Monday, October 03, 2011

Rejoice Liberals!

Down to third-party status federally. Teetering in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. In opposition everywhere else.

Except in PEI.

The province that makes up 9% of the federal Liberal caucus decides to stick with Ghiz:

Ghiz’s Liberals return to power in PEI

The Liberals came back to power with a reduced majority in Prince Edward Island Monday, leaving incumbent premier Robert Ghiz with a weaker hand to tackle the province’s looming financial problems.

The Grits were projected by The Canadian Press to win more than half of the legislature’s 27 seats, a clear victory but considerably fewer than forecast at the start of the campaign.

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  • Ah yes, the coveted premiership of BC, a powerful position up there with being mayor of Abbotsford (which has nearly the same population).

    By Anonymous hosertohoosier, at 7:48 p.m.  

  • Ach BC = PEI

    By Anonymous hosertohoosier, at 7:49 p.m.  

  • all I can say is that if you consider the BC government to actually be a "Liberal" government in anything but name, then it is no wonder the LPC has been relegated to third party status... The fact that many federal liberals actually support the BC government (which is as far right as any Conservative party in the country and further right than a few) demonstrates why the Federal Liberals are failing - because they are almost indistinguishable from the CPC.

    By Blogger Kirbycairo, at 8:29 p.m.  

  • Looks like 22-5, which is down 2 from the dissolution and 1 from the last election. The late-breaking immigration corruption allegations saved the Tories from what was looking to be a total rout (at the start of the campaign some people were talking 27-0, though given some of the Tory margins I don't think that was in the cards). But the allegations were so over the top that they didn't have as big an impact as they might otherwise have (for instance, the idea that Richard Brown has $100 million in a bank acount in the Cayman Islands would strike as absurd anyone who actually knows Richard Brown).

    By Blogger Sean C, at 8:39 p.m.  

  • It is worth pointing out that the place where Liberals are doing the best (PEI) is the place where abortion is least accessible.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:46 a.m.  

  • And once again completely muffs the election. I guess making seat projections on 2 polls isn't such a good idea after all.

    By Anonymous Deb, at 9:55 a.m.  

  • PEI - Isn't that like the Toronto Star of provinces? They'll always go Liberal.

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 10:44 a.m.  

  • Deb, I think 308 may end up doing okay in Ontario, albeit for the wrong reasons. Their model heavily overestimates Liberal seat wins, for an assumption of roughly equal Liberal and PC support.

    However, there appears to be a late break towards the Liberals, which may vindicate the majority prediction, albeit based on a 10 point Liberal edge, no a 2 point one.

    By Anonymous hosertohoosier, at 3:42 p.m.  

  • Kirby is right here.

    The BC Liberal Party has nothing to do, really, with the Liberal Party of Canada or most other Liberal Parties across the country.

    No need to group the BC Liberals into this category.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:20 p.m.  

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