Archive for May 23rd, 2012

Will voters ground Tories over F-35?

- May 23rd, 2012


Only 6% of Canadians say they give the federal government a passing grade on how it’s handled the F-35 fighter jet program, according to an Abacus Data survey exclusive to QMI Agency.

Even among Conservative supporters that number is only 11%.

Read the full story here.


- May 23rd, 2012

The Montreal transit employee union urges its members to refuse to transport police officers. (In French) Also strongly encourages its members to sign the petition against Bill 78.

Barack Obama’s tough night

- May 23rd, 2012

Not a happy evening:

‘Uncommitted’ is keeping it closer than expected in the Kentucky Democratic presidential primary. With 104 of 120 counties counted, President Barack Obama leads ’Uncommitted’ by only 20 percentage points. The tally so far: Obama with 105,487 votes (or 60.04 percent of the vote), while ’Uncommitted’ claims 70,211 votes (or 39.96 percent).

(UPDATE: With 99.8 percent reporting, Barack Obama has 119,245 votes, while ’Uncommitted’ has 86,789 votes. That is, Obama has 57.9 percent of the vote, while ’Uncommitted’ has 42.1 percent.)

The Republican primary isn’t nearly as close. Presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, leads his closest rival, Ron Paul, by over 55 percentage points so far. The current tally: Romney has 107,362 votes (or 66.85 percent of the vote), Paul with 20,117 votes (12.53 percent), Rick Santorum with 14,230 (8.86 percent), Newt Gingrich with 9,459 votes (5.89 percent), and ’Uncommitted’ with 9,428 (5.87 percent of the vote).

Paul, Santorum, and Gingrich have dropped out (or, in Paul’s case, essentially dropped out) of the race. Needless to say, ‘Uncommitted’ is not an actual candidate.