Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Introduction to

Updated: April 2017

From October 2008 to March 2017, provided projections for Canadian federal and provincial elections, focusing primarily on the topic of political opinion polls.

The site was owned and run by me, Éric Grenier, a writer specializing in Canadian politics and history.

He is now a senior writer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

He wrote for The Globe and Mail from 2010 to 2014, The Hill Times from 2010 to 2015, and The Huffington Post Canada from 2011 to 2014. He also worked with Le Devoir during the 2011 federal election campaign and L'actualité during the 2012 and 2014 Quebec election campaigns, and has been published in several history magazines.

He has been working for the CBC since 2014.

ThreeHundredEight refers to the number of seats that were in the Canadian House of Commons when the site was launched. This site was inspired by the fantastic work of Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight, an American data site that does electoral projections for congressional and presidential races, poll analysis, and more. My methods were inspired by but do not mimic his methods.