The Weekly Writ for May 25
Next steps for Jason Kenney and the UCP, poll on Franco-Ontarians and two new byelections on the horizon
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, it’s time to survey the aftermath of Jason Kenney’s leadership review last week, check in on what’s happening with the Nova Scotia NDP leadership race and start the countdown clock on two new byelections — one of which could prove to be a stiff challenge for the next leader of the Conservative Party.
Then, we focus on Ontario with a new poll of Franco-Ontarians, the identity of this week’s tipping point seat that could decide whether or not Doug Ford’s PCs win a majority and the tale of a turn-of-the-century Ontario election that was decided by only a handful of votes.
Finally, we mark a milestone for the premier of New Brunswick.
And don’t forget to tune-in to the French language debate in the Conservative leadership race tonight, which is starting at 8 PM ET. With only two candidates who speak French well, it could prove to be a bit of a slog — but you could watch the simultaneously-translated version that will be carried on CBC News Network. I’ll be giving my pre- and post-debate analysis on an extended version of Power & Politics.
Alright, now back to this week’s Weekly Writ.
IN THE NEWS
Jason Kenney to stay on as premier until replacement named
In case you missed it last week, where have you been?