CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau: Just how sticky is Quebec support for Thomas Mulcair’s NDP?

The answer? Not very sticky. The straw in the wind of the huge problem facing Mulcair and his NDP MPs in Quebec comes from the June 15 Forum poll, which showed this result: Take a long hard look at that result. Despite the NDP having the wind in its sails for many months now, despite ...

Calgary Grit: The Name Game

Despite all quantitative evidence to the contrary, trust me when I say Quebecers hate these two men more than the Boston Bruins In today’s Globe & Mail, Lysianne Gagnon takes aim at Justin Trudeau: Is Justin Trudeau really the Liberals’ best option? If the Toronto Liberal intelligentsia believe that Justin Trudeau, being a Trudeau and ...

somecanuckchick dot com: Fixed Election Date #FAIL

WTF does not even begin to convey my complete and utter shock and disgust… Today, in the House of Commons, during Question Period, the interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada asked the Prime Minister about Canada’s fixed election date (known as #elxn42 to the #cdnpoli Twitterati), the legislation that created it, whether or ...

CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau: The Power of the Brand

The latest Angus-Reid poll has some startling results for all parties. It seems that if Justin Trudeau was leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, the party would be propelled from its current third place behind the NDP and Harper new Tories, into the first choice of the majority of respondents: However, two possible leaders ...

Calgary Grit: Trudeau’s Poll Position

Many Canadians polled have heard of this man It’s no secret that Liberals love power above all else, so it’s hard for any Liberal to stay immune to Trudeaumania when you see headlines like “Justin Trudeau could lead Liberals to first place, new poll shows” or “Trudeau could be Grits’ only hope, says pollster Graves“. ...

CuriosityCat: Liberals will hold the balance of power in the next Parliament

Come the election, with the Harper new Tories brand tarnished ever more every day, the polls have for the last few weeks shown that Harper will be out as prime minister in the 2014/2015 election, with the NDP having the most seats but not a majority. The latest Forum poll shows the probable seats held ...

Impolitical: Fun with headlines, etc.

“Liberal leadership: Justin Trudeau could lead Liberals to first place, new poll shows.” Um, what? I read this report twice. But nowhere do I see in that Star report anything to support the sensational headline. He’s first in one online poll on possible Liberal candidate names, yes. Vaunting the party in the polls to first ...

CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau: 58% of Liberals approve of him as leader

The latest Forum poll should put the wind in the sails of Justin Trudeau: Majority of Liberals approve of Trudeau as leader When asked directly if they approved or disapproved of Justin Trudeau as leader of the Liberals, the majority of party supporters (58%) approve, while just one fifth

Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP Rise To 37%, Conservatives Drop To 30%

Since Tom Mulcair was chosen to lead the party back in March, the NDP has maintained a strong support across Canada, which has continued to grow. The opposite is true for the Conservatives. Their support has been steadily dropping. Canadians are becoming more aware of the scandals plaguing them. And the exposure of the omnibus ...

A BCer in Toronto: Quoted on affairs Liberal

Postmedia’s Lee Berthiaume filed the obligatory Justin Trudeau and the Liberal leadership story yesterday, and I’m quoted. First, in defence of charisma:  “Charisma can be seen as superficial, but it is important,” said Liberal blogger Jeff Jedras. “I’m looking for someone who can go into small groups in small towns across the country and win ...

CuriosityCat: Jeffrey Simpson’s mistaken premises about Quebec and Justin Trudeau

Interesting article today by Simpson in the Globe & Mail. He virtually writes off the Liberal Party of Canada, seeing little hope for it in its former stronghold of Quebec, and also sees Justin Trudeau as unfit for leadership of the party. I disagree with two basic premises in his argument, one about Quebec and ...

Trashy's World: Justin Trudeau…

… will he or won’t he? I haven’t a clue and don’t pretend otherwise. But Warren Kinsella does have some insights and recently (as in “today”) outlined 10 Reasons why JT is a Good Choice. All valid points and, quite frankly, this from-the-sidelines blogger-dude cannot come up with 10 Reasons why JT isn’t a Good ...

A BCer in Toronto: The case for Justin Trudeau and a two-election strategy

There are a number of interesting names floating around as possible contenders for the Liberal Party of Canada leadership, and many more less than interesting names. While I may or may not support him were he to run, I think there’s a good case to be made for Justin Trudeau. And it may not be ...

CuriosityCat: The New Era: The Cullen Plan is alive, and a coalition government probable

Nathan Cullen broke with other senior Dippers during the NDP leadership race to openly espouse the concept of electoral cooperation between the NDP, the LPC and the Greens. The aim would not be a merger of the three parties, but simply a working arrangement at the constituency level – driven by ordinary members of the ...

Pressing Politics: Protected: It’s Justin, Not Pierre’s Son: Trudeau The Next Liberal Leader?

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Calgary Grit: Rae’s Play

Rae has milked the interim leader title for all its worth In perhaps the least surprising news story of the year, Bob Rae appears set to announce his candidacy for Liberal leadership for the third time in the last six years. Say what you will about the man (and I’m about to say plenty), but ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: May Another Man Win

The Libs have decided to let  Bob Rae run for the LPoC leadership.  Which is OK by me because I basically think he’s served the party well, is not some kind of 5th columnist and etc., and really ought to be treated fairly and with respect. I also don’t think he’s our  guy anymore.  Not ...

Calgary Grit: Liberal Leadership Update: Trudeaumania?

The Liberal Party’s National Executive is set to meet next Wednesday to set the party’s leadership race rules. Shortly thereafter, Bob Rae will announce his intentions and, from there, the dominos will fall. With BBQ season soon upon us, it won’t take long to figure out who’s running, even if the formal declarations take a bit of time. One name ...

Calgary Grit: An update on all the people MAYBE running for Liberal leadership

The expectation is that rules for the Liberal leadership race will come down in June, setting the stage for a summer of getting to know the men and women wanting to lead Canada’s third party. But while we won’t know the rules of the race for another month or two, that hasn’t limited speculation in ...

Impolitical: Friday political fun

A one minute classic. Atta boy! (h/t a little birdie & Sullivan’s site) P.S. Also in the fun category but of a different kind, this.

Calgary Grit: Happy Anniversary!

One year ago today, Stephen Harper turned an “unwanted election” into his first majority government, Jack Layton and the NDP soared to never before seen heights, and Liberals spent the evening curled up in a fetal position sobbing in the corner. On political anniversaries, it’s tempting to give each party a thumbs up or thumbs ...

CuriosityCat: My shortlist for permanent leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

Speculation swirls around Bob Rae and his rumoured resignation as interim leader in order to throw his hat into the ring for permanent leader. Journalists give their views of which Liberals will be candidates. The party itself is preparing to enrol tens of thousands of Supporters, who – although not members of the Party – ...

The Equivocator: “Pennies 4 Katimavik” Launches Today!

Pennies 4 Katimavik (a campaign spearheaded by Bismah Haq) is officially launching today in Ottawa at 2:30pm (click here for the facebook event.) When I heard about this campaign I was very excited. Axing the program was one of the Harper government’s most maliciously-arbitrary decisions in the 2012 budget. I talked to Bismah about what ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: the reform-conservative family feud continues in alberta’s election.

Wildrose is under attack! The same people that caused the Liberal Party of Canada to be in power for 13 uninterrupted years now have Wildrose in their crosshairs. They want nothing more than to see the Redford PCs re-elected to impose their big government knows best, ivory tower views on all of us. In a ...

centerandleft: Bob Rae’s Steep Climb

A Leger Marketing poll was conducted between April 2nd and 4th,  and showed the NDP on top of the pack, with 33%, leading the Conservatives by 1%. The Liberals were far behind at 19%, the same level of support given in May 2011. Leger’s information confirms another poll done earlier in the week by Harris-Decema ...