By Andrew Macdonald A new poll this week should be cause of great concern to Trudeau Liberals in Nova Scotia. With the entry of Peter MacKay in the federal Conservative campaign, his coattails have reversed 2015 and 2019 federal election trends in Nova Scotia . The...
MacPolitics: Pollster Finds Federal Conservatives Lead In Nova Scotia, Metro Halifax Liberal Fortress In Trouble
MacPolitics: Did Lenore Zann Shoot Herself In Foot Politically By Lacklustre Endorsement Of Truro Liberal Challenger Allan Kennedy?
By Andrew Macdonald MacPolitics: Did Lenore Zann Shoot Her Self Politically With Less Than Robust Endorsement Of Liberal Candidate In Truro Facing what could be another election in Canada, if and when the minority Justin Trudeau government might fall, there is lots of...
By Andrew Macdonald MQO Research, a business unit of Halifax-based M5 Communications, released a poll this week that says provincial Liberals and Progressive Conservatives are tied for voter support in Nova Scotia. The MQO Research findings, based on a poll of 300...
By Andrew Macdonald Halifax polling firm Narrative Research released an interesting poll this week that says Nova Scotians’ satisfaction with the overall performance of the Liberal government led by Premier Stephen McNeil has shown slight improvement for three...
By Andrew Macdonald Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River PC MLA-Elect Dave Ritcey is a life long Truro resident, who touted his passion for serving his community in the by-election, decided on Tuesday night. The race to succeed NDP-turned-Liberal MP Lenore Zann was...
MacPolitics: Politicos Will Keenly Watch Narrative Research Poll Next Week As Premier McNeil Ends Speculation Of 2020 Election Call
By Andrew Macdonald An opinion poll gauging the popularity of Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil will be widely watched by politicos, when it is released next week. Narrative Research will release its poll on the Nova Scotia political landscape next week, according to...
By Andrew Macdonald MacPolitics: Marilyn Gladu On The ‘Red Tory’ Element The other week, I had a chat with Ontario MP Marilyn Gladu, who is a federal Conservative challenger for the party’s leadership. I ran several stories in recent weeks on that 20-minute chat, and...
By Andrew Macdonald
The recent illegal blockades of the Canadian National Railway, which caused container ships to bypass the Port of Halifax for four weeks, shone a dramatic light on how our Members of Parliament in Metro Halifax responded to what was a dangerous position for the local port.
The port, a $2 billion economic generator, is a lynchpin of the economies of Halifax, Nova Scotia and the Maritimes, so many port users called their Liberal MPs. From my chats with prominent port folk, only one Metro MP was actually returning calls by port stakeholders who were concerned that Halifax’s ability to move cargo was jeopardized.
The rail blockades were affecting the port’s reputation to efficiently and quickly move container boxes, and the port’s main competitor, New York, was benefiting.
Talking to various port stakeholders, many who called their Liberal MPs to express concern, I hear that only Halifax MP Andy Fillmore was actually returning calls.
By Andrew Macdonald
MacPolitics: Peter MacKay: The $1 Million Man
Updating the federal leadership file, Nova Scotia raised Peter MacKay has just raised $1 million in his quest to become the next national leader of the Conservative party.
He has done that in just six months.
In comparison, when Liberal Justin Trudeau originally ran for his party’s leadership it took him five months to raise $1 million.
By Alison Strachan
Whether it’s a ‘bad decision’ or full-blown alcoholism, the Nova Scotia political landscape, indeed the Canadian political landscape for as long as I can remember, has never been immune from impaired (or sometimes allegedly impaired) drivers.
In Nova Scotia, some 20-years ago or so, having an impaired driving conviction stood in the way of electability.
Ten-years ago it meant leaving the safety net of your party and sitting as an independent.
Today, we are still stagnating where we were 10 years ago.
It’s time to rethink our strategy.