Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
EKOS poll surveyed 3,004 Canadians, including 2,783 decided voters, between April 22 and April 24.
8% were undecided or ineligible.
Pollster Frank Graves calls it an unprecedented turn and “astonishing shift” for the NDP, which has traditionally trailed the two other main federal parties. Leader Jack Layton is climbing most dramatically in Quebec, but building momentum in all regions of the country.It may be 1 poll but I'm thinking that this is just the beginning as the orange wave blows East, West, North & South across Canada ~ who has seen the wind?
We are now looking at a Con minority of 131 seats, with 100 NDP seats plus 69 Lib seats giving a 38 seat lead over the Cons.
YES WE CAN!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
David Olive's Everybody's Business
As it happens, with coalitions legitimized as never before, there has never been an election in which "strategic voting" made less sense.
Alice Funke, author of The Pundit's Guide to Federal Elections, has crunched the numbers to show how picking the wrong candidate can actually promote vote-splitting and help the targeted Conservative win.
In elections past, Liberals and Conservatives were the top two contenders in the majority of ridings, but that is no longer the case, she says. In 2008, the NDP ran second or first in more than 100 ridings — making the strategic-vote recommendation for this election a challenge.
It will be Tories who "come up the middle" from strategic voting, by splitting the progressive vote, and not the Grits or Dippers. So vote your heart. Then, no matter the outcome, you can live with and be proud of your vote.
And know you've made history.
CATCH THE ORANGE WAVE
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Today’s polls show that the NDP has reached Liberal levels of support — EKOS has the two parties tied at 24.7% apiece, behind the Conservatives at 34.4%. And this doesn’t seem to be a one-poll anomaly — four other polls are saying similar things. What’s more, the distribution of NDP support is good — my model predicts that the NDP will win 81 seats to the Liberal’s 73. In every region of the country, the NDP has made gains over the last few days. Of particular interest, the NDP seems to have become the federalist choice in Quebec, solidly out-polling the other two federal parties and even the Bloc within Quebec. The model predicts 29 seats in Quebec, more than the Bloc at 22, and more than the Liberals and Conservatives combined. The NDP has also roared back to prominence in its historical stronghold of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, winning a predicted 34.7% of the vote and 16 seats.
So what does this all mean? First, if an election were held tomorrow, the NDP have a 95.2% chance of winning more seats than the Liberals.
YES WE CAN! GO JACK ~ YOU ROCK!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
(The Canadian Press) – 1 hour ago
OTTAWA — Quote of the night from the federal leaders' French debate Wednesday (translated):
"You and your team are like a hockey team made up of defencemen only. The NDP can score goals. That's the major difference between you and us." — NDP Leader Jack Layton to Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe.
Sure do love hockey night in Canada debates!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Findings of the poll, conducted by Ipsos Reid, show Harper leads as the candidate who would make the best prime minister, with 47 per cent of respondents agreeing with this statement. That compares to 35 per cent who feel NDP leader Jack Layton would make the best leader.In Quebec, however, Layton leads in this and several other leadership categories.
Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff trails with 19 per cent. The numbers are almost unchanged from the last time the question was asked by Ipsos Reid, in late March.
In that province he is seen as the best candidate for prime minister with 54 per cent, 23 points ahead of second-place Harper. The question was not asked about Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe, whose party is running only in Quebec.
"Harper gets his lowest numbers in Quebec and Jack Layton gets his largest numbers, almost 20 points better than other regions," Bricker said. "I think this time around, people that are federalist, they haven't quite made up their mind."
In Quebec, Layton leads Duceppe on trustworthiness, where 41 per cent rank him trustworthy, compared to 24 per cent who see Duceppe that way.
LAYTON IS THE CLEAR PROGRESSIVE CHOICE IN CANADA FOR PM!
Ottawa is broken and this election why not send MPs who actually want to make it work by working with others.
Only the New Democrats are willing to work with others!
Robertson has the right attitude - he's worked across ideology to ensure the best agricultural policies are considered by all political parties.
Robertson wants to fight for farmers, families, communities and businesses in Huron-Bruce.
Make the right choice on May 2!
The NDP food platform is the thickest of those of the federal parties, and is the most focused on the development of regional food systems.
No surprise there with Grant Robertson running for the NDP in Huron/Bruce.
Grant Robertson has become one of the most respected and well known voices on agricultural and food policy in Canada. While the elected Ontario Coordinator of the National Farmers Union (NFU), Grant traveled the country speaking to farmers, agri-business leaders, and eaters listening and talking about people’s concerns and solutions. Grant made numerous appearances in front of Parliamentary Committees and has met and worked with members of all of Canada’s major political parties on issues ranging from food and agriculture, to energy, health care, education, economic development and many more. Grant also was a guest on a number of radio stations across the country, invited to conferences and meetings held by industry, farm groups and foodies talking about food policy. Grant’s favourite times were often on urban radio stations because the conversations invariably became ones about how to can, or cook whole chickens or roasts and so on and Grant had the opportunity to highlight Ontario grown foods and re-acquaint listeners with real food. Grant also wrote a weekly commentary for the NFU that was featured on radio and in newspapers across Ontario and also appeared regularly in newspapers from BC to PEI.
FOOD SHOULD BE A PRIORITY BECAUSE FARMERS FEED CITIES!