Posts Tagged ‘elections

By-election scorecards: How have party leaders fared?

- June 30th, 2014

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Since Stephen Harper became leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, he has led his side through 30 by-elections. His party’s record in those by-elections? Pretty good. Conservatives held 7 seats in which they were the incumbent, stole 4 seats from another incumbent party, and suffered 1 loss. In the rest, they were neither the incumbent nor were able to steal.  Read more…

Fair to launch attack ads at an opponent who’s in re-hab? Chow thinks so

- June 24th, 2014
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Toronto candidate for mayor Olivia Chow rallies her supporters at the Chestnut Conference Centre in downtown Toronto Sunday. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

Last night, Olivia Chow unveiled two new radio ads in her campaign to win the job of Mayor of Toronto. The two ads are “attack ads” and they go after the incumbent, Rob Ford. As far as attack ads go, they’re pretty slick and may make you chuckle. Listen to them here: Read more…

Mission for Ontario’s Tories: Figure out how to win Kingston …

- June 22nd, 2014

As an Ontario Progressive Conservative, Steve Clark is about safe as safe can be in his Eastern Ontario riding of Leeds-Grenville, but how does he – and other Ontario Tories — make more ridings more Tory-friendly? For Clark, the first step is going to the riding next door, Kingston and the Islands, and asking voters there why they don’t like his party.

The final campaign day in Ontario: Liberals go hard after Toronto New Democrats

- June 10th, 2014
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PICKERING, Ont. – Premier Kathleen Wynne attends a rally at Pickering-Scarborough East office of Tracy MacCharles on Tuesday. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun)

The final day of the campaign in the 41st Ontario general election gets going early for all three major party leaders. Read more…

Ahead of Ontario election, The final tale of the tape on job numbers

- June 6th, 2014

Statistics Canada was out this morning with the final jobs report before Ontarians head to the polls next Thursday.

Here, then, are some aggregate numbers on the Liberal record in office so far as jobs go. Choose which one you like to make your preferred political point: Read more…