Sep 24, 2021

Episode #13 - It's over!

The CBC's Aaron Wherry joins me to discuss what changes could come out of the no-change election on this week's episode of The Writ.

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Éric Grenier
Hosted by Éric Grenier, The Writ podcast explores the world of elections and politics in Canada.
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This week on The Writ podcast, Aaron Wherry, senior writer with the CBC and author of Promise and Peril: Justin Trudeau in Power, joins me to discuss the results of Monday’s election.

In the news

  • Will this have been the last election for Trudeau and what will he do with this next term in office?

  • The Conservatives and the decisions they need to make about where to go next with the party — more to the centre or back to the right.

  • Whether the New Democrats should (or can be) satisfied with their modest gains.

  • Maxime Bernier and the future of the People’s Party.

  • What the durability of the Bloc Québécois, as well as other parties, means for the future of minority governments in Canada.

  • Also: does Baden-Württemberg have a great electoral system, or the greatest electoral system?

Questions and answers

  • Did the People’s Party actually cost the Conservatives any seats?

  • What should we make of the Greens’ victory in Kitchener Centre?

  • Biggest upset of the night.


  • The 1965 Canadian federal election, which returned a parliament that looked nearly the same as the one elected in 1963.

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This week’s podcast title musical inspiration, from the inimitable Roy Orbison:

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