Pick of the Day: Canada’s 41st General Election

To try to stem the orange tide that polls indicate could sweep across Canada, Conservative supporters have certainly deployed some heavy artillery in the last week or so haven’t they?

Will it be enough to scare potential swing voters who are leaning toward the NDP, if not into the Conservative camp, then at least back to their traditional homes in the Liberal and Bloc Quebecois parties?

And equally important, will progressive Canadians who haven’t been that active as voters in the last few elections but now profess to be so sick of the Harper Conservatives that they’re actually going to exercise their franchise and do their level best to remove them from office actually show up at the polls and cast their ballot?

If the answer to question #1 is No, and the answer to question #2 is Yes, it should make for a pretty interesting election.

Tonight, a group of prairie dog writers will be gathering at a local watering hole to Live Blog as the election results roll in. Things should get going by 7:30 p.m. So check in if you’re so inclined.

In closing, here’s a link to the Elections Canada website where you can find information on how and where to vote in your riding.

Author: Gregory Beatty

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One thought on “Pick of the Day: Canada’s 41st General Election”

  1. My fear: the 30% NDP support we’ve seen is spread too thin while Liberal support has genuinely collapsed everywhere but the GTA, Montreal city, and Wascana.

    If the Bloc holds 35 seats, the NDP succeeds with 50, and the Liberals plummet to 45 or less, then sadly we have a strong CP majority, which is a serious possibility right now. It looks like the Libs + Bloc cannot win more than 80 combined right now, so if the Cons only win 145, then the NDP needs to win 83, with the Greens maybe 1. Can the NDP really pull more than 60 seats? It would be great, but you have to be objective here. Like everyone on here says: Vote strategically, Sask!! Vote NDP everywhere but Wascana! There, vote Liberal.

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