Updated: April 2013
ThreeHundredEight.com provides projections for Canadian federal and provincial elections in a non-partisan manner, and focuses primarily on the topic of political opinion polls.
The site is owned and run by myself, Éric Grenier. I am a writer specializing in Canadian politics and history.
I have written for The Globe and Mail since September 2010, have been a columnist for The Hill Times since November 2010, and have been a contributor to The Huffington Post Canada since June 2011. I also worked with Le Devoir during the 2011 federal election campaign and L'actualité during the 2012 Quebec election campaign, and I have been published in several history magazines.
I have never been employed by any political party, I have no political affiliations and I am not an advocate or active supporter of any political party. While I did volunteer in a few federal and provincial campaigns when I was younger, before this site was launched in October 2008, those days are well behind me.
I am absolutely committed to presenting the information here in a non-partisan manner and the projection model is absolutely neutral. I am also committed to reporting on polls responsibly, which means emphasizing statistically significant shifts in support over those that are within the margin of error, identifying potential outlier results, and expecting a high standard of transparency and quality from Canada's pollsters.
ThreeHundredEight refers to the number of seats currently in the Canadian House of Commons. This site has been inspired by the fantastic work of Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight, an American site that does electoral projections for congressional and presidential races and analyses polls. My methods are inspired by but do not mimic his methods.