Episode #3 - Go West where the skies aren't blue

338Canada's Philippe J. Fournier joins the show on this week's episode of The Writ

  
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This week on The Writ podcast, with special guest Philippe J. Fournier of 338Canada:

In the news

  • Justin Trudeau heads to Western Canada, announcing funding for transit in Calgary and child care in British Columbia.

  • Erin O’Toole pitches an equalization rebate to Albertans.

  • Jody Wilson-Raybould announces she will not run for re-election.

  • The Green Party saga continues.

Polls of the week

  • Abacus Data: What you really think about the federal leaders.

  • Nanos Research: O’Toole falls to third on Best Prime Minister.

Questions and answers

  • Which party do the Liberals need to go through to win a majority?

  • What are the prospects for the New Democrats?

  • Do provincial politics have an influence on federal elections?

#EveryElectionProject

  • The 1921 Alberta provincial election.

  • Sources: John E. Brownlee: A Biography by Franklin Foster, Alberta Premiers of the Twentieth Century edited by Bradford J. Rennie, The Progressive Party in Canada by W.L. Morton and election-atlas.ca by J.P. Kirby.

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