We found 16 special ridings that will change the outcome of the election. In these ridings: the Conservative candidate is ahead, one of the progressive candidates is a close second, while the other is a distant third but still has enough support to impact the result. Brampton Centre and Prince George are two examples.
After months of an on-air campaign claiming Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is “just not ready” to be prime minister, another gruelling 78-day election campaign spewing the now tired slogan and, indeed, almost 10 years in office, it’s become evident that Harper himself just isn’t ready for an increasingly diverse Canadian future.
The writing on the wall couldn’t be clearer: between now and 2031, the population of foreign-born Canadians will grow four times faster than everyone else, according to Statistics Canada. By then, nearly half of Canadians will be either foreign-born or have a least one parent is one.
On the other hand, “old stock” Canadians are getting older. For the first time ever, the population of seniors over 65 outnumber the under 15 crowd. Given that life expectancy in Canada is about 80-84 years (depending on gender) , we’re about to see a dramatic electoral shift in roughly 15 years.
The Liberals have moved into the lead in the latest Forum Research poll, collecting 35 per cent support to 31 per cent for the Conservatives and 26 per cent for the NDP.
What do you do when you’re six weeks from the biggest election of your life, your party is mired in scandal and shedding candidates almost daily, while you’re trailing behind a bearded socialist and the son of the man youhate most in Canadian political history?
If you’re Stephen Harper, you clean house, hire the most-successful Conservative strategist in the world, and pledge to ban the niqab, restrict refugee claims and set up a tipline for Canadians to report “barbaric cultural practices.”
A LEADING Canadian Tory urged voters on Monday not to back his party’s “racist” leader Stephen Harper in this month’s elections.
Former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams laid into the current prime minister’s Islamophobic policies in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
With little over two weeks left before Canadians, the Conservatives have jumped out to a “clear lead” in public support, according to new results from polling firm Forum Research.
The survey of 1,499 Canadian voters has Conservative Leader Stephen Harper’s party ahead with 34 per cent support, compared to 28 per cent for the NDP and 27 per cent support for the Liberals.
The Greens and Bloc Québécois each drew 5 per cent support, and 1 per cent of respondents said they support “other.”