A guide for watching leaders’ debates
How voters assess debates and whether that assessment will affect vote choice is something political parties struggle to understand as they develop debate strategy. They are confronted with satisfying conflicting demands from voters and media who evaluate debates from vastly different perspectives.
Liberals’ Marie-France Lalonde holds riding vacated by ex-MP Andrew Leslie
ELECTION NIGHT UPDATE: Liberal candidate Marie-France Lalonde took the seat by a wide margin over runner-up Conservative contender David Bertschi and third-place finisher Jacqui Wiens of the NDP. The riding was previously held by Liberal MP Andrew Leslie, who decided not to seek re-election. Residents of the Orléans riding now…
Framing the campaign: Trust and values
Media and political response to the Trudeau black face photos have likely turned the campaign from a bidding war to increase the affordability of daily life to a leadership-driven campaign (even more so than normal) centred on character adn values.
The growing gap between public and media perceptions
Three recent examples in the federal election campaign highlight what appears to be a growing gap between how the public and media perceive issues and what each considers important.
Liberal Anthony Rota defeats Tory challenger Jordy Carr
The Liberal incumbent will be hard to beat in this riding near North Bay.
Tory veteran Cheryl Gallant easily earns seventh term
Cheryl Gallant is seeking her seventh term as an MP in the Oct. 21 federal election.
Catherine McKenna holds off NDP rival Emilie Taman
Ottawa Centre features a race that includes Catherine McKenna, the environment minister.