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Election Day in BC: What to Expect and When to Expect It

Election Day in BC: What to Expect and When to Expect It

It’s election day tomorrow, and after over four weeks of zoom-town halls and socially-distanced campaigning, the final polls coming out today are showing -- pretty much same thing they were showing at the beginning of the campaign. It’s unusual to see a campaign where...

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BC Election Blog – Debate Edition

BC Election Blog – Debate Edition

The first and only in-person debate between the three main parties contesting the BC election was held last night. The 90-minute event was tightly moderated, producing a much more orderly affair in comparison to what we’ve seen in the US Presidential contest, and...

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BC Election Week Two – Steady As She Goes for the BC NDP

BC Election Week Two – Steady As She Goes for the BC NDP

With two full weeks of the campaign now behind us, the BC NDP retains what appears to be a strong lead, with recent polls placing them between 11 and 18 points ahead of the BC Liberals. But with nearly three weeks left to go, there’s plenty of opportunity for the race...

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BC Election Week One

BC Election Week One

In a time like no other, expect an election campaign like no other. On the request of Premier John Horgan, BC’s Lieutenant-Governor dissolved the Legislature a week ago Monday, setting in motion a pandemic-era campaign that ends on October 24. At dissolution, Mr....

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Resurgence of COVID-19 fails to dampen Throne Speech ambition

Resurgence of COVID-19 fails to dampen Throne Speech ambition

As Canada enters the pandemic’s second wave, the Liberal government has presented a sprawling blueprint to overhaul the country’s economy, health care, approach to climate change, and social systems. In presenting the government’s Throne Speech, our embattled Governor...

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New Brunswick Re-Elects Premier Blaine Higgs

New Brunswick Re-Elects Premier Blaine Higgs

New Brunswick voters have re-elected Blaine Higgs as Premier of New Brunswick. This is the first time in 17 years that a governing party has been re-elected in New Brunswick. It appears that Premier Higgs will lead a majority Progressive Conservative government. In...

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Election Hawks See Mounting Evidence for Fall BC Election

Election Hawks See Mounting Evidence for Fall BC Election

“The enemy of conventional wisdom is not ideas,” said John Kenneth Galbraith, “but the march of events.” And though conventional wisdom may stack up against BC Premier John Horgan calling a fall election, election hawks point to events marching in the other direction....

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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole Announces Shadow Cabinet

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole Announces Shadow Cabinet

Ahead of Parliament returning on September 23, and on the heels of his announcement appointing Hon. Candice Bergen as Deputy Leader, Federal Conservative Leader and Leader of the Official Opposition Erin O’Toole has announced his shadow cabinet. As Conservatives...

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