The Weekly Writ for Apr. 27
Macron wins, Poilievre and Charest have name recognition and Old Man Ontario rises to the top.
Welcome to the Weekly Writ, a round-up of the latest federal and provincial polls, election news and political history that lands in your inbox every Wednesday morning.
In this edition of the Weekly Writ, the last Weekly Writ before next Wednesday’s writ drop in Ontario, we evaluate Emmanuel Macron’s election victory in France and highlight a new arrival on the political scene in Prince Edward Island.
Then, we look at some polling that suggests only Pierre Poilievre and Jean Charest elicit a glimmer of recognition from Conservative Party faithful, gauge what Ontarians think about a post-election Liberal-NDP arrangement and confirm that, yes, François Legault and the CAQ remain popular.
Finally, I profile an Ontario bellwether and an old leadership race for the Ontario PCs, and mark a milestone for the fighting-for-his-life premier of Alberta.
Let’s get to it.
IN THE NEWS
Macron beats Le Pen (and his polls), again
Emmanuel Macron won re-election in the second round of the French presidential election held on Sunday, defeating Marine Le Pen by a wide margin.