Episode #18 - In the cabinet room where it happens
A new federal cabinet, how the provincial parties are doing and the high water mark for Alberta separatism, all this and more on this week's episode of The Writ.
This week on The Writ podcast:
In the news
The new federal cabinet has been sworn-in, and it includes two ministers who won their seats by tiny margins.
Nunavut holds its territorial election, with new faces in half of the assembly’s seats.
The results of Alberta’s referendum and senatorial votes are in.
The Manitoba PCs will announce their next leader, and the province’s new premier, on Saturday.
The Nova Scotia Greens have chosen a new leader.
Polls of the week
Abacus Data shows broad support for requiring MPs to be vaccinated to sit in the House of Commons.
The Angus Reid Institute gives us an update on how each of the provincial governments are doing.
Questions and answers
What’s the state of the mayoral race in Montreal?
Any cabinet surprises?
Are Liberal minority governments more stable than Conservative minority governments?
What would a close PC-NDP race in Ontario look like?
The 1982 Alberta election, Peter Lougheed’s last election as PC leader and the best performance ever for a Western separatist party.
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This week’s podcast title musical inspiration courtesy of Lin-Manuel Miranda: