Posts Tagged ‘#elxn42

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…

One year until Canada’s 42nd general election: Can we get $5 from you?

- October 20th, 2014

We’re one year from the 42nd general election in Canada’s history. A new poll from the folks at Ekos Sunday says the Liberals start this 365-day countdown well out in front but that the NDP may be the party to watch.

In any event, all parties are blitzing their volunteers looking for the money they’ll need — the national campaign will need an estimated $22 million alone during the four or five week writ period — and here’s what landed in the inboxes of supporters Sunday:

The Conservatives have a fundraising goal which they are trying to hit Sunday night: Read more…

New Brunswick proposes new federal riding boundaries

- June 22nd, 2012

New Brunswick today became the second province to see what its proposed new federal riding boundaries might look like. (Newfoundland and Labrador was first off the mark last month).

The proposed changes in New Brunswick do not look, to my eyes, as radical a re-drawing as they do in Newfoundland though there’s a fascinating Twitter discussion happening as I write this around the #nbpoli hashtag.

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Daily Brief Video: Conservative MP John Williamson defends the “reprehensible” Cotler calls

- December 16th, 2011

The Speaker of the House of Commons — and Conservative MP — Andrew Scheer says what his party was doing to Liberal MP Irwin Cotler was “reprensible.” Conservative MP John Williamson tells the Daily Brief he believes Scheer’s language was “over-the-top” and defends a controversial polling practice. Read more…