National Newswatch

Premiers’ Performance: Smith divides Albertans, Ford ranks among lowest in leader approval

Dec 7 2022 — — Twas the weeks before Christmas and all through the land, Canada’s premiers were anxious to learn where they stand. Provincial constituents assessed their leaders with care. Deciding, was sound judgement recently there? Moe and Legault enjoyed moments of ease, knowing significant majorities of their electorates were pleased. Carbon taxation, causing an Ottawa-Halifax flap, but Houston […]

Quebec Election: CAQ leads a crowded political field while three parties battle for second place

Sep 28 2022 — — Legault favoured on economic leadership and health care, identified as the top two election issues. New data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds the CAQ comfortably leading its closest competition, as three parties battle for official opposition status. One-in-three Quebecers (34%) say they will vote CAQ on Oct. 3. One-in-five choose the Conservative Party […]

CPC Crossroads: Disaffected Liberals, NDP voters bolster Charest’s ranks; Conservative base holds with Poilievre

Jul 25 2022 — — Both candidates garner 34% in hypothetical vote faceoff; but Charest lead over Liberals double Poilievre’s. After five months of campaigning, the outcome of the third Conservative Party leadership campaign in six years looms over the horizon. As a swelling membership base mull over the future direction of the CPC, a new study from the non-profit […]

Premiers’ Performance: Good and bad for Houston. Horgan, Legault see their approval slide

Jun 14 2022 — — Ontario’s Doug Ford sees approval virtually unchanged after election victory. While some of Canada’s premiers approach the summer in a decidedly more “chill” place with their respective electorates, others are feeling the burn. The latest data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute shows Nova Scotia’s Tim Houston holding the distinction of being Canada’s most approved-of […]

Ontario Election: Voters, preoccupied with inflation, cost of living worries are unenthusiastic about their choices

May 27 2022 — — Those concerned about inflation, economic recovery lean heavily toward re-electing PCPO. As a general election campaign in Canada’s most populous province enters its final week, Ontarians themselves are preoccupied with their costs of living. And on this critical issue, no major party leader appears to have the enthusiastic endorsement of the electorate. The latest data […]