The Weekly Writ for Dec. 22
A claim of foreign interference, a non-existant honeymoon and an election that was all about religion.
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.
In this final instalment of the Weekly Writ for 2021, I take a look at the Conservatives’ claims of foreign interference in the federal election and the abandonment of an electoral reform pledge by François Legault.
Then, I take a look at some new polls out of Manitoba and New Brunswick, along with a trio of quick hits on the pandemic and where the federal leaders stand.
Finally, I take you to a Toronto-area riding where a big name won’t be on the ballot in June and travel back in time to the 19th century to recount the stories of an election that was all about religion and a past prime minister who has now been surpassed by a 21st century Erin O’Toole.
It’s been a heavy week news-wise and I think we could all use a little break from politics (and, let’s be frank, everything) for the next little while. So, you won’t be hearing from me very much over the next few weeks — though I’ll be posting a couple of discussion threads that will hopefully be a fun diversion! Let me take this opportunity to wish you a safe and restorative holiday break and we’ll regroup in 2022.
But before we take out the slippers, let’s get to one more Weekly Writ.