Episode #20 - Island in the Sun (byelection remix)

An update on PEI politics, the results of Quebec's municipal elections and your questions answered, all this and more on this week's episode of The Writ.

  
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This week on The Writ podcast:

In the news

  • Quebec holds its municipal elections, with Valérie Plante beating Denis Coderre in the race to be Montreal’s mayor by a bigger margin than expected.

  • The leader of the Nova Scotia NDP announces he’ll be stepping down.

  • Another right-wing splinter party hopes to make waves in Ontario’s provincial election in June.

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  • Prince Edward Island is having a byelection on Monday. Teresa Wright, who teaches journalism at Holland College and has covered P.E.I. and federal politics for years, discusses where things stand politically on the island and what is at stake in the Cornwall–Meadowbank byelection. You can watch my interview with Teresa below:

Questions and answers

  • How many federal mail ballots arrived too late to be counted?

  • Who will be the next leader of the Green Party?

  • A trio of Quebec questions on Québec Solidaire, the stakes for Paul St-Pierre Plamondon in the upcoming byelection, and the history of the “leader’s courtesy” in Quebec.

  • Do Saskatchewan people/Saskatchewanians want to be a nation?

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This week’s podcast title musical inspiration courtesy of Weezer: