Trudeaumania mark two as Liberals sweep to power

Nearly a decade of Tory rule in Canada has come to an end as the Liberals under Justin Trudeau swept to power. This will be his second time living in 24 Sussex Drive as he grew up there when his father, Pierre was Prime Minister during the 1970s and early 80s. The trend began in Atlantic Canada and just kept rolling into Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. The coalition of suburban Ontario and the West that sustained the Conservatives in …

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Could Stephen Harper’s reign as Canadian PM be coming to an end?

Tomorrow Canadians will be going to the polls to vote in their 42nd federal election. At more than two months in length it is the longest in Canadian history. Whilst the long campaign was supposed to be to the benefit of the better organised and funded Conservatives, it now appears that the Liberals under Justin Trudeau have been the real beneficiaries as they have over the past month been steadily gaining in the polls and enter tomorrow ahead by roughly …

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Canada votes 2015

The Conservative Prime Minister, Stephen Harper has taken the plunge today and called a long 78 day election campaign with a vote on October 19th. The latest polls show a real three way between the with NDP on 31%, Tories on 30%, Liberals on 29%. However this is a long campaign and it’s worth remember that during the 2006 campaign, the Liberals led going into it and lost the election. Also remember the NDP surge in 2011 that came on …

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The Strange Afterlife of Liberal England

What does he know that we don’t? Throughout this election campaign, even in both the bruising television events that he shared with other party leaders, Lib Dem chief and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has seemed as buoyant and lively as he was during the “Cleggmania” of five years ago. If, as the polls suggest, his political career is doomed (and the only thing on which the pundits are agreed in this election is that the Lib Dems will be …

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