Blog of the Week: Andrew Spicer. I only came across this blog recently but it's one of the most updated and it's chalk full of election comments. Great observation on the effect the Gay Pride parades could have on the election.
Weekly Winner: Gilles Ducceppe. The latest Ipsos projections have him taking up to 67 seats. The Bloc is in such control right now that even a few hairnet pictures wouldn't hurt the guy.
Weekly Loser: Anna Maria Tremanti. The moderator of the English language debates got a lot of bad press for letting things get out of control.
Laugher of the Week: More gallows humour : From John Turner's 75th birthday comes the line "I didn't know the Titanic was registered to CSL."
Jean Lapierre mistake of the week: None. Although being the Quebec co-chair of a campaign which could leave the Liberals with 10-15 seats in the province won't help his resume.
We’re flying towards... A minority government. I've called it for the Tories but after this weekend, I'd say Martin may have a chance.
Highlight: A rough weekend for Harper gives him life.
Lowlight: Terrible debate performance. "Do your handlers tell you to talk all the time?"
The Liberal fortunes may be on the rise but it's not because of Martin. Ducceppe cleaned his clock in the French debate and Martin looked bad during the English debate.
Highlight: Looked cool and composed during the English debates
Lowlight: Air Canada story
The kiddie porn mishap may have been a low blow but it won't hurt Harper. It highlights the issue and will likely help him out with "soccer moms in Mississauga", as Harper himself put it when discussing the issue.
Highlight: Strong debate performance in both languages
Lowlight: Getting very little media coverage
I may be in the minority here, but I really liked Layton's performance during the debates.
Highlight: Winner of the French debate and put in a great performance in English which has everyone raving.
Lowlight: Nothing. He's still at zero on the Gaffe Meter.
Most puzzling is the reaction Ducceppe has been getting outside Quebec. Apparently SES found voters in the West saying they'd vote for Ducceppe. In addition, the Bloc claims they've been getting a dozen e-mails a day since the debate from Anglos outside Quebec asking the Bloc to run candidates in their ridings.