Bloc Québécois (BQ)

“Mulcair failed to capture crucial last debate: Hébert” (The Toronto Star)

Chantal Hébert (The Toronto Star) Once the ace in the NDP’s election deck, Quebec will probably—as of now—remain a wild card until the Oct. 19 vote. With the NDP bleeding support in Quebec, Thomas Mulcair needed…

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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…


“Poll Tracker: 3 polls, 3 leaders, 3-way race” (CBC News)

Éric Grenier (for CBC News): After the polls hinted at strong trends in favour of the Liberals and against the Conservatives, three new surveys published Friday have muddied the waters — suggesting the race may be back to…


“Canadians ready to take in thousands more Syrian refugees: poll” (The Ottawa Citizen)

Christina Spencer (Ottawa Citizen): Unhappy at how the federal government has handled the Middle East refugee crisis, almost 50 per cent of Canadians want this country to take in thousands more displaced Syrians, exclusive polling…



“Gilles Duceppe launches attack on NDP, Conservatives in Quebec” (CBC News)

Katharine Starr and Nicolle Arams (CBC News): Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe is open to supporting a coalition with either the NDP or Liberals, but there’s one party he refuses to consider aligning with, should October’s election result in a…


“Canadians want a new PM, poll suggests” (The Globe and Mail)

Daniel Leblanc (The Globe and Mail): The NDP is still leading the country in popular support, but the party’s high numbers in Quebec overshadow the fact it is losing momentum to the Liberal Party in…


“NDP tied with Liberals for lead in Montreal as Tories and Bloc lag behind, new poll says” (The National Post)

Philip Authier (Postmedia News): The New Democratic Party is hanging on to its 2011 vote share on the island of Montreal but is in a virtual tie with the Liberals, who have gained since the…


“Bloc to be shut out in Quebec as NDP momentum continues, say latest seat projections” (Global News)

James Armstrong (Global News): The NDP is still projected to form government on Oct. 19 but the latest seat projections from the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP) show the overall…


“Election 2015: The Politics of a Soft Economy” (Abacus Data)

Bruce Anderson & David Coletto (Abacus Data): Only 35% believe the country is heading in the right direction, while 33% say it is on the wrong track. These are the weakest indicators we have seen…