The Weekly Writ for Aug. 24
How the points system could hurt Poilievre, what campaign slogans you'll hear in Quebec, and a hypothetical question is answered.
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.
We’re getting into the final days of the Conservative leadership race and Quebec’s pre-election period, so anticipation levels are high. Accordingly, the Weekly Writ today is focusing primarily on these two races.
First, we take a look at some new fundraising figures from the Conservative leadership contest that provide a hint at how the party’s points system could penalize Poilievre. But enough to cost him the win? Probably not.
Then, we peek at the new slogans parties will be using throughout the Quebec election campaign and what they signify for each party’s strategy.
We have a new poll that investigates how a hypothetical Charest-led party would do and I profile a key riding in Quebec City.
Finally, the #EveryElectionProject takes us back nearly a century ago when Louis-Alexandre Taschereau employed a campaign strategy that still works today.
Let’s get to it.