Sorry to be preoccupied with the federal election. If you have a story you 'd like looked at just comment or find me in the co-op store . Suggested stories have been gym use , the 1/2 million dollar fire truck and the status of the Whisky Dock . Thank you for your patience.
National Ballot – The Nanos nightly tracking suggests that a
two-way race may be emerging between the Conservatives
and the Liberals. Support for the Conservatives stands at
33.0%, with the Liberals at 31.6%, the NDP at 26.9%, and the
Greens at 3.6% nationally.
Battleground Ontario – Ontario is a dead heat between the
Liberals who are at 38.9% and the Conservatives who are at
38.1%. Support for the NDP has slid the last two days in
Ontario and stands at 19.4% while support for the Greens is at
National Ballot – The latest Nanos tracking has the Liberals at 32.5%,
the Conservatives at 31.5%, the NDP at 27.6%, and the Greens at 3.7%
nationally. This is the lowest level of support registered by the NDP
since the nightly tracking started.
French Debate Fallout - Although still in the lead in Quebec, support for
the NDP has cycled downward for the past three nights and their
advantage in Quebec has diminished. Both the BQ and Conservatives
have gained in Quebec in the Nanos tracking in the past three nights,
while support for the Liberals was unchanged following the debate. In
the Quebec support for the parties stands at 35.7% for the NDP, 27.9%
for the Liberals, 18.2% for the Conservatives, 16.4% for the BQ and 1.8%
for the Greens.
With all parties offering everything but free beer in their campaign promises are people starting to stick with the evil they know ?? Perhaps tonight's french language debate will have some defining results.
Some reader's have suggested that the comments section is focusing on the candidate's past history and behaviour as opposed to the issues and platforms.
This may be valid criticism but I have not published a multitude of comments .
Not from fear of legal action but because I didn't think they needed to be public.
In this election we have seen an increased level of scrutiny by social media.
Rosemary Barton from CBC on this subject: " I think you have to be accountable for your own words and actions. When you decide to put your name out there, you have to take responsibility for things you said in the past, and how they match with what you're saying now. Has it gone a little overboard? Maybe."
For what it is worth I haven't really had any comments at all on the Green and Liberal candidates.Only the contenders get any attention .
Be sure to vote .
From CBC : Clarifying previous comments on refugees, Harper said that he would "bring in more" than in the past, but that "we do not offer them a better health-care plan than the ordinary Canadian can receive. I think that's something that new and old stock Canadians can agree with."
The question of what, exactly, defines an "old stock Canadian" quickly turned Twitter into a debate stage of its own.
I used to drink Extra Old Stock but somehow I don't think he's referring to that.......Or First Nations ......
The new Dogwood poll found that NDP candidate Gord Johns (30 per cent) leads Conservative incumbent John Duncan (25 per cent) in Courtenay-Alberni with Liberal candidate Carrie Powell-Davidson (10 per cent) and Green candidate Glenn Sollitt (nine per cent) far back in third and fourth place.