Saturday, April 23, 2011

Vote Early, Vote Often

Just a reminder that advance polls are open yesterday, today, and Monday. Elections.ca will gladly point you where you need to go.

I just got back from voting for Christine Innes, a fine candidate in Trinity Spadina who I've had the honour of door knocking for this campaign. Christine, as you may know, is running against Olivia Chow since, after all, I'm just incapable of ever living in a Liberal riding.

11 Comments:

  • Pain builds charactor. You must have charactor in spades.

    By Blogger bigcitylib, at 8:06 PM  

  • Are any of 70-odd liberal seats in danger due to Laytonmania?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:25 PM  

  • You could always move! It's not as if you didn't have your pick of Liberal ridings to live in in Toronto; there was no need to deliberately choose an NDP one. :)

    By Blogger Jae/Jennie, at 8:35 PM  

  • As a Tory that grew up in Parkdale-High Park, I feel your pain. My understanding is that demographically, you guys may have a shot at T-S (next time, if not this time) with the increasing condo vote.

    By Anonymous hosertohoosier, at 8:42 PM  

  • Vote often?

    You're advocating electoral fraud.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:54 PM  

  • This page has been screen captured and will be forwarded to Elections Canada and the RCMP.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:55 PM  

  • So if Innes wins, you'll move to Toronto-Danforth?

    By Blogger Election Watcher, at 9:09 PM  

  • Yes, there are probably an extra 10,000 voters in the condos who weren't there in 2008, so it's definitely a winnable seat. Plus, they're a lot more organized this time, since Christine was nominated a year ago, as supposed to just at the start of the writ.

    A lot obviously comes down to the national campaign, but it's definitely a seat which is in play if the NDP vote doesn't increase too much in Ontario.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 11:48 PM  

  • Unlike Calgary, Trinity-Spadina is winneable win you consider the new condos. The main question is how many of those will go Tory as opposed to Liberal. The Tories will at most get around 16%, but nonetheless if they do well in the condos, they could prevent a Liberal win. And regardless of how the Liberals do, there are plenty of safe Liberal ridings in Toronto so its a little easier to live in a Liberal riding if you live in Toronto as opposed to Calgary, where the chances of the Liberals winning a seat there is about the same as the Leafs winning next years' stanley cup.

    I also don't think the NDP vote will increase too much in Ontario unlike Quebec. After all Ontario has had an NDP government provincially so they are a bit more skeptical about voting for them.

    By Blogger Miles Lunn, at 6:06 PM  

  • Ontario has had a BOB RAE government - that should make people sceptical about voting Liberal.

    By Blogger DL, at 11:38 PM  

  • DL - I concur. That might also be what holds them back in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia as the former two have had an NDP government and the latter two currently do although in Manitoba they are fairly popular, but not so in Nova Scotia.

    By Blogger Miles Lunn, at 12:21 AM  

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