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NB 2018 Election
« on: September 25, 2018, 08:57:30 »
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/new-brunswick-election-day-1.4835463

New Brunswick's electoral landscape was thrown into chaos Monday, as both the Progressive Conservatives and the incumbent Liberals hope to form government after the first minority legislature in almost 100 years.

It came down to the final poll in the final riding, when the Progressive Conservatives eked out an apparent minority government, 22 seats to the Liberals' 21, in a legislature where 25 is required for a majority.
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Re: NB 2018 Election
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 09:38:34 »
Worth noting that the Liberals require the support of both junior parties, where the Conservatives only require the support of one.
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Re: NB 2018 Election
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2018, 13:04:24 »
So the Liberals lose the election but have managed to stay in power. 

I expect this will be at the pleasure of the NDP and Greens who they will need.
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Re: NB 2018 Election
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 16:41:55 »
So maybe we’ll see how powerful the Irving’s are if the NDP or Greens have a say in the province...

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Re: NB 2018 Election
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2018, 17:10:43 »
If things hold the way they are, the Greens won't factor. The NDP is a non-issue. The PANB holds the balance of power if the Tories eventually form government. If the Liberals are to do it they need both the PANB and Greens and they've already stated they'd never work with the PANB.

That's how I understand it.
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Re: NB 2018 Election
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 09:21:31 »
I hadn't realized until reading this article the Liberal Party had a series of regional losses. 

https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/upstart-caq-party-wins-quebec-election-vote-tva-projects#gs.mgB=Zwk

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Re: NB 2018 Election
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2018, 10:36:21 »
A significant difference between US and Canadian politics is that provincial and federal parties are separate and distinct entities, and do not necessarily follow the same policies.  While there is some cross-over from Provincial to Federal (and vice versa) (see: Butts, GM), they frequently act independently and at cross purposes.
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Re: NB 2018 Election
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2018, 11:14:45 »
Thanks !!