The Weekly Writ for Dec. 15
More leadership drama in Alberta, troubling numbers for Erin O'Toole and a new milestone for Jagmeet Singh.
Welcome to the Weekly Writ, a round-up of the latest federal and provincial polls, election news and political trivia that lands in your inbox every Wednesday morning.
Leadership remains a key focus in today’s Weekly Writ, as Alberta Premier Jason Kenney puts off a reckoning with members as a rival takes his next step toward a direct challenge and a poll shows his party still trailing. In Ottawa, Erin O’Toole faces some troubling numbers from his own party’s supporters.
The Parti Québécois thinks it has a shot in an upcoming byelection, we get new numbers for provincial governments out in Atlantic Canada and, sadly, we mark the tragic passing of a Manitoba MLA.
In the recurring segments, we take a trip to a tight Liberal-NDP battle in Northern Ontario, turn the clock back to a Red Tory re-election in Manitoba and see NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh surpass another trail blazer.
Let’s get to it.