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Episode #6 - Should I stay or should I go (to the polls) now?

Episode #6 - Should I stay or should I go (to the polls) now?

Election calls, election counts and fundraising on this week's episode of The Writ.

This week on The Writ podcast:

In the news

Polls of the week

  • LégerAbacus Data and the Angus Reid Institute: Three federal polls conducted in the last week have good news for the Liberals, but not necessarily great news.

  • Léger/Postmedia: The United Conservatives in Alberta are trailing behind the NDP (again).

  • Léger: It’s a Léger triple-play with a look at the latest numbers in Nova Scotia’s election campaign.

Questions and answers

  • Why doesn’t Canada have exit polls?

  • If Trudeau wins another minority, does history say he’s toast?

  • How much do local issues matter?


  • The 1867 Canadian federal election.

  • Sources: Dynasties and Interludes: Past and Present in Canadian Politics by Jon H. Pammett and Lawrence Leduc, Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times by Richard Gwyn and Joseph Howe, Volume II: The Briton Becomes Canadian, 1848-1873 by Murray Beck.

If you have any questions you’d like me to answer in next week’s episode, leave a comment below, tweet me or send me an email. Thanks for listening!

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The Writ
The Writ Podcast
Hosted by Éric Grenier, The Writ podcast explores the world of elections and politics in Canada.