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Poll shows Trudeau on course for majority election win

The poll shows the Liberals sitting at 40% nationally, an increase of five points since last month.

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A new poll out Monday shows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would win a huge majority if he called an election today.

The poll, done by Ipsos for Global, shows the Liberals sitting at 40% nationally, an increase of five points since last month.

The Conservative party, led by Erin O’Toole, had the support of 30% of the population, up two per cent.

Jagmeet Singh’s NDP are the big loser in the Ipsos poll with only 13% support, down three points.

The Green and other parties would receive 8% of the vote, down five points since month. 

The Bloc, led by Yves-Francois Blanchet, would receive 35% of the vote within Quebec, which translates to 9% of the vote nationally, up two points.

In the seat-rich province of Ontario, the Liberals have a huge lead over the Conservatives 49% to 33%.

In Quebec, the Liberals and Bloc both have 35% with the Tories at 17%.

Out West, the Liberals have a strong lead in BC with 41% support compared to the Conservatives at 29%, the NDP 17%, Green Party 10% and others three percent.

Alberta remains Tory blue with 46% supporting the Conservatives, well ahead of the Liberals at 25%, NDP 21%, green parties 1% or others 7%.

In Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the Conservatives have a large lead over the Liberals 48% compared to the Liberals 23%, NDP 17%, Green Party 5% and others 7%.

The Liberals remain strong in Atlantic Canada with the Liberals at 56% over the Conservatives 24%, NDP 11%, Green Party 3% and others 7%.

In the last election in 2019, Trudeau only managed a minority victory. There has been rampant speculation he could call an election at any point to try and get a majority

Ipsos did the online poll with 1,001 Canadians. The poll is accurate to within ± 3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/nobby7694

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Division of Western Standard New Media Corp. He has served as the City Editor of the Calgary Sun and has covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years. dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. John Chittick

    July 3, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    The majority of Canadians are hopelessly leftist. The lessons of Harper’s government were that the left needed to become strategic which has happened. The Liberals, being naturally Kleptocratic, have stolen NDP and Green policy sufficiently to consolidate intra-leftist swing votes. Singh isn’t particularly popular so Trudeau has been their de facto leader. Exacerbating the situation is the leftist stance of O’Toole on Dairy supply management, Carbon taxes, culling out conservative or libertarian influencers and thereby driving away much of the base who, particularly in ridings where Conservatives are a lost cause, will be showing the CPC what they think of his leadership.

  2. Left Coast

    April 13, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Poll shows Canadians are Terminally Stupid and that Canada is done like dinner . . . .

    Now it is going to be time for the West to either wise up and split . . . or start learning how to be like Hong Kong.

  3. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    April 13, 2021 at 8:40 am

    To those governments that govern by polls disaster is in the making.Did not the poles show TRUMP had no chance of winning.Political parties view these poles very caustically to convince them seek a better time For an election.Please give it a shot.

  4. Ryan Slenders

    April 12, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Doomed

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Lawyer blasts Alberta sports facilities for vaccine passport policies

“It is unlawful for your facility to implement REP (Restriction Exemption Program) for youth activities,” From said in his letter to facilities.

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Lawyer Derek From has sent a stern warning to sport facility operators Monday saying they are breaching the law by requiring parents and kids 12 and over to show their vaccine status.

A constitutional lawyer for 10 years with the Canadian Constitution Foundation, From is now in private practice at an Airdrie law firm.

From was retained by a group of parents who have kids enrolled in youth sports programs in Calgary and the surrounding area.

“It is unlawful for your facility to implement REP (Restriction Exemption Program) for youth activities,” From said in his letter to facilities.

REP allows businesses to either choose to operate as usual if they implement a vaccine passport program or limit their attendance to one-third of their fire code capacity and abide by a number of other public health restrictions.

“Youth sports are supposed to be out of scope for these mandates according to the latest public health order,” From said in an interview with the Western Standard.

Last Thursday, public health order #43-2021 was rescinded due to “bad faith behaviour on the part of businesses offering youth activities and rogue municipal governments seeking to increase and stiffen the restrictions enacted by the Government of Alberta,” From states in the letter.

In its place, order #45-2021 was enacted making it clear that youth activities are out of the scope of REP.  

“This means that facilities that house youth sports are not allowed to use (vaccine) passports. They have to opt out of the passport program,” From said.

However, Calgary city council passed a bylaw that came into effect September 23 forcing businesses eligible for the REP to participate without choice including recreation facilities.

Calgary bylaw 65M2021 says “any person aged 12 years and older must show identification and either proof of vaccination, proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or a medical exemption from vaccine letter.”

“With (Mayor Naheed) Nenshi running interference on this issue, a lot of people were turned away from a number of facilities over the weekend,” From said.

“Essentially, they (city council) have left no one any choice in the municipality of Calgary including hockey rinks, even though it falls out of scope according to the province. Now a bunch of other surrounding communities are falling in line.”  

The legal letter demands these facilities stop enforcing any REP-related restrictions associated with youth physical, performance or recreational activities, and begin to follow the clear direction set out by the Alberta government regarding what falls in and out of scope for the REP.

“Youth physical activity, performance activity and recreational activity, where all participants are under the age of 18” is listed as outside of the purview of REP. This means that REP is not available for implementation in association with such activities,” the letter states.

“Thousands of parents are ready to have this fight for their kids across the province,” From said.

“If the letters aren’t enough to change the course for these facilities, we will start suing rinks and even the city (Calgary).”

From said he was sending the letter to Nenshi and Calgary council Monday.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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WATCH: Pawlowski arrested at Calgary airport

Pawlowski was handcuffed and taken away by Canadian Border Service Agency members when he landed back in Calgary via a private plane Monday afternoon.

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Controversial Calgary Pastor Artur Pawlowski is back behind bars again.

Pawlowski was handcuffed and taken away by Canadian Border Service Agency members when he landed back in Calgary via a private plane Monday afternoon.

He had been out of the country for four months.

Details on why he was taken into custody haven’t been revealed.

Pawlowski has been repeatedly ticketed and jailed for breaking provincial COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

He has recently been on a speaking tour in the US.

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Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
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Norway goes back to life as usual before COVID

Next to Denmark and Britain, Norway joins a growing number of countries who are lifting all COVID-related domestic restrictions.

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Norway lifted all remaining COVID-19 restrictions this weekend in an effort to return to normal.

“Now the time has come to return to a normal daily life,” said Erna Solberg, Norways’s prime minister at a press conference.

Neither vaccination status nor a negative test result was required for citizens to enter nightclubs and restaurants which saw throngs of people heading to their favourite hangouts en masse.

Saturday marked the first time capacity limits were lifted in bars and restaurants in more than 500 days. Revellers young and old took to the streets with rowdy celebrations.

Next to Denmark and Britain, Norway joins a small but growing number of countries who are lifting all COVID-19-related domestic restrictions. Sports venues, bars, restaurants and other businesses will be permitted to return to full capacity and will no longer require social distancing or masking.

According to the Institute of Public Health, Norwegian vaccination rates sit around 76% for one dose and 67% are considered fully vaccinated.

Solberg still encouraged citizens to get vaccinated and said those who contract COVID-19 will still be required to self-isolate to avoid transmission.

“Even though everyday life is now back to normal for most people, the pandemic is not over,” Solberg said.

Although some restrictions will remain in place for those arriving in Norway from countries with higher rates of infection, travel restrictions will also be lifted, the government said.

“In short, we can now live as normal,” Solberg said.

Denmark was the first country in the European Union (EU) to lift all corona virus restrictions on September 10.

“The vaccines and the great efforts of all of Denmark’s citizens over such a long period are the foundation for why we are going strong,” Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said on Twitter just before the country opened up.

After seeing nearly three-quarters of adults fully vaccinated and experiencing low rates of infection and death in August, the Danish Health Authority declared the virus is “no longer a critical threat to society.”

Britain lifted much of its COVID-19-related restrictions over the summer.

As of September 23, more than 48 million people in the UK have received their fist does – 89% of those over 16 years old. A total 82% of the population or 44 million people 16 and older have been double jabbed.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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