Two events proved to be significant turning points in the election campaign. One was the rise of the Bloc Québécois after the first French-language debate “fundamentally shifted the dynamics,” according to Dan Arnold, the Liberal Party’s pollster. The other was the moment that the electorate “definitely woke up” — theRead More →

Superior courts in B.C. and Quebec have ordered judicial recounts in two federal ridings following close races where the winning and losing candidates were separated by only a few hundred votes.  Elections Canada said recounts were granted after requests from the second-place candidates in the riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam, about 25 kilometres eastRead More →

More than one-third of Canadians voted strategically in last week’s federal election to stop another party from winning, a new poll suggests. Thirty-five per cent of respondents to the Leger poll said their decision about which party to support took into account the chance that their vote might prevent another party’s candidate fromRead More →