October 15, 2008
I'm too tired to write a decent review of the election right now, so here's something completely trivial. The popular vote totals were:
CPC 37.6, LPC 26.2, NDP 18.2, BQ 10.0, Grn 6.8, Other 1.2
If you plug that into the Hill & Knowlton Predictor, you get the following seat count:
CPC 143, LPC 74, NDP 38, BQ 52, Grn 0, Other 1
And the actual results (pending recounts)?
CPC 143, LPC 76, NDP 37, BQ 50, Grn 0, Other 2
Not bad, especially considering that their formula completely ignores local dynamics.
Labels: Bloc Quebecois, Conservative Party, Green Party, Liberal Party, New Democratic Party, Parliament
April 12, 2007
Elizabeth May decides to prop up Dion...
...by not running a Green Party candidate against him.
Labels: Green Party, Liberal Party, partisan snarkery