August 2015

“Harper feeling the wrath of Streisand Effect as efforts to silence artist make ‘Harperman’ song go viral” (ThinkPol.ca)

ThinkPol.ca: Efforts by the Harper government to silence a protest song about ousting Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has caused the song to go viral, according to Youtube viewer statistics.” “Between the June 22, 2015, when…


“Race narrows as NDP support dips” (Abacus Data)

Bruce Anderson & David Coletto (Abacus Data): Our latest national voting intention numbers reveal a tightening race as the NDP has lost a little ground. If the election were tomorrow, 31% say they would vote…




“How a recession would shake up the election campaign” (CBC News)

Rosemary Barton (CBC News): Economic downsizing would undermine Tory claims of fiscal responsibility, but could bite other parties, too. It was almost as though they had co-ordinated it. In the same room, on the same…


“Use Vote Compass to compare the party platforms with your own positions” (CBC News)

CBC News: Wondering where you fit in the political landscape? Vote Compass is back for the 2015 federal election. The tool, which was designed by political scientists, prompts you to answer questions on everything from…


“How NDP, Liberals can best oust Harper: Hepburn” (The Toronto Star)

Bob Hepburn (The Toronto Star): While opinion surveys show the NDP in the lead, the ruling Conservatives are still widely predicted at this stage to win the most seats, given how each parties’ bases of…