Sunday, April 22, 2007

Manitoba Votes

The writ has been dropped in Manitoba for a May 22nd vote. This has, obviously led to speculation that there won't be a federal spring election because federal party leaders always look out for Manitoba when it comes to election timing. Right? Right? Right?

As for the vote itself, above and beyond finding Winnipeg on the map, I don't think there's much I can add. There are some smart sounding people in Coyne's comments section who can likely shed a bit of light on the vote. The common consensus is that the NDP fortunes are sagging a bit but Gary Doer's personal popularity can likely keep them in government. Hugh McFadyen (whose name I have no clue how to pronounce) leads the Tories and also seems to be viewed quite favourably, while the Liberals...well...their 54 year election drought likely won't be ending this time.

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6 Comments:

  • 54 years? Ha! That is worse than the Maple Leafs.

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 4:30 PM  

  • Well, the Liberals are up to 86 years out of power in Alberta...

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 4:44 PM  

  • Manitoba plus probably PEI in thre next couple of weeks. No Spring election, dude. Count on it. If you don'r believe me, the buzz meter at nationalnewswatch is down to 30%.

    By Blogger bigcitylib, at 5:31 PM  

  • Manitobans will vote out Doer and in Hughie. Jon and the Libs may well add some seats - Paul Hesse in Fort Rouge is strong as is Dr. Chris Hildahl in Fort Garry and Wayne Helguson in Minto wil be formidable. Be sure to watch a very festive debate and the campiagn shortens to 25 days with May long and this weekend gone. Intersting Writ Drop after Harpers Plane is off the ground - Doers' grasping and will not do well under the scrutiny of an election especially on health care, crime, crocus investment scandal and manitoba hydro.
    BrownersBlog

    By Blogger Browners Blog, at 8:32 PM  

  • bigcitylib; I've been saying a 2008 election for a while so I certainly won't argue with you on that...

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 1:10 AM  

  • My only relevent input is, phonetically, "mick-fad-e-yen".

    By Blogger Mickie, at 2:01 PM  

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