Everyone has heard it: every vote counts. It’s a known fact: not everyone votes. According to statistics from Elections Canada there’s never been a full voter turnout in Canada.
With a concentration on the economy, the MacLean’s National Leaders’ Debate on 6 August was broken into 4 parts: economy, environment, security, and democracy. In the 17 September debate hosted by the Globe and Mail, “the economy is the most critical issue ballot box facing voters in this federal election making it the sole topic of the 2015 Globe and Mail debate”. Though she played an influential role on 6 August, Elizabeth May was left out as Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau, and Thomas Mulcair squared off.
From Day 1 there are Polls. CBC reported that the writ was dropped on August 2 to start a 78 day/11 week federal campaign, election date set on 1 January 2015 for October 19. On 28 July the NDP and Conservatives both held one-third of support. Today the question is whether or not Polls can predict