Friday, August 5, 2011

The new face of the NDP in Quebec

Nycole Turmel’s history with sovereigntist parties in Quebec may came as a shock to some, but to anyone familiar with the political landscape of the French-speaking province there is nothing surprising about it.

The new interim leader of the New Democrats was told to expect a rough time when she was handed the job, and it did not take long for the prediction to come true.

You can read the rest of the article at The Huffington Post Canada website.

I might as well take this opportunity to mention I'll be speaking about seat projections at a colloquium organized by the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy on September 6. Barry Kay, who has been practicing the art (magic?) for much longer than I, will also be speaking about the subject while the morning's seminar will focus more on actual polling and public opinion research. You can find more information about the event here.