Will Justin Trudeau hang on or will the Conservatives take over? Will the Green Party gain seats? Is the predicted collapse of the NDP materializing? This talk will revolve around possible outcomes and what they mean to Canada, our economy and our place in the world. It will also place the election trends in the context of larger global events, in particular, the wave of populism seen in many Western democracies.
Public opinion polling has evolved rapidly in light of changes in telecommunications. Not only have data collection modes changed, but so has voter behaviour. During this presentation, Sébastien Dallaire will outline key learnings from recent electoral cycles, focusing mainly on the latest polling and voting results from the 2019 federal election.
Based on his transatlantic white collar crime thriller, Acqua Sacra, novelist Keith Henderson will discuss the relationship between news, political research and the making of fiction. Key examples will include SNC-Lavalin, Heenan-Blaikie and Montreal’s infamous “Sixth Family” Mafia bosses.