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Our Election Newsletters

Last week the By George Journal delivered two special edition election newsletters. If you did not receive them, here are direct links to the publications: The Campaign Wrap The Day After The Night Before By way of a personal observation on the election results, By George Editor Chris George offers an introductory commentary in the post-election newsletter greeting. Last night was a dramatic election finale, the very stuff that Canadian history is made of: and so ends a Conservative era and so begins a new era of Liberalism. Canadians wanted change and voters delivered that change in striking fashion.     …

Of “the game-changer” prediction

At the end of August, early on in the election campaign, By George Journal editor Chris George made the prediction that in the last 10 days of the campaign, Prime Minister Stephen Harper would make a bold move. To snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, it was predicted that Harper would announce his impending resignation. Should Canadians give the Conservatives a majority mandate, he would promise to step down in Fall 2017. By promising not to fulfill a full four year term, Harper would win over those Canadians wavering away from the Conservatives, unable to vote again for his…

New PM’s inner circle

Much has been written and is known about Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau. But what is there to be known about Trudeau’s confidants? Who are the people in his corner who have his ear? Here are important things to know about Gerald Butts, Katie Telford, and Cyrus Reporter – three people the Prime Minister will lean on, perhaps the three most important advisors in Ottawa now. . Gerald Butts, 44 Principal adviser in the federal opposition leader’s office closest election campaign adviser, travelling with JT tour Trudeau’s BFF – a member of Trudeau’s wedding party and helped write the eulogy for…

20 Quotes: election reflection

Here are a few quotable quotes collected on election night and Tuesday media. They reflect the immediate reactions to the historic vote. “Sunny ways, my friends. Sunny ways. This is what positive politics can do. … It’s time for a change in this country my friends, a real change.” – Justin Trudeau, prime minister designate at victory speech “This is what positive politics can do.” Canadians had sent a clear message that it’s “time for change in this country my friends. Real change. We beat fear with hope, We beat cynicism with hard work. We beat negative, divisive politics with…

BGJ’s Election Musings Page Index

Throughout the election campaign, reaching back to January and through the marathon writ period, By George Journal compiled quotes about the federal election and the Canadian political scene. Month to month, we have kept a running list. Here are the direct links to our monthly compilations. January February March April May June July August September October You may be interested to see the dozen remarkable quotes selected in: 12 notable election quotes from August or the 12 notable quotes from September.  Also, you may wish to see the By George editor’s selection of the top quotes through the first half…

At the wire

The Track announcer leans into his mic: “… and at the wire, it’s the Liberals by seven lengths, the Conservatives cross, and NDP has fallen back. Liberals win and Conservatives place.” Here are the final polling numbers by the country’s pollsters, compiled and recorded out on Sunday evening. Aside from the “national horserace”, some pollsters converted their numbers into seat projects… CBC by Eric Grenier – Liberals 37.2, Conservatives 30.9 and NDP 21.7 to project the seat count: a minority Liberal government with 146, Conservatives 118 and NDP 66 Nik Nanos – Liberals 39.1, Conservatives 30.5 and NDP 19.7 EKOS…

3 simple truths for voting day

1. National polls do not reflect voting results. An election is not a horse race. Vote for the person, not with an eye to the latest polls but with a mind to the type of country you want to live in.   2. The nature of politics is dirty and it is a greasy pole that politicians climb. Good people get into politics and begin the climb. Know that under the grease they are still good people.   3. We live in a great country. It is great because we all care and take actions to make it so. Voting…

Election Musings (October)

Throughout the year, the By George Journal has been compiling memorable political quotes relating to the federal election. Month over month, we have published a running list of the best quotes from our political leaders, pundits and pollsters. These monthly lists are now captured in the BGJ’s Election Musings Index Page. Here are our quote clippings from the last weeks of the campaign, during this month of October. “In 10 years, Stephen Harper has never missed an opportunity to divide Canadians. East against west. Urban against rural. French against English. So-called ‘old stock’ Canadians vs newcomers. His first instinct is…

The 2015 Election Distinctions

With an eye to the campaign trail happenings through the last 11 weeks, By George presents these “2015 Election Distinctions”. The distinctions are awarded to our country’s parading candidates and their politics that have exposed all that is both good and bad about Canadians’ attitudes and beliefs. The Aesop Hare: Thomas Mulcair The Aesop Turtle: Justin Trudeau The Good: #s of Canucks who are engaged in political discussions The Bad: divisive politicking and the rudeness towards others’ opinions The Ugly: The lies & fabricated stories on the Syrian refugee crisis The Surprise: The attractiveness of Justin Trudeau’s naivety The Disappointment:…

By George Special Election Editions

If current polls are a reflection of what we are in store for, it is going to be a long election night. To help sort through the stories of what the vote means in the halls and backrooms of power in Ottawa, By George will be publishing two special election editions of their e-newsletter. The Campaign Wrap – will be published on Saturday, October 17 as a look back along the trail and a collection of must-see posts before voting The Day After The Night Before – will be published on Tuesday, October 20 with commentary on the stories you…