The Weekly Writ for Nov. 16
Polling on the notwithstanding clause; how Poilievre is doing in Quebec; and a trail blazed by Alexa McDonough.
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 today’s edition of the Weekly Writ, I start first with an incoming premier of British Columbia and then a Liberal leader in New Brunswick who is eying a seat in the province’s Legislative Assembly.
Polls this week give us a hint as to why Doug Ford had to back down on his use of the notwithstanding clause while François Legault doesn’t, and we take a deep dive into some Quebec numbers to see how Pierre Poilievre is doing in the province.
The riding of the week is a potential tipping point in next spring’s Alberta election and I mark a milestone for a territorial premier. Finally, the #EveryElectionProject looks at a breakthrough for Alexa McDonough — as well as the casual sexism of the times.
Let’s get to it!