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The CBC Election Pollcast

 

The CBC Election Pollcast

Éric Grenier, founder of ThreeHundredEight.com, explores the world of political polls, their influence on the media and the trends they are showing.

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'Fear of Margaret Atwood is a powerful thing'

Director Sarah Polley talks to Tom Power about her career and taking on Margaret Atwood's work in her latest project.

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In sickness & (mental) health

When Giulia had her first psychotic break, Mark had to learn how to take care of her and eventually their son too.

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Think again — So...

Why do we start sentences with the word "so"?

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Binge listen!

Hear all 10 episodes of the memoir about love, the bomb, and the fallout.

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The Pollcast: What to watch in the German election

One of the world's largest economies goes to the polls on Sunday. Podcast host Eric Grenier is joined by Gerd Braune, German newspaper correspondent in the Ottawa press gallery, to break it down.

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The Pollcast: The race to lead Manitoba's NDP

The Manitoba NDP will choose its new leader on Saturday, ending a rancorous leadership race that might have an impact on the federal campaign. Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Cameron MacIntosh to discuss.

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Parliament's summer break is about to end - what next?

With Parliament returning after the summer recess, how are the parties doing in the polls and how are they prepping for the return to work? Pollcast host Eric Grenier is joined by Kady O'Malley and Nick Gamache to discuss.

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New members, old problems in NDP leadership race

New figures show the NDP has tripled its membership since March, but the apparent enthusiasm for the party's leadership race comes as candidates grapple with a thorny issue — the niqab.

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Can Kathleen Wynne stage a comeback in 2018?

In a little more than nine months, Ontario will go to the polls — and it is setting up to be a tough fight for Premier Kathleen Wynne. Éric Grenier is joined by the Toronto Star's Robert Benzie to break down Ontario's political scene.

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Saskatchewan's shifting political landscape

Regina Leader-Post columnist Murray Mandryk joins Pollcast host Eric Grenier to discuss Saskatchewan's latest political developments as two parties search for leaders.

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Donald Trump's drooping popularity and the 2018 midterms

Donald Trump's popularity has hit historic lows, but will it have an impact on his ability to govern and for the Republicans to hold on to Congress in 2018? FiveThirtyEight's Harry Enten joins Pollcast host Éric Grenier to break it down.

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Is Jagmeet Singh the one to beat?

New fundraising numbers show Jagmeet Singh is running laps around his three rivals for the NDP leadership. Host Éric Grenier is joined by NDP insiders Sally Housser and Robin MacLachlan to discuss what the numbers mean.

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Lessons from the PC-Alliance merger

Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by Ian Brodie, Stephen Harper's former chief of staff, to discuss what lessons Alberta's new United Conservative Party can learn from the 2003 PC-Alliance merger.

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What the Wildrose-PC merger vote means for Alberta politics

Alberta politics are at a crossroads as Wildrose and the Progressive Conservatives decide whether or not to merge. Host Éric Grenier is joined by pollster Janet Brown and the CBC's Kim Trynacity to discuss.

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The Pollcast: The story of Canada's first elections

As Canada celebrates its 150th year since Confederation, Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by Carleton University's Jon Pammett and Ryerson University's Patrice Dutil to discuss when Canadians first voted.

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NDP leadership race simmers over summer

NDP leadership contestants get ready for a long, hot summer of campaigning. Host Éric Grenier is joined by NDP insiders Sally Housser and Robin MacLachlan to break down the state of the race.

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How will B.C.'s political drama play out?

Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Richard Zussman to break down what is happening in B.C. politics and Shachi Kurl of the Angus Reid Institute to explain what British Columbians think about it.

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The Pollcast: A summer scorecard for all parties

As the House of Commons gets prepped for the summer recess, Eric Grenier is joined by Susan Delacourt of the Toronto Star and iPolitics, and Althia Raj of HuffPost Canada, to discuss the past session and what to look for going forward.

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The Pollcast: Will U.K. pollsters get it right?

In the run-up to Thursday's U.K. election, host Éric Grenier is joined by David Coletto of Abacus Data to discuss what British pollsters are doing to avoid past mistakes

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Breaking down Andrew Scheer's Conservative leadership victory

Host Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers to discuss the results of the Conservative leadership vote — and where the party goes from here.

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A last look at the Conservative leadership race

Host Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers to breakdown the Conservative leadership race for the last time.

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Nova Scotia election heats up

Polls show the race tightening in Nova Scotia's provincial election, but did Thursday's leaders' debate shake things up? Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Jean Laroche to break it down.

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Breaking down the B.C. election results and Nova Scotia goes to the polls

To sift through the results of the B.C. election, host Éric Grenier is joined by the Globe and Mail's Justine Hunter and the CBC's Richard Zussman. Then, Jean Laroche sets up Nova Scotia's provincial vote.

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The final week of the B.C. campaign

Éric Grenier is joined by the Globe and Mail's Justine Hunter and the CBC's Richard Zussman to discuss what to watch for in the last week of the B.C. election campaign.

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Kevin O'Leary is out, and the B.C. leaders debate

Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers to discuss the impact of Kevin O'Leary's departure from the race. Then, B.C. reporters Richard Zussman and Justine Hunter discuss the B.C. leaders' debate.

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Polls and tolls in B.C. election campaign

Host Éric Grenier is joined by the Globe and Mail's Justine Hunter and the CBC's Richard Zussman for their second look at the B.C. campaign.

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Unpredictable B.C. campaign begins

British Columbians go to the polls on May 9 to decide whether to re-elect Christy Clark's B.C. Liberals or install the B.C. NDP into office after 16 years on the opposition benches.

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Bernier, O'Leary or someone else?

Maxime Bernier and Kevin O'Leary look like the front-runners for the Conservative leadership, but with three weeks to go before voting begins will a consensus candidate emerge?

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It's by-election season in Canada!

Eric and the National Post's senior political reporter David Akin look ahead to Monday's five by-elections happening across the country. What seats are up for grabs? Which party has seats locked down?

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The politics of the budget

To break down how Budget 2017 sets the Liberals up for Election 2019, host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's David Cochrane, Catherine Cullen and Susan Lunn.

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The Pollcast: The race for the NDP leadership is on

The first debate for the NDP leadership has kicked off the race to replace Tom Mulcair. Host Éric Grenier is joined by NDP insiders Sally Housser and Robin MacLachlan to break it down.

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Is Jason Kenney's bid to unite the Alberta right about to begin?

Jason Kenney might be days away from winning the Alberta Progressive Conservatives leadership — then what? Host Éric Grenier is joined by pollster Janet Brown and the Edmonton Journal's Graham Thomson to break it down.

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3 months to go in the Conservative leadership race

Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers to discuss where the race stands today.

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The Bloc looks for a leader

The Conservatives and the New Democrats aren't the only parties in the midst of a leadership race, but will the Bloc Québécois leadership campaign turn into a coronation?

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Behind the scenes of the Conservative leadership race

The CBC's Catherine Cullen tells Eric about the challenges of covering the very crowded field of the Conservative leadership race.

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How electoral reform fell apart

In a matter of weeks, the Liberals went from pledging that the 2019 election would not be held under the first-past-the-post system to abandoning electoral reform entirely. What happened?

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Does leadership race polling mean anything?

Paul Adams and David Coletto join host Éric Grenier to discuss the usefulness of leadership race polling.

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Question period is back next week, so how can it be fixed?

Peter Milliken, former Speaker of the House, joins host Éric Grenier to discuss.

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The Pollcast: Kevin O'Leary, French debate shake up Conservative leadership race

Host Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers to discuss how the race has changed this week.

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