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Reality Check

What is "Reality Check"?

"You have to try to bluff the public, and the public knows and expects this. In other words, you can't say anything sensible. It's got to be all bullshit during an election campaign."
 – John Crosbie, Vancouver Sun, July 18 1996
ELECTION DAY ANALYSIS
DEBATE ANALYSIS
The assumption behind "Reality Check" is that what you are hearing from the campaign trail may not always conform with reality. Our purpose is to help you make an informed choice on Jan. 23 by separating what is "real" from what is campaign hyperbole.

CBC.ca has gathered together a senior team of journalists to look behind the partisan rhetoric and post their insights here on a regular basis.


From CBC TV The National:

CBC TV's Neil Macdonald on the costs of the Conservative platform.
Jan. 13, 2006 [Runs 2:39]

CBC TV's Neil Macdonald has a reality check on the NDP's proposals.
Jan. 11, 2006 [Runs 2:40]

CBC TV's Susan Ormiston looks at how the notwithstanding clause has been used in the past and why Martin chose to bring it up now.
Jan. 10, 2006 [Runs 2:57]

CBC TV's Neil Macdonald on the parties' tax plans.
Jan. 9, 2006 [Runs 2:47]

CBC TV's Neil Macdonald on the Conservatives and income tax.
Jan. 6, 2006 [Runs 2:25]

CBC TV's Neil Macdonald on Stephen Harper's accusations that the Liberals misused taxpayer money when they awarded contracts.
Jan. 4, 2006 [Runs 2:05]

CBC TV's Susan Ormiston on negative ads.
Jan. 3, 2006 [Runs 2:53]

CBC TV's Neil Macdonald has a Reality Check on Stephen Harper and where he has stood on U.S. policies.
Dec. 13, 2005 [Runs 2:35]

CBC TV's Neil Macdonald on the Liberals' proposal to ban handguns.
Dec. 8, 2005 [Runs 3:09]

CBC TV's Susan Ormiston takes a look at the Liberals and the Conservatives' two visions for daycare.
Dec. 6, 2005 [Runs 2:58]

CBC TV's Susan Ormiston on private health care and the NDP.
Dec. 5, 2005 [Runs 2:41]

The Liberals say it's their government that has turned decades of deficits into surpluses and debt reduction. CBC TV's Neil Macdonald has a reality check.
Dec. 4, 2005 [Runs 3:03]

CBC TV's Neil Macdonald takes a closer look at the Conservative pledge to cut the GST.
Dec. 1, 2005 [Runs 3:03]

CBC TV's Neil Macdonald on the candidates' message track.
Nov. 29, 2005 [Runs 2:34]


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ELECTION RESULTSDetails>
1241035129
Total Elected and Leading
CON124036.27%
LIB103030.23%
BQ51010.48%
NDP29017.48%
IND10.52%
OTH005.02%

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