The federal election on P.E.I.

CBC P.E.I. reports on the federal election.

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.

March 30 

April 6 

April 13

April 20

April 27

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

April 7

April 21

April 29

Riding profiles

Kerry Campbell in Egmont.

Kerry Campbell talks to the candidates.





Candidate Forums - Island Morning





On the Road in the Ridings

Erin Moore reports on Compass.

Erin Moore visits coffee shop and other gathering places, talking to Islanders about their view of the election.





Vote Compass - Kids Edition

Pat Martel moderates a panel of Canadians well-informed on the election, but still about 10 years too young to vote.

Julia Cantelo, Alexis MacInnis, Olivia Reddin, Jakob Bryant, Barrington Duffy and Antonio Ong were the Vote Compass panel on Island Morning.

Attack ads 

The deficit, and the war in Afghanistan 

The long gun registry

Gay marriage

Assisted suicide

Vote Compass quiz