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November 10, 2009

Conservatives Scott Armstrong and Bernard Généreux, Bloc candidate Daniel Paillé, and NDP candidate Fin Donnelly were elected.



November 9, 2009

The Bloc will take both Quebec seats.  The other two seats will go to the Conservatives.

The NDP will finish second on both coasts and in Hochelaga while the other second place finish will go to the Conservatives.

The Liberals will be third in all four ridings.

Day 1: Zero hour

November 9, 2009

What will happen tomorrow as 22 candidates seek public office?  Could there by Conservative upsets?  Will the Liberals finish better than third anywhere?

Coach and Senator Jacques Demers has been called in to push the Tory vote out via robo-calling.

Hardline MNA Amir Khadir is helping Jean-Claude Rocheleau.  Rocheleau received plenty of support from his party’s MPs.

New Westminster-Coquitlam has come down to the wire.

Day 2: The last weekend

November 8, 2009

Maybe no one caresPerhaps no one will vote.

New Westminster-Coquitlam has come down to the wire.  Fin Donnelly, the Orca, has brought out Jack Layton, Libby Davies, Peter Julian, Denise Savoie, former MLA Chuck Puchmayr, and candidate Michael Crawford  to help him fight to hold Dawn Black’s old seat.  Donnelly is trying to take credit for the salmon inquiry announced by the Tories this week despite it being a Conservative campaign promise.  Conservative Diana Dilworth seems to be continuing her heavy calling schedule.  Liberal Ken Beck Lee seems to have given up, even on Twitter.

The Bloc is in a hot race with the NDP in Hochelaga.  Bernard Bigras was out to help Daniel Paillé, who is the subject of a weird YouTube video.  NDPer Jean-Claude Rocheleau is supportive of striking newspaper employees.

NDPer François Lapointe received further support from Thomas Mulcair.

Feisty CHP leader Jim Hnatiuk is trying to pick a fight over the long-gun registry with Conservative Scott Armstrong.

Day 6: Less than a week to go

November 4, 2009

Michael Ignatieff was in Montmagny-L’Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup yesterday.  He seems to be putting a lot of his effort into these four by-elections.  Will he be wearing it when the Liberals fail to make a breakthrough?

Jack Layton spent the weekend bouncing around the ridings.  He was also in MLKR and Nova Scotia where he did a radio interview and made retirement savings an issue.

In New Westminster-Coquitlam, Minister James Moore continues to provide support to Diana Dilworth.  Dilworth has also had visits from other Tory ministers including Rob Nicholson and Jason Kenney.  Local Conservative, NDP, Green and Liberal candidates talk about why they are running.

In Nova Scotia, CHP leader Jim Hnatiuk appears to be keeping busy on Twitter.  Jim Burrows says Stephen Harper will not make the riding a priority.

In Hochelaga, the Greens have geared up.  Meanwhile Jean-Claude Rocheleau has gone on the offensive.  NDP MP Peter Julian has been out campaigning this week for Rocheleau.

In Montmagny-L’Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup, Steven Blaney has put out a release for Bernard Généreux.  Meanwhile Obama is part of the debate.

Day 9: Advanced polls

October 31, 2009

The advanced polls have begun in the four by-elections.

Minister Lawrence Cannon visited the Conservative campaign in Montmagny-L’Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup.

In Hochelaga, Jean-Claude Rocheleau will be receiving a stream of visint NDP MPs this week including Niki Ashton.

In New Westminster-Coquitlam, Enough is Enough, a tough on crime group, has sent a survey to candidates.  The V3H finished their series of candidate profiles with one on Liberal also-ran Ken Beck Lee.

Day 11: A couple of days worth of updates

October 30, 2009

John Baird visited New Westminster-Coquitlam candidate Diana Dilworth.  Dilworth is the subject of the latest profile by The V3H.

Gail Shea’s visited to Scott Armstrong in Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley got further coverage.  A debate has taken place.  The CKDH debate is November 3.

Former Quebec resident Peter Julian will be campaigning for Jean-Claude Rocheleau on Sunday.  Thomas Mulcair and Claude Gravelle may also pay the riding a visit.  Rocheleau is praising Svend Robinson.  Green candidate Christine Lebel is the subject of a profile.

Nancy Gagnon is getting help from leader Gilles Duceppe and others.  Gagnon and Bernard Généreux are fighting it out for the hearts and minds of local voters.

Day 14: Two weeks to go

October 27, 2009

Pundits’ Guide draws attention to campaign videos.

The V3H profiles New Westminster-Coquitlam Green candidate Rebecca Helps.  NDP candidate Fin Donnelly’s call for a salmon inquiry gets more coverage.

NDPer Jean-Claude Rocheleau knows what he wants for his birthday – a donation.  Stéphanie Cloutier of the Conservatives is focusing on seniors.

Marcel Catellier had help from a newly liberated Denis Coderre who seems more aggressive now that nothing is holding him back.  Catellier is also trying to bring strong man competitions to Montmagny in 2011.  His Bloc opponent Nancy Gagnon is fighting for EI reforms.    Meanwhile, Conservatives are hitting Montmagny-L’Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup with a heavy telephone push to identify enough support to close the gap with the Bloc.

Gail Shea, the fisheries minister, was out stumping for Conservative Scott Armstrong in Nova Scotia over the weekend.

DAy 17: Catch up Friday

October 24, 2009

Conservative candidates appear to be focused on delivering money to their ridings if their websites are to be believed.

Conservative Scott Armstrong has come out firing against the long gun registry.  Mark Austin could become part of Nova Scotia’s growing NDP.  Greem Jason Blanch is focused on climate change.

Bernard Généreux appeared before Parliamentary committee yesterday in his role as the president of the Quebec municipal federation.  Today, former somebody in the Liberal Party, Denis Coderre, campaigned for Marcel Catellier.  Bloc candidate Nancy Gagnon has laid out where she stands.

Hochelaga Conservative Stéphanie Cloutier had support from Miniser Jason Kenney today.

Fin Donnelly is calling for an inquiry into the collapse of salmon stocks on the Fraser.  Today, Rob Oliphant began a wave of Liberals showing that their party has not forgotten about Ken Beck Lee even if they have already written New Westminster-Coquitlam off.  Green Rebecca Helps, among other things, wants to change the tax system.  Ken Beck Lee of the Liberals fights to deliver better results.

Day 19: Busy Wednesday

October 22, 2009

First, Pundits’ Guide has a great post on social media in the by-election campaigns.  In general, it does not seem to be as popular in Quebec as in English Canada yet.

Jean-Claude Rocheleau had Carole Hughes and Thomas Muclair out to help him campaign today.

Nancy Gagnon of the Bloc is concerned about forestry.  Meanwhile new Quebec lieutenant Marc Garneau is getting busy helping out Marcel Catellier.  Catellier is making an issue of rural internet access.

On a lighter note, it might be tough to find a place to stick these Fin Donnelly signs in the ground.  New Westminster-Coquitlam has some of the more restrictive campaign sign by-laws in B.C.