Candidates say while they face gender-based barriers to running for public office, during election campaigns isn’t the time to focus on that. They want to talk ideas.
During the federal election campaign the Liberals were patient and stayed out of the gutter, and delivered a positive message — which is what Canadians wanted.
The next chapter of our story begins with the coordinated and well-executed effort to replace Stephen Harper with Justin Trudeau. But if we want to shape the narrative, we can’t let go of the pen.
With election campaigns officially and unofficially in full swing, voters are bearing witness to a multitude of promises from politicians. We’re also seeing a rising number of disingenuous statements, some bordering on the laughable.
With mere months to go until the federal and provincial elections, the New Democratic Party is enjoying a resurgence at both levels. Can they maintain, and even strengthen, their momentum in the weeks and months until voters go to the polls?
Robo-call scandal symptomatic of deeper problems
Photographer Susan Morrissey Wyse was at NDP headquarters as the election results rolled in.
The polls have opened and the Newfoundland and Labrador general election is under way. To find where you can vote, click here. If you’re not sure which riding you’re in, click here. Voting can take place any time between now and 8pm. For further information, contact Elections Newfoundland and Labrador – who seem to have revamped their website at the tail end of this election campaign. Go to www.elections.gov.nl.ca. Stay tuned to The Independent later in the day for a list of key ridings to watch for when the ballots are counted this evening.
On the cusp of Voting Day, a final analysis of the 2011 General Election…
Kieran Hanley chimes in with his thoughts on the 2011 Newfoundland election campaign
To the polls be damned. Liberal leader Kevin Aylward said yesterday that according to his party’s internal polling, the Liberal party is close in at least two dozen races. “What we also see, in many of the districts — and we’re in play in 15 to 25, easily 25 to 30 districts — we have candidates who are possible winners,” he said. Polls throughout the campaign would seem to suggest otherwise; polls from various sources have consistently put the Liberals in third place in public opinion behind the NDP. The Independent‘s own analysis of Liberal strength throughout the province in 2007 (click here), in combination with the events thus far in this campaign, would also strongly indicate that Aylward’s predictions are unlikely. Somewhere between the polls and Aylward’s comments lies reality. Source: CBC
Newfoundland and Labrador is entering its final full week of its provincial election campaign, and VOCM is giving an update on where the leaders will be today. PC Leader Kathy Dunderdale will begin this week’s campaign in St. John’s with a visit to the Independent Living Resource Centre on Escasoni Place. She’s then heading off to the west coast where she will campaign with Wally Young in Rocky Harbour and Darryl Kelly in Deer Lake. Liberal Leader Kevin Aylward is focusing his energies today in St. George’s-Stephenville East where he’s hoping to win back the district he held for 18 years away from incumbent, Joan Burke. NDP Leader Lorraine Michael is making an announcement this morning at 11 at her campaign office concerning the 2014 Health Accord. Michael will be joined by Megan Leslie, the NDP MP for Halifax. Stay tuned this week for TheIndependent.ca’s review of the three political…
This year MUN’s midterm break falls on election day, which is forcing students to make alternative voting plans – or to rule out voting altogether. Paul Hussey from MUN’s student paper The MUSE talks with the Canadian Federation of Students NL to see what this means and what has been done to try and counteract the problem. “We’ve met with Elections NL a couple of times to talk about the importance of making sure students get out to vote,” said Jessica McCormick CFS-NL Chairperson. “And they’ve been reluctant to have any polling stations on campus, which is what we’ve been advocating for, especially with advanced polls.” Check out Paul’s article here. Online voting anybody?? Source: The MUSE
TheIndependent.ca counts down the weeks to the provincial election with a quick’n’dirty roundup of what’s happening on the campaign trails…
Liberal, NDP, and PC plans for Newfoundland and Labrador post October 11
Barring a monumental collapse in support, the party will be just fine heading into their 3rd consecutive majority government.
The NDP: A Long way to go
In this 3-part series, the results of the 2007 election are represented geographically, giving us an idea of the work ahead for each party to win even just one more seat.
George Murphy, NDP candidate for St. John’s East, says a fundraising letter sent out prior to the issuing of the election writ was done by accident and is asking his supporters to ignore it. Candidates are forbidden by law to raise money until the election writ is officially issued, which isn’t expected to happen until next Monday. The chief electoral office has also received a copy of Murphy’s letter and a spokesperson says Murphy will be asked to repay any money raised. Source: CBC