Ontario Legislature Returns for Fall Sitting

As the Ontario Legislature prepares to resume on Monday, much has changed in the provincial political landscape since June. Summer Break and Narrative Disrupted by Greenbelt Controversy With the Greenbelt controversy continuing to derail the Government’s once proactive agenda on building affordable housing for Ontarians, the Government has been left to play defense and issues […]

Manitoba Votes Day 16

Overview   On Thursday, Manitoba party leaders engaged in the last official debate of the campaign. They were given an opportunity to answer questions from each other, journalists, and make their platform priorities clear. Both the Stefanson and Lamont focused a lot of their energy on Kinew during the debate likely due to the NDP’s surge […]

Manitoba Votes Day Fourteen

Overview   Day 14 of the Manitoba election saw the first public debate between all three party leaders. During the 90-minute radio event, the leaders went toe-to-toe on health care, affordability, public safety, and the economy.   PC leader Heather Stefanson defended her government’s record while warning of the cost of an NDP government. The NDP’s […]

Return of the HoC

As the House of Commons resumes today, a lot has changed since Canada’s members of Parliament last sat in June, including the addition of five new MPs elected in by-elections who will take their seats for the first time. July also saw a large cabinet shuffle with seven new ministers appointed and a total of […]

Rentrée du Parlement à Ottawa

Alors que la Chambre des communes se prépare à reprendre ses travaux, beaucoup de choses ont changé depuis que les députés ont siégé en juin dernier, notamment l’arrivée de cinq nouveaux députés élus lors d’élections partielles qui siégeront pour la première fois. De plus, un important remaniement ministériel a eu lieu en juillet, avec la […]

Manitoba Votes Day Eleven

Week in Review  As week two comes to a close both campaigns are homing in on their main proposition to voters. Whereas Stefanson’s PCs are emphasizing tax cuts as a solution to the affordability crisis Kinew’s NDP is focused on strengthening the health-care system.   With next week bringing two public debates, the main cleavage is […]

Manitoba Votes Day Nine

Overview   Party leaders warmed up for next week’s televised debate at a forum hosted by the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association. The focus of the forum was on economic development in the province. Being that the PC’s focus has been on the economy, Leader Stefanson was able to reiterate key messages about reducing provincial taxation. Though […]

Manitoba Votes Day Seven

Overview   During the first weekend of the Manitoba election both the NDP and PC Leaders ventured outside of Winnipeg.   NDP Leader Wab Kinew held a townhall in Eriksdale to discuss the party’s plan to build an emergency room in the community. Eriksdale’s former emergency room was closed under the PC government, which Kinew framed as […]

Manitoba Votes Day Four

Campaigns heat up as week one comes to a close  As Manitoba moves into the first weekend of the campaign, no apparent frontrunner has emerged. Both the PCs and the NDP are laser focused on suburban Winnipeg where the election will likely be determined.   Analysis  Observers have noted Stefanson has been absent from many of […]