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.