Episode #17 - Ballot of choice
Ranked ballots are back on the table, new polls are out and the last Father of Confederation is shown the door, all this and more on this week's episode of The Writ.
This week on The Writ podcast:
In the news
Alberta makes history, electing a woman as mayor of Calgary and someone of South Asian origin as mayor of Edmonton for the first time.
Elections Canada announces how many seats each province will have after the next re-distribution is completed.
Alison Coffin resigns as leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador NDP after party delegates vote in favour of a leadership review.
A provincial byelection will be held in Prince Edward Island on November 15.
Polls of the week
The Ontario PCs hold a narrow lead against a divided opposition, according to a Léger/Postmedia poll.
Jason Kenney’s United Conservatives trail the Alberta NDP by 16 points, according to a Mainstreet Research/Western Standard survey.
Questions and answers
Ranked ballots. That’s the question.
Who is the B.C. Liberal leadership race frontrunner?
Has a defeated premier ever made a comeback?
Who was my voice in Ottawa and Quebec City when I was a wee baby?
The 1971 Newfoundland and Labrador election, marking the first defeat for Canada’s last Father of Confederation.
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This week’s podcast title musical inspiration courtesy of Fatboy Slim: