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Montreal Simon: In Frank and Passionate Defence of Thomas Mulcair

Well I've defended Justin Trudeau a lot recently, in three of my last six posts.When she was attacked, I defended Elizabeth May. And now it seems I must defend Tom Mulcair.From a story that suggests that he is really a closeted Harper Con. Read more »

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Montreal Simon: Orange Surge: New Poll Shows the NDP Leading the Other Parties

As I've been saying for quite a while the winds of change are sweeping across this country, and the latest EKOS poll only confirms that.The NDP is still rising like a rocket.It's lead over the other parties continues to grow.And if an election was held tomorrow it would likely be in a position to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Orange Surge: New Poll Shows the NDP Leading the Other Parties

Montreal Simon: Breaking: New Poll Suggests The NDP is Now Leading the Other Parties.

For weeks Tom Mulcair and the NDP have been climbing steadily in the polls, and it was clear that if that trend continued it was only a matter of time before they passed the other parties.Well now they finally appear to have done it.According to the latest EKOS poll they are now in first . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Breaking: New Poll Suggests The NDP is Now Leading the Other Parties.

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Excuse me Ipsos, do you know how to count? NDP doing quite well in the West, thank you.

Today, Ipsos came out with this headline:Orange Crush is East, Not West: Federal Parties All Tied Up as Quebec Buoys NDP (30%) to Statistical Tie with Tories (31%), Grits (31%) Nationally  Considering the actual poll numbers, especially when compa… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Excuse me Ipsos, do you know how to count? NDP doing quite well in the West, thank you.

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Excuse me Ipsos, do you know how to count? NDP doing quite well in the West, thank you.

Today, Ipsos came out with this headline:

Orange Crush is East, Not West: Federal Parties All Tied Up as Quebec Buoys NDP (30%) to Statistical Tie with Tories (31%), Grits (31%) Nationally 

Considering the actual poll numbers, especially when compared with the previous Ipsos polls, this is pretty misleading. It would imply that the . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Excuse me Ipsos, do you know how to count? NDP doing quite well in the West, thank you.

Montreal Simon: Orange Wave Rising: A New Poll Shows the NDP On Top

Last week I said that the way Tom Mulcair's NDP was surging in the polls it wouldn't be long before it passed both the Liberals and the Cons.And sure enough that seems to be what's happened. A new EKOS poll has the NDP on top. And another orange wave is now a real possibility.Read . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Orange Wave Rising: A New Poll Shows the NDP On Top

Montreal Simon: Breaking: A New Poll Suggests the NDP is Surging

For months Tom Mulcair and the NDP have been creeping up in the polls. But this latest EKOS poll is still stunning.For now it's starting to look like an orange surge. Read more »

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Alberta Politics: Despite his huge unintended favour to the NDP, U of A chair Doug Goss needs to step aside

PHOTOS: Doug Goss chairs the notorious news conference at which five prominent Edmonton businessmen assailed the New Democrats as amateurs and patronized Albertans about their need to start “thinking straight” mere hours before the May 5 election saw the NDP crush the Tories he supported. Below: Construction company CEO John Cameron and Alberta Premier Designate . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Despite his huge unintended favour to the NDP, U of A chair Doug Goss needs to step aside

Progressive Proselytizing: The NDP’s 7% problem

The NDP’s biggest problem electorally isn’t a question of policy or values or leadership or connecting with voters or just about anything else perennially brought up to explain their difficulties in the polls both federally and provincially across Cana… . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: The NDP’s 7% problem

Progressive Proselytizing: The NDP’s 7% problem

The NDP’s biggest problem electorally isn’t a question of policy or values or leadership or connecting with voters or just about anything else perennially brought up to explain their difficulties in the polls both federally and provincially across Canada. Their big problem comes down to one stat: only 7% of Canadians think they will win . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: The NDP’s 7% problem

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Can the Alberta NDP win in Calgary?

TweetTo describe it as a long-shot is polite, but two Edmonton MLAs running for the leadership of Alberta’s New Democratic Party say that growing support in Calgary is critical. Edmonton-Strathcona MLA Rachel Notley launched her campaign for her party’s leadership at Niko’s Bistro in Kensington this week. And Edmonton-Calder MLA David Eggen described Alberta’s largest . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Can the Alberta NDP win in Calgary?

Cowichan Conversations: The Best Thing That Could Happen in the Ontario Election is Nothing

Kevin Logan-Cowichan Conversations Contributor

So they have finally done it.

The Backroom Brain Trust (or is that Brian Trust?) which have concocted endless, hair-brained strategies and tactics under the banner of the “Orange Wave” must think they are real clever eh?

After losing Government in Nova Scotia, ditching Government in BC and leaving . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Best Thing That Could Happen in the Ontario Election is Nothing

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Rumoured Tory poll showing Alberta NDP surge: Orange Wave, or just orange hair dye?

Orange Wave, or just orange dye? Below: Alberta Premier Alison Redford with her Chief of Staff, Stephen Carter (photo borrowed from Calgary Herald); NDP Leader Brian Mason.

What’s with the recent buzz there’s a private Conservative poll that shows NDP support surging in the Capital Region?

Is this a real Orange Wave, or is it . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Rumoured Tory poll showing Alberta NDP surge: Orange Wave, or just orange hair dye?

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: The party that Jack built is bigger than any single leader

Jack Layton in Edmonton during last spring’s federal election campaign. Below: Jack Layton yesterday.Leadership matters, so there is no question that the loss of Opposition Leader Jack Layton, even for a short time, will hurt the New Democratic Party… . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: The party that Jack built is bigger than any single leader

Montreal Simon: Jack Layton Takes His Leave

He fought so bravely against one cancer, leading his party into a gruelling election campaign, even though it was clear that some days were harder than others.Now he must fight another battle.My battle against prostate cancer is going very well. My PSA… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jack Layton Takes His Leave

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: The Alberta NDP has a historic opportunity to surf the Orange Wave

Why shouldn’t Alberta New Democrats surf Jack Layton’s Orange Wave, observed in Alberta last May?Can the New Democrats win the next Alberta provincial election?OK, crazy thought. I was only kidding… I think. But let’s consider another crazy que… . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: The Alberta NDP has a historic opportunity to surf the Orange Wave

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Orange Wave to Orange Crush: looking ahead to an era of stable, effective New Democrat government

Acting Liberal Leader Bob Rae contemplates the future of his party … and his bellbottoms. (Actual federal Liberal leaders may not appear exactly as illustrated.) Below: Stephen Harper, all hat… (Grabbed from www.stephenharperisatotallynormalguy.com… . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Orange Wave to Orange Crush: looking ahead to an era of stable, effective New Democrat government

Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP support continues to grow after the election

Lack of buyer’s remorse over Tories and NDP bodes ill for Liberals and Bloc – The Globe and Mail Results from the latest Harris-Decima poll: Conservatives: 38% (down 1.6%) NDP: 33% (up 2.4%) Liberals: 15% (down 3.9%) Bloc (In Quebec): 22% (down 1.4%… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP support continues to grow after the election

Pop The Stack: Liberals Turn My Dreams a Whiter Shade of Pale

I just flipped on the radio and Michael Ignatieff is talking about electoral reform. Am I in some kind of Fringe-like alternate universe where my dreams (ahem, remember The Liberal Nuclear Option?) are about to become reality? Well, not exactly. Iggy…I believe you have a large bucket of ice world water for me? I’ve said […] . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Liberals Turn My Dreams a Whiter Shade of Pale

ParliamANT Hill: Royal Wedding Celebrated by CanadiAnts

Inspired by this story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/royalwedding/story/2011/04/29/royal-wedding-reaction-fans.html . . . → Read More: ParliamANT Hill: Royal Wedding Celebrated by CanadiAnts