Thursday, June 16, 2011

Assessing the 2011 Election

There is more considered analysis of the 2011 election available now.  TC continues to be somewhat baffled by the Conservative majority and the gap between final polls and voting.

One excellent overall analysis is by Robin Sears, which appears in the current edition of Policy Options.  I thought I had a fairly negative assessment of Michael Ignatieff. He looks worse to me after reading the Sears piece.

There is also an interesting article on the NDP's rise in Quebec by Derek Leebosh. It provides insight on the extensive efforts the party has made in Quebec from time to time since its founding in 1961.