Episode #15 - I want you to want me (as leader)
Erin O'Toole passes one test, Jason Kenney is failing another and an election that ended with no opposition, this and more on The Writ Podcast.
In case you missed it already this week, I’ve started my series of post-election analyses of each party’s performance. Check them out below (subscribers only):
This week on The Writ podcast:
In the news
Erin O’Toole holds a meeting with his new caucus for the first time and emerges with his leadership intact, for now.
A judicial recount overturns the preliminary results in a Quebec riding, meaning not a single seat changed hands in the province.
Former Manitoba premier Brian Pallister resigns his seat of Fort Whyte.
Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili passes a leadership vote, though not exactly with flying colours.
Sabrina Nanji of Queen’s Park Observer joins the podcast for her first update on the election goings-on at the Ontario legislature.
Polls of the week
François Legault is sitting pretty in the latest Léger poll out of Quebec.
Jason Kenney is sitting…ugly?…in a new ThinkHQ poll out of Alberta.
Questions and answers
What do the federal results in Quebec say about next year’s provincial election?
What’s the new path to a majority for the Liberals or Conservatives?
Notable second-place finishes on election night.
The 1987 New Brunswick election, in which voters decided an opposition was optional.
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This week’s podcast title musical inspiration courtesy of Cheap Trick:
Thanks for listening and have a great Thanksgiving weekend!