Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day Twenty: Assigned Readings

A tiny little CBC primer on the debates. The network will be hosting the English-language debate at 8 p.m. while the French-language debate will be on at 7 p.m. on Radio-Canada. I hope I can watch, and if I do I'll be on Twitter with my up-to-the-minute stream-of-consciousness (banana) thoughts.

The Progressive Conservatives have a platform, but it doesn't have any numbers. Problem.

The battleground riding of Grand Lake-Gagetown in today's Telegraph-Journal. With a poll! Incredibly, while the Liberals and Progressive Conservatives are tied at 34% in this riding, Kris Austin of the People's Alliance is running "a strong third" with 23%. It gets better for the People's Alliance when you consider Austin leads the "second choice" ballot and still half of the electorate were either undecided or did not want to respond. It was a close race in 2006, so from that perspective nothing's changed.

The Daily Gleaner has its rundown of yesterday's election promises.

And, the best news of all, The Pundits' Guide, that essential reference on all things electoral, now has a New Brunswick provincial wing of the site. It's very, very exciting.

Lots to cover today!