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Thu 21st Dec 2017

Federal By-elections - Results and meanings

Four federal by-elections took place across Canada on December 11, 2017. The Trudeau Liberals took 3 out of 4 increasing their majority in the house.  Here are the results of each by-election: Bonavista–Burin–Trinity (Newfoundland) Results - Cons 22.85% – Libs 69.22% – (More)
Mon 18th Dec 2017

2017 Year End in Review

Year end has many people asking: “Holy smoke, where did the year go?” The provincial legislature at Queens Park has risen and will not sit again until Tuesday, February 20, 2018. In our annual year end newsletter, we will look back at the political landscape of 2017 and look ahead to (More)
Mon 6th Feb 2017

Eye on Queens Park

Peter Seemann
By Peter Seemann While the next scheduled election in Ontario isn’t until June 2018, the campaign drums on all sides are beginning to sound. One consequence of fixed election dates is that everyone involved, from political parties to the pundits who cover them, start counting the days to (More)
Sun 5th Feb 2017

View from the Hill

Francesca Iacurto
By Francesca Iacurto- Associate Consultant, Ottawa The buzz in Ottawa these days can be summed up in one word:  Trump.  Trump.  And more Trump.  The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has definitely caused the federal government to take notice and swing (More)
Sun 5th Feb 2017

Polling 101 - How to do it correctly

Adrian Macaulay
By Adrian Macaulay, Polling Specialist, MA Political pollsters put a great deal of effort in designing questions that explore the opinions people have towards a particular topic or issue, and what behaviours those people are likely to exhibit. However, the most important question a pollster needs (More)
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