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To Come Back, The Conservative Party Must Return

Originally Published on the Common Sense Canadian

By Rafe Mair

Can the Conservative Party come back?

Of course, but to come back, the Conservative Party must return.

Sound confusing?

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Will The Premiers Learn Anything In Paris?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau is about to take most of our political leaders on a field trip. Elizabeth May, Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the Conservative party, and all of the nation’s premiers are invited. This will be an expensive outing. Will the premiers learn anything in Paris?

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Poll Shows Harper Trailing In 7 Key BC Ridings

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1With only five days left until the election, a new poll commissioned by the Dogwood Initiative shows the NDP losing the lead it had only a month ago, while both the Conservatives and Liberals surging ahead. Mario Canseco, of the market research company Insights West, says “it is a very close race,” but the poll shows Harper trailing in 7 key BC Ridings.

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Vote For Sustainable Energy & the Climate

The ECOreport reposts a suggestion that you Vote For Sustainable Energy & the Climate on Oct 19th. You might just tip the balance.

Originally Published on BCSEA

By Thomas Hackney, BCSEA Policy Director

The Conservatives, Greens, Liberals and NDP all make platform commitments on sustainable energy and climate action. Here is a quick comparison. (Assessing credibility is up to you!)

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Why There Will be no English Consortium Debate

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The English Consortium debates have part of  Canadian elections since 1968. Around 11 million Canadians watched watched the so-called “people’s debate” – televised by CBC, CTV, Global, and Tele-Quebec – in 2011. This election will be different. In the video below, Elizabeth May explains why there will be no English Consortium Debate

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What About The Green Party?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe thing I love about Nanos polls is that they list a second party their respondents are considering. This shows gives us a better picture of the potential growth for each party. As you can see in the bar chart above, the Conservatives (CPC) are really the nation’s third choice. However the NDP and Liberals keep cancelling each other out. This the Conservatives, who have not received 40% of the popular vote since 1988, have been in power for a decade.  But what about the Green Party?
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It’s Decision Time, Liberal or Conservative?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMAfter months  of what has been called a “three way horse race,”  the choices are getting clearer. As the narrator from one of the latest Conservative attack ads puts it, “It’s Decision Time, Liberal or Conservative?”

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It Is Time Canada Cleaned Up Its’ Emissions

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMTom Mulcair just announced his plan “to restore Canada’s environmental credibility at home and around the world by putting a price on carbon, making polluters pay and taking meaningful steps to reduce carbon emissions.” Mulcair is right, it is time Canada cleaned up its’ emissions.

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Some Canadian Political Videos Are Credible

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Though their presentation is more sophisticated, many of the political ads for this election use the simple formula “We good, they bad.” Viewer are subjected to an ongoing argument in which parties spin the facts to glorify themselves and vilify their opponents. Much of this is questionable, and badly in need of fact checking, but some Canadian political videos are credible.

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This Time, BC Counts

Rate Mair’s latest analysis of the 2015 election: Mulcair & Trudeau are both coming on strong, Elizabeth May shines and this time, BC Counts

Originally Published on The Common Sense Canadian 

By Rafe Mair

Churchill once stated that the best time to predict events was after they had happened and I think he was probably right.

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