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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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Why don't you high five yourself?

Brent is a punk musician, radio announcer and an all-around fun guy who is completely unable to celebrate himself.

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Jon Montgomery

The skeleton racer talks to host Kelly VanderBeek about capturing perfect moments and the finer points of his sport.

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The secret to happiness?

Ask Yale professor Laurie Santos and the 1,200 students taking her class.

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Cannabis: from prohibition to legalization

Hear how cannabis went from unknown, illegal and vilified to the present day, where it's the foundation of a multi-billion dollar industry.

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Breaking down the Ontario PC leadership race

Little more than three months remain before the Ontario PCs choose their next leader, and Éric is joined by Conservative insider Chad Rogers to discuss who has the inside track.

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Ontario PCs need a leader and quickly

The Ontario PCs have just a month to choose a leader. Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Meagan Fitzpatrick and Mike Crawley to break down that choice.

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The B.C. Liberals choose a leader

Éric Grenier is joined by Ian Bailey of the Globe and Mail to break down Saturday's B.C. Liberal Party leadership vote.

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Who will be the next premier of Saskatchewan?

Éric Grenier is joined by Murray Mandryk, political columnist for the Regina Leader-Post, to break down Saturday's Saskatchewan Party leadership vote.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:39]


Are millennials now Canada's most important voters?

Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data to discuss the politics of what will be the biggest cohort of voters in 2019.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:37:02]


Ontario's muddy political landscape

Éric Grenier is joined by Mike Crawley, the CBC's provincial affairs reporter in Toronto, to break down the state of Ontario politics with less than five months to go before the 2018 election.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:24:22]


Predicting the unpredictable in 2018

What unlikely political events should Canadians prepare themselves for in 2018? The CBC's Alison Crawford and Aaron Wherry joins the podcast for their picks.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:38]


Canada's divisive wartime election

Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by Patrice Dutil, co-author of "Embattled Nation: Canada's Wartime Election of 1917."

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:44]


Reading the byelection tea leaves

What do Monday's byelection results mean for Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer and Jagmeet Singh? Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Aaron Wherry to break it down.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:03]


The Pollcast: Can the federal Greens tap into provincial momentum?

The Greens have doubled their provincial representation in 2017 and hold the balance of power in B.C., but can the federal party take advantage of this success? Green Party Leader Elizabeth May joins Pollcast Éric Grenier to discuss.

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6 months of Andrew Scheer

After six months as leader of the Conservative Party, how is Andrew Scheer doing? Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Chad Rogers and Tim Powers to give their assessment.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:07]


Debating leaders' debates

How should federal leaders' debates be organized? It's a complicated question, and the CBC's Aaron Wherry joins Pollcast host Éric Grenier to break it down.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:40]


Are the Democrats mounting a comeback?

After a series of election wins and the potential for an upset in Alabama, are the Democrats poised for a comeback? The CBC's Keith Boag joins the podcast to discuss.

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Byelections, byelections, byelections!

Four federal byelections will be held on Dec. 11. But they might not be the only ones on the horizon. Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Catherine Cullen and Joël-Denis Bellavance of La Presse to discuss.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:41]


The Pollcast: State of the polls with 2 years to go

At the two-year mark of Justin Trudeau's Liberal government, Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Nick Gamache to discuss the latest numbers from the Poll Tracker and how it works.

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The Pollcast: 3 leaderships

Pollcast host Éric Grenier looks at three provincial leadership races with Kim Trynacity in Alberta, Kerry Campbell in PEI, and Cameron MacIntosh in Manitoba.

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What to watch in Monday's federal byelections

Four parties are in the running to win the byelection in Lac-Saint-Jean. Who has the best shot? Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Nick Gamache and Radio-Canada's Louis Blouin to discuss.

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The Pollcast: Quebec's electoral countdown begins

Quebeckers go to the polls in one year and Pollcast host Eric Grenier is joined by Christian Bourque of Léger to break down the province's political landscape.

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How Jagmeet Singh won the NDP leadership

Éric Grenier and the CBC's Nick Gamache look at how Jagmeet Singh pulled off a surprise on Sunday by winning the NDP leadership on the first ballot.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:29:30]


Special podcast: Jagmeet Singh becomes the leader of the NDP

The House’s Chris Hall and the Pollcast’s Eric Grenier are joined by NDP insider Kathleen Monk and CBC Ottawa bureau chief to discuss how Jagmeet Singh managed to get enough votes on the first ballot to become the leader of the federal NDP.

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The Pollcast: What to watch for in Sunday's NDP leadership vote

The results of the first round of voting for the NDP leadership will be announced Sunday, but will there have to be a second round? NDP insider Karl Bélanger joins us to break it down.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:11]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:24:17]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:42]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:13]


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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