Where are you going for your pre-election coverage?

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With the election looming little more than three weeks away, I’ve been trying to put the smart in Smart Canucks and bone up on my Canadian politics.  Thus far I’ve been focussing almost all of my attention on CBC’s Canada Votes website for news and coverage.  I like that it has an RSS feed and seems to cover every twist and turn along the campaign trail, but I don’t like that I’m getting almost all of my news from one source.

Can anybody out there recommend a good alternative?  Where are you going online to get the skinny on the forthcoming election?

7 responses to “Where are you going for your pre-election coverage?”

  1. Alex says:

    I enjoy reading in my local paper the response that each candidate gives to a specific set of questions. That tells me alot.
    There are things I like about every political party (and things I don’t like). Makes the decision time kind of interesting.
    I am glad that the Green party people are getting more attention.
    They will bring to the table things that many Canadians have concerns about. All the parties will have to be more acountable now.

    Take care

  2. Kenny says:

    Yes, I think that CBC seems to have the most complete webpage, and I don’t think anyone will try to beat it – it’s not as high-interest as the last election, the Conservative hold is too strong to make it entertaining.

  3. benji says:

    I find the CBC is biased and won’t use them at all for my information.

    Best information is if you go to each candidate’s own website, or even call/email them directly if you have questions regarding certain issues. This may be more time consuming, but sometimes one-stop-shopping isn’t the best way to get the best information.

    However, if one-stop is what you want, I like CTV.

  4. consumatrix says:

    I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend the blog by Alberta Senator Elaine McCoy. She’s one of few remaining PROGRESSIVE Conservatives, and so, actually sits as an INDEPENDENT Senator.

    She believes in Senate reform and a NON-PARTISAN Senate, and her blog is an insiders’ take on the partisan antics of the Senate and the House — and is critical on all sides. (She’s neither pro-liberal nor pro-Conservative).

    She’s a firm believer in carbon tax and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, so she’s got alot to say on green issues as well.

    As former labour minister from Alberta, she’s also got alot to say on the economy.

    She’s probably the only Albertan that is critical of Harper (in an intelligent way) and is pro-oil sands AND pro-environment (finding a way to make it all work).

    In any case, you can check her blog out — Hullabaloos — at:


    Lots of good pre-election stuff there.

  5. DMS says:

    National Newswatch (www.nationalnewswatch.com) is an excellent source. It’s a news aggregator, so you get a variety of sources all the time.
    Maybe a bit (but just a bit) right-leaning in story selection, though.

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