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

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

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?


  • 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 by J.P. Kirby.

If you have any questions you’d like me to answer in next week’s episode, leave a comment below, tweet me or send me an email. Thanks for listening!

The Writ
The Writ Podcast
Hosted by Éric Grenier, The Writ podcast explores the world of elections and politics in Canada.