Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Quick Hits

No new blog content today, but I'll direct you to a pair of older posts:

1. Everyone has until Wednesday at 10 pm to vote in the latest round of "Canada's Biggest Election". The 1957/58 vs. 1878 matchup may be en route to a recount, with 57/58 holding 1 vote lead so far.

2. Three by elections have been called for September 8th: Saint-Lambert and Westmount-Ville-Marie should be held with reduced leads by the Bloc and Liberals, despite NDP hype around Anne Lagacé Dowson in Westmount. The real test will be Guelph - for the riding background, here's what I had to say about it back in May.

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  • It'll be interesting to see how the Bloc does. Have they already hit rock bottom and are on the road to recovery or are their supporters continuing to bail when they get to the ballot box and, if so, where are they going?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:30 a.m.  

  • Despite all the focus on Outremont, the Bloc were the ones who lost the most support last fall in those Quebec by elections. It'll be interesting to see if that trend continues here...

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 9:15 a.m.  

  • I'd say anyone voting in bye-elections is motivated and this could be a test for Steffi's Green Shift (trademarked?)

    By Blogger Unknown, at 10:34 a.m.  

  • Will Rae and Ignatief supporters in Westmount vote NDP to help their aging contenders to the throne?

    By Blogger nuna d. above, at 11:51 a.m.  

  • highly unlikely nuna

    I wrote during the outremont by-election that the Ontario people came to Quebec and became frantic when it was close.

    Now Ontario Liberals are once again bashing Quebec Liberal organizers and even though Marc Garneau doesnt have the bsolute best organization, Westmount is to Montreal like Toronto Centre is to Toronto.

    A political nobody lost Outremont to an experienced politician who everybody thought was a Liberal...

    This time a national hero is running against a CBC radio noon host who actually lives in Outremont and voted for Tom Mulcair.

    The NDP is severely affecting tom mulcair's chance at re-election by claiming they can take this seat. When they get trounced (Expect Garneau to easily double the NDP's vote) it will only make Mulcair look like a fluke.

    Let's not forget, Tom Mulcair was a Liberal alot longer than Jocelyn Coulon was...something some Liberals noticed at the end of that by-election campaign...

    By Blogger Anthony, at 4:18 p.m.  

  • Mo is in Dan

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:37 p.m.  

  • For my part every person ought to go through it.

    By Anonymous www.jaen-3d.com, at 3:29 a.m.  

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