Nov 26, 2021 • 25M

Episode #22 - We're here for a good time (not a long time)

The House returns for a short pre-holiday sitting, a look back at the Year 2000 and your questions answered, all this and more on this week's episode of The Writ.

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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:

In the news

  • The House re-elects its speaker and hears a throne speech.

  • Former NDP MP Pierre Nantel is trying to make a comeback with his third party in as many years.

  • Erin O’Toole and Jason Kenney hold on as party leaders.

  • Yukon’s minority government survives a confidence vote.

  • The Greens have a new interim leader: Amita Kuttner.

Polls of the week

  • The next election on the docket is Ontario’s in June, and the Progressive Conservatives are still holding a narrow lead over the opposition Liberals and New Democrats, according to Léger.

  • A look at how Canadians are feeling about inflation from Ipsos.

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Questions and answers

  • If the Liberals met a 1993 PC-level defeat, which seats would be the surviving two?

  • Whither the Greens?

  • What’s my early take on federal polling trends?

  • Do the Quebec Liberals still dominate the anglophone vote?

The #EveryElectionProject

  • Jean Chrétien’s last victory in the 2000 Canadian election, when the right was still divided and the Liberals looked set to govern forever.

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