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 string of provincial elections: Alberta and P.E.I

On this episode, Éric Grenier talks to reporter Kerry Campbell in Prince Edward Island about Tuesday's provincial election. Then, the CBC's Elise von Scheel is in studio to recap the results of the Alberta election.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:18]


Kenney vs. Trudeau

The CBC's Vassy Kapelos and Aaron Wherry discuss the national implications of the potential arrival of Jason Kenney around the premier's table.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:36]


The Alberta Leaders Debate

As voting day nears in Alberta, the CBC's Kim Trynacity joins Éric Grenier to break down Thursday's leaders debate, talk about how the players performed and who stood out.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:44]


Peter Bevan-Baker and the Greens' chance to make history

Prince Edward Island Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker discusses the provincial election campaign and what it would mean for the Greens to form their first government in North America.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:39]


Can the Alberta NDP repeat its 2015 victory?

Sally Housser, former press secretary for Rachel Notley, recounts how the Alberta NDP leader won in 2015 and what the premier needs to do to win again. Then, the CBC's Elise von Scheel join's Éric to chat about the new Alberta Poll Tracker and how events in the province could shake out before election day.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:45]


A Tale of Two Provincial Elections

Éric Grenier checks in on upcoming provincial elections in Alberta and P.E.I. with the CBC's Kim Trynacity and Kerry Campbell.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:25:02]


The latest numbers on the SNC-Lavalin affair

On the latest episode of The Pollcast, Abacus Data's David Coletto breaks down the latest poll numbers on the SNC-Lavalin affair, and how the federal party leaders are viewed by Canadians.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:45]


Reading the byelection tea leaves

The CBC's John Paul Tasker and Hannah Thibedeau return to dissect the results of Monday's three federal byelections. We also answer some of your questions about what the federal parties should be watching out for in October based on the results.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:50]


What to watch for in Monday's byelections

The CBC's John Paul Tasker and Hannah Thibedeau break down Monday's three federal byelections, then Christian Bourque of Léger shares the latest poll numbers on the SNC-Lavalin affair.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:31]


Surveying the political landscape in 2019 and SNC-Lavalin's resonance Quebec

Pollster Greg Lyle of Innovative Research Group breaks down his latest numbers, including how Quebecers feel about foreign newcomers. Plus, the CBC's Jonathan Montpetit explains why the SNC-Lavalin controversy might resonate differently in Quebec than in the rest of Canada.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:47]


How the Conservatives plan to win in 2019

Hamish Marshall, Conservative Party national campaign manager, is on the Pollcast this week to discuss his plans for the Conservative Party in the 2019 federal election.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:21]


The pressure test for Jagmeet Singh and the NDP

The CBC's Hannah Thibedeau and Louis Blouin of Radio-Canada break down what's at stake for the NDP and Jagmeet Singh's leadership in the upcoming federal byelections to be held on February 25.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:25:06]


How the NDP will tackle the challenges of 2019

Marie Della Mattia details the NDP's strategy for the 2019 election. Plus, the CBC's Tanya Fletcher breaks down the state of B.C. politics ahead of a key byelection.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:41:47]


The year that was and the one to come

On the last episode of 2018, the CBC's Catherine Cullen, John Paul Tasker and Katie Simpson look at the events and issues that marked this year in politics and the ones that could shape 2019.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:52]


Six months of Doug Ford "moving fast and breaking things"

The CBC's Mike Crawley joins Eric to break down the first six months of the Doug Ford era in Ontario.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:01]


Spotlight on Alberta

Marc Henry, president of ThinkHQ Public Affairs, breaks down the provincial and federal landscape in Alberta ahead of next year's elections.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:15]


Can the Bloc bounce back?

Interim Bloc Québécois leader Mario Beaulieu discusses the party's plans for the 2019 federal election and Radio-Canada's Philippe-Vincent Foisy breaks down the Bloc's upcoming leadership race.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:53]


What's more likely?

Catherine Cullen and John Paul Tasker join host Éric Grenier to try their hand at forecasting the future in federal politics.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:24]


Elizabeth May and the rising Green tide

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May discusses strategy for the 2019 election, and the CBC's Kerry Campbell breaks down what could be the next political test for the Greens in PEI.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:01]


Maxime Bernier and his new party

The leader of the People's Party discusses how he is getting his new party ready for the 2019 federal election.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:08]


Carbon taxes! Byelections! Referendums!

The CBC's John Paul Tasker and Hannah Thibedeau chat about the Liberals' carbon pricing plan and the NDP's byelection woes. Then, Justin McElroy breaks down the upcoming referendum on electoral reform in B.C.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:52]


Counting down to 2019

Vassy Kapelos and Chris Hall join Éric to look ahead to next year's federal election and Jacques Poitras breaks down the latest in New Brunswick ahead of next week's sitting of the deadlocked legislature.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:34]


What's next in Quebec?

Karl Bélanger, former national director of the NDP, discusses what the results of Quebec's election mean for the future of politics in the province, and the CBC's Catherine Cullen and Katie Simpson chat about what they're watching on Parliament Hill.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:13]


Quebec by the numbers

Éric Grenier is joined by Philippe J. Fournier of Qc125.com to talk about the upcoming Quebec election.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:52]


Looking back on New Brunswick and forward to Quebec

Chris Hall and Éric Grenier discuss the election in New Brunswick and the vote to come in Quebec.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:41]


Countdown clock starts ticking

Christian Bourque of Léger breaks down the latest numbers in Quebec, and the CBC's Catherine Cullen discusses the first days of Maxime Bernier's People's Party.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:04]


Talking Debates

Jacques Poitras breaks down the leaders' debate in New Brunswick and Chad Rogers tells us what goes into debate preparation.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:55]


Quebec election rolls on

Jonathan Montpetit breaks down the first two weeks of the Quebec election campaign and David Coletto of Abacus Data discusses Canadians' views on NAFTA and TransMountain.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:46]


The Bernier Bombshell

J.P. Tasker discusses the Conservative policy convention in Halifax and the impact of Maxime Bernier's split from the party, and Jacques Poitras reports from the campaign trail in the New Brunswick provincial election.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:40]


Quebec goes to the polls

Christian Bourque of Léger sets the table for the provincial election in Quebec and Janyce McGregor reports from the federal Liberal cabinet retreat in Nanaimo, B.C.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:52]