PRE-WRIT RIDING BREAKDOWN – NDP

NDP (as of 25 Mar) SAFE (> 10 pt ahead) = 17 >>> absolute minimum = 17 seats STRONG (5-10 pt ahead) = 8 >>> likely low = 25 seats LEANING (< 5 pt ahead) = 8 >>> current projection = 32 seats CLOSE (< 5 pts behind) = 7 >>> likely high = 40 ...

PRE-WRIT RIDING BREAKDOWN – LIBERALS

LIBERAL (as of 25 Mar) SAFE (> 10 pt ahead) = 42 >>> absolute minimum = 42 seats STRONG (5-10 pt ahead) = 15 >>> likely low = 57 seats LEANING (< 5 pt ahead) = 12 >>> current projection = 69 seats CLOSE (< 5 pts behind) = 23 >>> likely high = 92 ...

PRE-WRIT RIDING BREAKDOWN – CONSERVATIVES

CONSERVATIVE (as of 25 Mar) SAFE (> 10 pt ahead) = 123 >>> absolute minimum = 123 seats STRONG (5-10 pt ahead) = 14 >>> likely low = 137 seats LEANING (< 5 pt ahead) = 21 >>> current projection = 158 seats CLOSE (< 5 pts behind) = 16 >>> likely high = 174 ...

March 20 Seat Projections

New Ekos, Ipsos and Leger polls in the past week, so here are the latest projections — Conservatives hovering right around majority territory… CURRENT PROJECTIONS (through Mar 20) CANADA CPC – avg 155 seats (39.6%) – low 134 (38.1%), high 171 (41.1%) LPC – avg 71 (26.4%) – low 60 (24.9%), high 89 (27.9%) BQ ...

CONSERVATIVES CLOSE TO MAJORITY TERRITORY

With talk of a spring election heating up, I thought it would be useful to check where things currently stand — as you can see from the number below, the Conservatives are within striking distance of a majority (which requires at least 155 seats)… CURRENT PROJECTIONS (through Mar 9) CANADA CPC – avg 152 seats ...

Paul Copeland: On sanctions & ICC – Burma

Paul Copeland is a reputed  Toronto based Human Rights lawyer and fellow member of Canadian Friends of Burma who has been a strong voice for democracy in Burma. While Canada has done some good things to support democracy in Burma, a lot more can be done, especially in helping bring refugees in UNHCR camps to Canada. ...

Confessions of a Liberal Mind: Getting Dumb on crime

One thing I really like about Conservatives is even when they are totally wrong, they still think they are right and will stick to being wrong. That is until their leader tells them they are wrong, and they flip flop faster then a hipster vegan at a McDonald’s restaurant. I just read a piece in ...

Confessions of a Liberal Mind: Getting Dumb on crime

One thing I really like about Conservatives is even when they are totally wrong, they still think they are right and will stick to being wrong. That is until their leader tells them they are wrong, and they flip flop faster then a hipster vegan at a McDonald’s restaurant. I just read a piece in ...

Confessions of a Liberal Mind: Getting Dumb on crime

One thing I really like about Conservatives is even when they are totally wrong, they still think they are right and will stick to being wrong. That is until their leader tells them they are wrong, and they flip flop faster then a hipster vegan at a McDonald’s restaurant. I just read a piece in ...

India’s Budget Highlights 2011 – Canada can gain from it

India has unveiled a $273.4 Billion budget for the year 2011-2012. . Two key sectors that will be of interest to Canada are infrastructure, and Mutual Funds. Defence and commodities continue to be highly untapped markets for Canadian companies. Here is  2 minute version of it more details  below. –“The budget has set about a lot ...

India will be world’s No. 1 economy by 2050 : CITI Financial

Citi Financial has released a report that project the largest economies of the world in 2050. It is an interesting list with India leading the way(not surprising)  with no European country(surprising) and Nigeria coming in at  six.  Here is the top 10 and news article on it. Following will be the 10 largest economies in ...

A Sustainable Now: Canada’s Economic [Distr]Action Plan

Canada’s Economic [Distr]Action Plan

More Notes From Underground: How The Anti-Fluoride Craze Explains Sarah Palin

Tom Flanagan is upset that Calgary’s city council has decided to end fluoride treatment of Calgary’s water supply. This is, as Flanagan correctly points out, against all evidence about the safety and benefits of fluoride in the water supply. Of course, as the Big City Liberal observes, Flanagan is reaping a whirlwind that he sowed ...

What’s Up Doc?

FYI, my apologies for the dearth of postings on DS for the last while. Apart from a pretty quiet Canadian political scene, I haven’t had much spare time of late — with teaching and research but also the arrival of these little ones (twin girls, born 1/1/11) has kept my wife and I pretty busy. ...

Stephen Harper supports democratic protests?

Stephen Harper is a champion of the right to protest, as long as it doesn’t include violence and as long as it doesn’t occur in his Canada. He has on a few occasions opined that he firmly supports the protest de jour in whatever country there happens to be people setting themselves on fire or ...

Canada should push for democracy in Burma

For the first time in the forum’s history, members of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) discussed the advancement of democracy in Burma today, following the tabling of a proposed resolution by the Canadian Delegation at the APPF conference in Ulannbattor, Mongolia. The Honourable Bryon Wilfert (MP, Richmond Hill) is Co-Chair of the Canadian delegation ...

The Roundhouse: Purchasing Fighter Jets, Yes. F-35s, Maybe.

The prospective purchase of 65 F-35 fighter aircraft for the Canadian Forces has become, perhaps unsurprisingly, a political football. What is little in evidence, however, is discussion of the role the aircraft are intended to fill in our national defence policy, and the reasons for making this specific purchase. As background it is worth reminding ...

The Roundhouse: Purchasing Fighter Jets, Yes. F-35s, Maybe.

The prospective purchase of 65 F-35 fighter aircraft for the Canadian Forces has become, perhaps unsurprisingly, a political football. What is little in evidence, however, is discussion of the role the aircraft are intended to fill in our national defence policy, and the reasons for making this specific purchase. As background it is worth reminding ...

The Roundhouse: Purchasing Fighter Jets, Yes. F-35s, Maybe.

The prospective purchase of 65 F-35 fighter aircraft for the Canadian Forces has become, perhaps unsurprisingly, a political football. What is little in evidence, however, is discussion of the role the aircraft are intended to fill in our national defence policy, and the reasons for making this specific purchase. As background it is worth reminding ...

Dalton McGuinty greetings for Thai Pongal festival

Premier’s Statement Thai Pongal NEWS January 14, 2011 Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty released this statement marking the Thai Pongal festival. “On behalf of the Government of Ontario I wish to extend warm wishes to those Ontario families who are celebrating Thai Pongal. Thai Pongal, an annual festival celebrating the bounty of the harvest, is observed ...

Canada and Burma: 2010 Highlights

2010 was spectacular with the release of  Aung San Suu Kyi, but a disaster with the flawed election and nature’s havoc with Giri. We will continue to pursue peaceful means to bring democracy and respect for human rights in Burma and thanks to Canada for being supportive, but more needs to be done. – Canada ...

The Roundhouse: The Wee Shuffle

Today’s Cabinet Shuffle, necessitated by the retirement of Jim Prentice to move on to a job at CIBC, was as minor as it could have been. A replacement had to be found for Mr. Prentice, and while there were no other important changes the strategy of wooing Greater Toronto prior to the next election continued. ...

The Roundhouse: The Wee Shuffle

Today’s Cabinet Shuffle, necessitated by the retirement of Jim Prentice to move on to a job at CIBC, was as minor as it could have been. A replacement had to be found for Mr. Prentice, and while there were no other important changes the strategy of wooing Greater Toronto prior to the next election continued. ...

The Roundhouse: The Wee Shuffle

Today’s Cabinet Shuffle, necessitated by the retirement of Jim Prentice to move on to a job at CIBC, was as minor as it could have been. A replacement had to be found for Mr. Prentice, and while there were no other important changes the strategy of wooing Greater Toronto prior to the next election continued. ...

KKK vs Wikileaks

In the US you can not make donations to Wikileaks through Visa, Mastercard or Paypal, but you can still use them for KKK ! Way to go Obama, defending the rights of KKK but not Wikileaks! You are an inspiration for young visible minorities to follow!