Posts Tagged ‘elections

Wait a minute: Mulcair’s NDP says Andrea Horwath’s NDP beat Christine Elliott?

- November 12th, 2014
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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Whitby-Oshawa Liberal candidate Celina Caesar-Chavannes (right) meet constituents at the Whitby Go Train station on October 30, 2014. (Photo by Trudeau official photo Adam Scotti from this Flickr Gallery https://www.flickr.com/photos/justintrudeau/sets/72157649013377706 )

Oh dear. I think the federal NDP has mixed things up terribly. Read more…

Paperwork makes the world go around: Liberal get set for 338 universe

- November 8th, 2014

The following notice was in the Canada Gazette this morning. One might think that Liberals were giving up in, say, Wascana — the riding of Ralph Goodale. Not so, of course.  Today’s batch of deregistrations are all part of paperwork shuffle involved in moving from the current 308-riding universe to the new 338-riding universe. Expect the flurry of paperwork to continue for the next few weeks. Read more…

New Brunswick MLA quits politics 3 weeks after winning seat by 9 votes

- October 14th, 2014

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New Brunswick held a general election as per its fixed election date law on Sept. 22. Because it’s a fixed-date election, none of the parties or candidates were surprised by the date of this election. The result? The New Brunswick Liberals, led by 32-year-old Brian Gallant, would oust the incumbent Progressive Conservatives led by David Alward and win a majority government.

In the riding of Saint John East, it was a very close battle but Liberal Gary Keating (pictured above) won by nine votes, a victory that only a judicial recount would certify. Keating scored 2,332 votes to incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA Glen Savoie who had 2,323 votes.

Three weeks later, Keating quit. Here is his statement, released today (my emphasis): Read more…

Is Wildrose violating copyrights in new ads?

- October 9th, 2014

 

The nice. And now …

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An unprecedented disaster of an interview for the Liberal leading in New Brunswick

- September 17th, 2014
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CBC New Brunswick Harry Forestell, left, takes no prisoners in the “re-do” interview with New Brunswick Liberal Leader Brian Gallant.

With just five full days of campaigning to go until New Brunswickers vote on Monday, Liberal Leader Brian Gallant will be struggling to recover from the worst media interview a politician ever gave in mid-campaign since Stéphane Dion got confused in the 2008 federal election.

But while Gallant’s mix-up, like Dion’s, involved a re-do, Gallant cannot blame his media interlocutor for a confusing, ill-worded question.

In the re-do, in fact, he did the exact opposite of making things right. He was forced to admit, time and again, his own errors and, in doing so, dissembled at least twice. Read more…