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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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The appearance of force

David takes a closer look at the New Year's Eve proposal video with a forensic psychologist and the TV host who was there that night.

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Quitting chemo

Quebec TV host Josée Blanchette decided to quit chemo therapy and a storm of controversy followed.

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The opioid crisis and men

According to the BC Coroners Service, of the 914 people who died in 2016 from illicit drug overdoses, 738 were men.

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A superbug resistant to 26 different antibiotics

It's time to prepare for a post-antibiotic future.

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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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What the cabinet shuffle means for electoral reform

Justin Trudeau shuffled Maryam Monsef out of the democratic institutions portfolio and moved Ontario MP Karina Gould in. Will this mean any substantial shift in direction on the electoral reform file, or is it just a change of messenger?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:17]


The Pollcast: 2 leadership races, Trudeau, and Trump

Éric Grenier breaks down the year that was and looks ahead to 2017 with Susan Delacourt of the Toronto Star and iPolitics and Althia Raj of The Huffington Post Canada.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:51]


6 months to go before British Columbians go to the polls

In just six months, British Columbians will decide whether to re-elect Christy Clark's B.C. Liberals or go for a change with the NDP's John Horgan. To break it all down, host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's B.C. legislative reporter, Richard Zussman.

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The Pollcast: Electoral reform, like math, is hard

Éric Grenier is joined by Aaron Wherry and the Ottawa Citizen's Kady O'Malley to discuss the latest electoral reform developments.

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4 byelections and many questions in Quebec politics

To discuss the state of the Quebec political scene, host Éric Grenier is joined by Christian Bourque, Executive Vice-President of Léger.

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Conservative leadership race begins to heat up

With 12 candidates in the running and a debate already in the books, the Conservative leadership race is ramping up. Who is standing out from the crowd? Host Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers to discuss.

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Were the U.S. polls right, wrong, or somewhere in-between?

The results of the U.S. election came as a surprise. The polls indicated that Hillary Clinton was the favourite. Were the polls wrong, or was it wrong to assume they could make the call in such a close race?

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America chose Trump: a special The House/Pollcast analysis

The House and the Pollcast team up to bring you full analysis of the stunning U.S. election results.

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Two seasoned Canadian campaigners on the US election

To discuss the final days of the U.S. presidential campaign, podcast host Éric Grenier is joined by former Canadian politicians Bob Rae and James Moore.

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When will the NDP leadership race get going?

Host Éric Grenier is joined by NDP insiders Sally Housser and Robin MacLachlan.

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Is Justin Trudeau backing away from electoral reform?

Kady O'Malley from the Ottawa Citizen and the CBC's Aaron Wherry discuss the latest developments surrounding electoral reform.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:04]


The Yukon Election

We check in with Chris Windeyer, the editor of the Yukon News, about where things stand in the election campaign.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:15]


Presidential debate rematch

Matthew Yglesias from Vox helps us look ahead to the second debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:03]


Alberta PC leadership race about to officially begin

Independent pollster Janet Brown and Graham Thomson from the Edmonton Journal join us to discuss the state of Alberta politics and whether Jason Kenney has a shot at becoming PC leader.

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Trump and Clinton finally face-off

To set it the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's senior reporter in Washington, D.C., Keith Boag.

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Peter MacKay is out, now what?

We check in with Tim Powers and Chad Rogers to discuss the Conservative leadership race.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:18]


What did we learn from the summer of electoral reform?

Kady O'Malley from the Ottawa Citizen and the CBC's Aaron Wherry join us to discuss the work of the electoral reform committee and whether we're getting closer to a consensus.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:43]


9 weeks left before election day in the U.S.

We talk to the chief polling analyst for POLITICO, Steven Shepard, about the U.S. presidential race.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:56]


The summer of electoral reform, part 4 - Green and Bloc edition

We ask Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Bloc Québécois MP Gabriel Ste-Marie what they think about electoral reform.

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The summer of electoral reform, part 3 - Conservative edition

We ask two Conservative MPs - Scott Reid and Gerard Deltell - what they think about electoral reform.

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The summer of electoral reform, part 2 - NDP edition

We ask two NDP MPs - Nathan Cullen and Alexandre Boulerice - what they think about electoral reform.

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The summer of electoral reform

We ask two Liberal MPs - Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and Joel Lightbound - what they think about electoral reform.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:30]


What is going on in Newfoundland and Labrador?

We talk to the CBC's David Cochrane about the declining popularity of Dwight Ball's Liberal government.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:27]


The Democratic National Convention

We check in with CBC senior reporter Keith Boag who's covering the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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The Republican convention

CBC correspondent Keith Boag joins us from Cleveland to discuss what's at stake this week for Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

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The latest on the Conservative leadership race

Jason Kenney out. Tony Clement in. Tim Powers from Summa Strategies and Chad Rogers from Crestview Strategy are back to discuss the latest developments of the Conservative race.

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The future of the relationship between Indigenous and other Canadians

Keith Neuman of the Environics Institute joins us to discuss the results of a new survey on Indigenous Canadians.

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Shopping for Votes

Susan Delacourt joins us to discuss the new edition of her book "Shopping for Votes" that includes new information about the 2015 election campaign.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:22]


Post-PKP: the PQ's leadership race

Leger's Christian Bourque brings us up to speed on the PQ's leadership race and what it means for the future of the sovereignty movement.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:02]


The NDP leadership race

We take our first look at the race to replace Tom Mulcair with strategists Sally Housser and Robin MacLachlan.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:46]


Electoral reform committee changes

After weeks of criticism, the Liberal government has agreed to support an NDP proposal that gives no one party a majority of seats on the committee that will study electoral reform. Aaron Wherry joins us to discuss.

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The Harper legacy

With the former Prime Minister about to leave politics, we try to assess his legacy with Postmedia's John Ivison.

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The Conservative leadership race

We’re up to 3 candidates officially running to become leader of the Conservative party. We discuss the race with Tim Powers from Summa Strategies and Chad Rogers from Crestview Strategy.

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