2015 election

Tories move ahead of Liberals, NDP in latest seat projections

Published on Sept. 29, 2015, on Global News.

It was a good week for Stephen Harper and the Conservatives as the latest aggregate of polls gives them a 20-seat lead over the NDP.

But they’re still a long way away from the 170-seat target of a majority government, and without that, Canada may be left with a tenuous, minority government that the two major opposition parties have said they won’t support.

Anything can happen in next five weeks of this campaign

Published on Sept. 12, 2015, in the Waterloo Region Record.

There's never been an election like this one.

"The fact you've got three political parties so close, it's something we've never experienced," says Barry Kay, political science professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and an expert on voting behaviour in Canada.

"We're going to see lots of (party) leaders" in the next few weeks.

Three-way race seen in Brantford-Brant

Published on Sept. 10, 2015, in the Brantford Expositor.

The current party leanings of Brantford-Brant riding voters are "too close to call," according to the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy.

Candidates who are particularly articulate and likeable can benefit but other factors such as just how many voters turn up or tune in also matter, Kay said.