Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It's On : Reports

Several media outlets are reporting that Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff will no longer support the Conservative government and that we're headed for an election campaign starting at the beginning of October.

Of course, we've heard these sort of reports ever since the first minority government was elected in 2004. But with a $2-million ad-campaign about to start, the opportunity to vote down the government in a few weeks, and two other opposition parties extremely unlikely to back down, I'd say the odds are strongly in favour of an election in a few weeks.

When and if an election does take place, I plan to give full coverage with daily projection updates, daily poll reports, and general political coverage.

Ignatieff is expected to speak to the Liberal MPs gathered in Sudbury later today, and we should get a better idea of what he's thinking at that time.

10 comments:

  1. Whose $2 million ad campaign - the Liberals or the Conservatives? I hadn't read about that before.

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  2. Liberal. It's been mentioned in a few media reports this morning. It is supposed to portray Ignatieff in a statesman-like light, and is supposed to attack the Harper government without being personal.

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  3. It would be interesting to see how these figures break down on a provincial level.

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  4. Which figures are you referring to?

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  5. I meant the voting efficiency numbers. For instance, how efficient are the parties in BC (etc), or how does the LPC's (etc.) efficiency vary from province to province?

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  6. It's something I considered looking at this morning, but didn't have the time. Maybe in the future.

    It would be helpful, though, if you posted your comments about a certain post under that post.

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  7. Hi, do you have any idea if and where I can find a map with all 308 ridings throughout Canada? And if the candidate was elected with a big margin, etc.? I've been looking for such a thing forever

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  8. You should look at the Elections Canada website.

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  9. Best interactive map is at:
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canadavotes/map/2008/#

    Wikipedia also has the riding previous election summaries.

    Also electionprediction.org as you may be aware up has a complementary riding by riding prediction and discussion.

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  10. I'll be keeping track of all of this as well on my own projection bloc. I look forward to the friendly competition between our two sites, and will throw you a few links now and then as well!

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