This week on The House, Kathleen Petty speaks with Nova Scotia Premier Derrell Dexter about Stephen Harper's election promise to provide a federal loan guarantee for the Lower Churchill hydro
project. Premier Dexter defends the project and comes out swinging against its critics, namely Jean Charest.
The "905" Battle
There's been a lot of talk about the so-called "ethnic vote" and how parties are going after "it". The CBC's Louise Elliott decided to go to the "905" to find out how the battle for the "ethnic vote" is shaping up. Here's what she found out:
Walk a Mile in their Shoes?
What is it like to run as a candidate in a federal election campaign? What does it feel like to have to knock on hundreds of doors, shake thousands of hands, and kiss a few babies along the way? It's hard to imagine, unless you've experienced it for yourself. Chuck Strahl, Keith Martin, Bill Siksay -- three MPs who have decided not to run again share their experiences with us.
Twitter and Politics
Debate challenges, insults and apologies, tidbits of information... Yes, there was a lot being said via Twitter this week. CBC's own Laura Payton decided to take a look at the role Twitter is playing in the campaign, and in Canadian politics in general.
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