Prairies


Conservative-Progressive “Chasm” Masks Harper’s Real Chances (EKOS Research)

EKOS Research: Over the past week there has been an outpouring of reactions to the Syrian refugee crisis that run from concern to horror. The searing image of the drowned three year old pushed the…


“In a marathon election, Tories focused on forging victory in final laps” (The Winnipeg Free Press)

The Canadian Press: Midway through a marathon campaign, the Conservatives are talking like the distance runner who’s plotting and pacing for a late outside-track move into the lead. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper had one of the…


“Tom Mulcair unveils NDP plan to spend billions on transit, bridges” (CBC News)

CBC News: The NDP is promising to spend billions to ease urban gridlock and speed up commuter times. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, campaigning in Edmonton Friday, lamented a “lost decade” for transit investment under Conservative…


“NDP lagging in Ontario but picking up steam in B.C.: EKOS” (iPolitics)

Amanda Connolly (iPolitics): The NDP appears to be losing momentum in Ontario to the Conservatives and the Liberals but has gained support over both parties in British Columbia, according to the latest EKOS poll for iPolitics….


“Nanos tracking: Major parties in tight 3-way race” (CTV News)

CTVNews.ca Staff: The three major federal parties are gripped in a very tight three-way race, according to overnight polling by Nanos Research for CTV and The Globe and Mail. The latest numbers for the three…



“Under pressure, Harper changes tack on refugee resettlement” (The Toronto Star)

Tonda MacCharles (The Toronto Star): Conservative leader Stephen Harper who has repeatedly said he has “already” moved to expedite the resettlement of refugees from Syria switched tack Thursday to say his government will soon announce measures…


“Liberals picking up momentum in Ontario, B.C., according to latest seat projections” (Global News)

James Armstrong  (Global News): The Liberal party has gained momentum, according to the latest seat projections from the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP), and is coming within striking distance…


“Greg Selinger, Manitoba premier, asks feds to double refugee sponsorship cap” (CBC News)

Katharine Starr and Christina Lopes (CBC News): Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger added his voice to those of provincial and municipal leaders calling for immediate action from the federal government on the Syrian refugee crisis. “We think we can…