This week on The Writ podcast:
In the news
Speculation has reached a fever pitch that the election call is literally days away.
Whenever the election is held, we might have to wait a few days before knowing what the result actually is.
The Conservatives raised the most money in the second quarter of 2021.
Polls of the week
Léger, Abacus 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.
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