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Alison Redford (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | Conservatives motor to easy by-election wins in Calgary; third inquiry clears Alison Redford; Brad hits the Wall; and Kenney fink-call plan keeps falling flat.
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David J. Climenhaga | If he fails to announce both a date and a riding today, unelected Alberta Premier Jim Prentice's credibility will suffer mightily -- but not as mightily as if he loses the by-election!
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Brian Jean
David J. Climenhaga | Brian Jean is the second MP from a safe Alberta Tory riding to quit in the past three months, providing the Tories with a chance for a couple of sure-thing pre-election by-election wins.
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Karl Nerenberg | Byelections in Montreal and Toronto seem to be a local battle between the LPC and NDP. However, voters may want to express their views on the performances of the parties in the current Parliament.
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Adrienne Silnicki, Mark Calzavara | Earlier this week we wrote to the Toronto-Centre byelection candidates asking for their commitment to reverse Harper's cuts to health care by restoring the annual six per cent increases.
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Karl Nerenberg | By-elections in Montreal and Toronto are a battle between the LPC and the NDP. The NDP says the LPC is out of touch, the LPC says the NDP is soft on separatism. But are they?
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Geoffrey Stevens | Jim Flaherty's good-news speech reinforces the Conservatives' belief that Canadians will vote mostly on stewardship of the economy.
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David Climenhaga | The real story went largely unexamined -- to wit, the wretched voter turnout. It's pretty obvious that a clear majority of electors truly didn't give a hang about who governs them, or how.
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Duncan Cameron | Local candidates matter in by-elections. In general elections, the party leaders command the stage, with local candidates drawing less attention than leadership personalities, and policies.
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Christopher Majka | If these by-elections pre-sage anything it is that if progressives don't find strategies for surmounting vote fragmentation the Harper Conservatives may ride up the middle to majority victory in 2015.
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Peter Goffin | Monday will be awash with election action as three ridings in three different provinces host federal by-elections.
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Democracy Watch | Democracy Watch has renewed its call for democratic changes to Ontario's election system in response to the clear crisis of record low voter turnout in the last provincial election.