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Monday, 19 October 2015

Trudeau Majority: My Canadian Federal Election Blog!

Welcome to my alt blog on today's Canadian Federal Election! My endorsement + info links on the issues follow below. More news is @ Link!



Welcome to Trudeaumania Part 2 -new millennium style!

Plenty morenews links are regularly available via my Twitter hastag #davidchiarelli

Trudeau forms a national majority government winning seats in every province across Canada. In his gracious acceptance speech he promises to be the Prime Minister for ALL Canadians. It would be a refreshing change. His moving victory speech offers hope after a decade of PC division and cynicism! The video of his speech is @ Globe  More news on the speech and win @ Star

Harper concedes defeat. He is unapologetic, not mentioning that he is stepping down as party leader. The PC party sends out a notice instead @ Kaput! and @ Huffpost

The NDP is crushed in the rush to send Harper packing once and for all! No NDP opposition to our new Liberal majority government!?! Thomas Mulcair even looked close to losing his own seat, and many questions as to where the NDP go from here remain. I'm glad Harper got his butt kicked good but ...... Orange Crash!

The OLP political machine was key to the behind the scenes Trudeau win in Ontario. Remember, we have been very disappointed, as teacher progressives by a Liberal majority "Wynne" before ... @ Cohn!

Voter turnout spikes across Canada at over 68%, up for first time in years @ CBC

A look at the Liberal wave as it crashes across Canada from the east coast to the west @ Globe

More on who's in and who's out in a night of surprises election spills, chills and thrills @ CBC

There's some odd Tory rumblings at the staid National Post as Andrew Coyne quits as editor and endorses the NDP @ Ipolitics!

Canuck Fever: Meanwhile, as the results rolled in, the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royal's 11-8, in a 2 to 1 rebound in the ALCS at the Rogers Skydome in Toronto @ Much Ado!



TIMELINE

10:45 pm: CBC, CTV and Macleans project a Liberal majority government! Not a single PC seat is left in Toronto, federally or provincially!!! Ironically, thunder crashes outside my window as I hear the news! Ford Nation was unable to deliver one seat in our city, despite the desperate the last minute hobnobbing and rally!!!

10:30 pm: Adam Vaughan defeats Jack Layton's widow and politico Olivia Chow! 

10:00 pm: PC's seem headed for official opposition status as NDP vote collapses across Ontario and Quebec!

9:40 pm: CBC, CTV and Global News were projecting a Liberal election win! It's still unclear if Trudeau's won a minority or majority government! Trudeaumania Part 2: Mommy Maggie T watches the results roll in with Justin and family. The polls are still open in BC and the Yukon, but according to the news network a Liberal win is a done deal!

9:30 pm: Liberals sweep Atlantic Canada @ CBC


MORE NEWS LINKS

Huffington Post has the election results and a seat map @ Here!

Globe + Mail's election coverage and links are @ Globe

Toronto Star coverage @ Star

Toronto Sun election coverage @ Sun

First Nations aboriginal news coverage @ APTN



Orange Crash: some important subtleties lost in NDP defeat. See my blog below!

EARLIER

Info on how and where to vote @ Elections Canada

680 News will send you email alerts on election news and results in your riding @ 680

Toronto Blue Jays urge their fans to vote ahead of tonight's Game 3 of the ALCS. Polls are open until 9:30 pm but the game starts at 8:07 pm. Quite arguably a lot of fans in the strategic swing ridings across Toronto and the GTA won't bother to vote among the baseball excitement @ Blue Jays

It'll be interesting to see how accurate the polls were this time around! They haven't had a very good record in the past few, federal, provincial and municipal elections, here in Toronto, Ontario Canada anyway. For more on numbers and seat projections across Canada see: Pool Watch @ Twitter 

Three Hundred Eight provides an ongoing cumulative projection of all the various election polls. There are tons of polling and news site links @ 308 

The Election Predictions Project usually keeps an interesting running tally for each riding with some more than average insightful, informed, reader comments @ Here!

The whole world's watching?!? Well, not really, but there is a fair bit of interest. Until recently Canada has often been viewed internationally as an example of good government and innovative social policy. Plus there is the controversy over Syria and Iraq @ Bloomberg

Which party best reflects your beliefs: Communist? Green? Conservative? Liberal? NDP? More of a novelty perhaps. Seems I should vote Liberal/ NDP/ Green/ Communist/ Conservative in that order. Hmmm. Still, did provide some interesting insights breaking down my preferences on various issues @ I Side With?



COMMENTS:

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You get the union and the government you deserve. Let's hope the honeymoon with Trudeau lasts.

David Chiarelli said...

Yup. I hope so, and Trudeau gave a good speech! Still, I stand by what I said in my Mulcair endorsement below. At the very least I would have liked to see the NDP rather than the PC's in opposition to try keep the Libs on the straight and narrow, after what happened to us with Wynne!

Anonymous said...

Je t'aime Papa. Way to go Canada! Hope for Canada! We need a Trudeau to fix OECTA!

David Chiarelli said...

Yup, you sure do!

Anonymous said...

David, any majority government is bad news. Too much power.

David Chiarelli said...

Yes! Proportional representationis often kicked around but never too seriously to date. It has drawbacks too. Plus once one wins a majority it suddenly becomes very unlikable, the powers that be love the status quo ....

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