The polls were not exactly the miss they have been made out to be. What’s more, some polls provided good examples of how to do it right.
The polls may be in disagreement, but Ontario has been indecisive in the run-up to an election before.
The Liberals and Conservatives may be leading in the polls, but Mulcair has better personal numbers.
After a string of bad calls, the polls in Quebec were on the money.
The polls cannot agree on which party is best placed to win the next election in Ontario.
With a Parti Québécois majority government a real possibility, federal parties in Ottawa won’t be able to sidestep Quebec provincial politics in 2014.
It was a very bad year for polling,after a rough one in 2012.The coming year provides a chance for political polling to get back on track,but only if the opportunity is seized.
The Liberals have the most to lose in today’s four federal byelections. But should they?
The polls in Nova Scotia got it right. What can we learn from this success?
After a near-death experience, the Liberal brand seems to have recovered.
Though the 2015 election might be won or lost in Ontario and Quebec, B.C. could be the most interesting province to watch.
'In the U.S., everyone seems to be celebrating the rise of the data wonk, yet in Canada, polling failures [are] pushing [the] opposite way. Polling aggregators have stunk in Canada [because] of bad polls from which to aggregate. Puts wind in [the] sails of chitchat pundits,' says Kevin Milligan.
Apparently, not everyone believes that mid-mandate polls mean nothing.
After the miss in B.C., the polls need to get better. Both for the sake of themselves and voters.
With greater attention comes greater risk for the Liberals, but also an opportunity not to be missed.
The gamble is not in banking on Trudeau to resurrect the Liberal Party—it is in discounting his appeal.
Quebecers split at both the provincial and federal levels.
The polls need a good year and 2013 could be it.
The New Democrats are not the only ones losing ground due to surging Liberal support.
U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, right, and his wife, Vicki, were all smiles at hosting their first Fourth of July bash in Ottawa. Some 3,000 guest attended. The mood was good and there was a lot of dancing, eating, and chatting.
Vicki and Bruce Heyman. The dress code was summer whites. The atmosphere was light and lovely.
Bluesky's Susan Smith, Ottawa University's Robert Asselin, and Bluesky's Tim Barber.
House of Commons protocol's Elizabeth Rody and Jane Kennedy.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Perrin Beatty, wearing a nice summer hat.
The National Arts Centre's Peter Herndorff and Rosemary Thompson.
Sisters, Maggie Creskey, left, and Hill Times publisher Anne Marie Creskey.
The guests on the front lawn of the U.S. ambassador's official residence in Ottawa's swishy Rockcliffe neighbourhood, high up above the Ottawa River.
Shaw's Alayne Crawford and Gary Clement, senior manager of GR at TD Bank (Toronto).
CCCE's Ailish Campbell, Ekos' Frank Graves, Amgen's Kim Furlong, and H&K's Jackie King.
Environics' Greg MacEachern, CPAC's Natalie LeMay-Calcutt, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.
CommuniquéDirect's Nick Masciantonio and MDA's Leslie Swartman.
Postmedia News columnist Andrew Coyne and Global TV News reporter Laura Stone.
Former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay, right, and a friend.