Green and growing

My story about being a Green politician in Canada, and why it was the best thing I ever did.

Monday, May 14, 2007

What all the fuss is about in Canadian politics

The graph above shows three events. The first is the popular vote for parties in the 2004 Federal election resulting in a Liberal minority government (red). The second event shows the same statistics for the 2006 Federal election which resulted in a Conservative minority.

The third point shows the average of the three most recent polls that I have which show how Canadians might vote today (subject, of course, to sampling error in the range of +/- 3%).

The dramatic rise of the Green Party is almost without precedence in Canadian history. 200% growth in a little over a year. If the support grows by 200% again in the next year, that will be over 40%, which would mean that the Green Party would win almost every seat in Parliament.

It will be interesting to see how this develops.


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