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 election-atlas.ca by J.P. Kirby.
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