The federal election on P.E.I.
As Canadians prepare to vote on May 2, the Liberals on P.E.I. have their work cut out for them to maintain their dominant position.
Since 1988 the Liberals have had a firm grip on the Island's seats in the House of Commons. They held them all until 2008, when Gail Shea won Egmont for the Conservatives.
Now the Conservatives are eyeing the other three Island seats. Former MLA Mike Currie is challenging Lawrence MacAulay in Cardigan, Wayne Easter is convinced Prime Minister Stephen Harper is paying special attention to ousting him from Malpeque, and Charlottetown appears to be wide open. Incumbent Shawn Murphy is not reoffering, and Conservative Donna Profit had a big head start in campaigning over Liberal Sean Casey. The NDP are also hoping for a breakthrough in the seat, where they once placed second, thinking they might sneak up through the middle.
CBC P.E.I. is watching the election closely, and you can find what we've learned about what Islanders are thinking here.
Political Panel - Compass
Newspaper publisher Paul MacNeill and journalism instructor Rick MacLean take a weekly look at the campaign on Compass.
Political panel - Island Morning
Nancy Key defends the Tories, Ross Young roots for the Liberals, and Paul MacNeill provides independent perspective on Island Morning's political panel.April 1
Kerry Campbell talks to the candidates.
On the Road in the Ridings
Erin Moore visits coffee shop and other gathering places, talking to Islanders about their view of the election.