The Weekly Writ for Nov. 10

Byelection intrigue in Quebec and Alberta, where Canadians stand on climate change and a victory for the Coalitionists

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.

Lots to cover in this morning’s Weekly Writ!

  • Sunday’s municipal elections in Quebec had some surprises, as Valérie Plante prevailed by a wider margin in Montreal than the polls suggested she would and Bruno Marchand won the mayoralty in Quebec City after the race was called — for his opponent.

  • The municipal elections will force a byelection in Quebec that could put some pressure on the leader of the Parti Québécois (and mark the return of a divisive former Bloc leader), while a byelection in Alberta could turn out to be a serious challenge to Jason Kenney’s premiership.

  • The New Democrats on the east coast are losing a leader while the New Democrats on the west coast raised a ton of money, a Prairie premier gets a thumbs up from his party members and turnout is looking strong in a P.E.I. byelection.

But wait, there’s more! New polls on climate change, flying the flag and where the parties and leaders stand; the next instalment of the #EveryElectionProject, which takes us back to a coalition victory (and no, that’s not what Trudeau and Singh are allegedly mulling); and, finally, we mark a milestone for the only MP from the Class of ‘99.

Let’s get to it.

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