Polygonic: If this isn’t bittersweet…

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – welcome to Dickensian Canada. The best of times, in some ways – a social democratic party’s never had a bigger share of the Parliamentary pie. And Quebec sovereigntists have never had less. The worst of times, clearly, in that years of fear-mongering […]

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Help your local Catch 22 campaign "pull the vote" on Monday

While I’ve never run for public office, I have run for several union positions over the past 25 years. Having both won and lost elections by just a single vote, I can tell you how important every last vote can be. In the case where I lost, it was because of a mistake made by my scrutineer (yes, we’re still friends).

We have to treat tomorrow’s election as if every single vote could be the deciding vote between a minority and a phony majority…

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Federal Election Prediction

With the 41st Canadian General Election Day arriving tomorrow, it seems that it is time for me to get my election prediction on the record. I am predicting a Conservative minority government with the New Democratic Party holding the balance of power. At this point, those two predictions are not

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308 seats

Saw this link from a friend on facebook (!)– ThreeHundredEight.com Basically a blog that keeps track of all the polling nationally, as well as in each riding.  I’m not sure how accurate this is, but seems inline with what many expect to happen–another Conservative minority government. What is interesting is a rise in the NDP numbers.  […]

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"The descent of democracy: A country under one man’s thumb"

There’s an excellent article by Lawrence Martin on iPolitics.ca about Harper’s methods, and how they’ve “brought Canadian democracy to new lows.” 

…The case for painting Harper as an anti-democrat stems from dozens of actions, catalogued below. They can be roughly divided into three categories: Treatment of the parliamentary process; degree of information control; intimidation of…

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Polygonic: Oops, they did it again

Is there any surprise that the Globe and Mail has endorsed the Conservatives? In small ways, yes. I had expected at least a modicum of restraint on their behalf, and was prepared to bet serious money that they’d declare for a Conservative minority, and against a majority, given, well, everything we’ve seen for five years. […]

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