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Voting Day October 21, 2003  


Peter Boswell Dr. Peter Boswell is the former head of Memorial University's political science department. He has taught courses on politics in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as municipal administration. Boswell frequently appears on CBC Radio as a commentator. Currently on sabbatical, he is writing a book on provincial elections in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1949.



Revisiting 1989 on election day

Peter Boswell | Oct. 21

The campaigning is over and voters in Newfoundland and Labrador will elect a new government today. Full Story>>


Trust beats policies in the campaign
Peter Boswell | Oct. 17

As the election campaign enters its final days, things are beginning to heat up with Liberal attack ads starting to appear in the media. Full Story>>

Debating debates
Peter Boswell | Oct. 10

Most independent observers of last Tuesday's leaders'debate were critical of both the format and content - one even compared the debate to "watching paint dry".
Full Story>>


Parties' messages set different moods
Peter Boswell | Oct. 7

Which portrayal of the province do you prefer: rosy or realistic? Full Story>>


Liberals lag in delivering message
Peter Boswell | Oct. 3

Most provincial premiers try to maximize their media exposure when announcing the date of an election. This province's premiers have been no exception and from the days of Joey Smallwood, each successive premier has tried to squeeze the maximum media coverage from his election call. Full Story>>


When later isn't better
Peter Boswell | Sept. 29

After months of apparent dithering and missed opportunities, Liberal Premier Roger Grimes has finally called a provincial election. Grimes’ hesitation has fueled speculation that he was delaying the election call for any number of reasons, including a difficulty in getting credible candidates in several ridings and waiting for a sure-fire election issue. Full Story>>




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