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What if there were no election polls?

Pollsters can't agree on how much they influence political outcomes. But they are arguing for fewer "crappy" surveys -- and a less gullible media.

Premier finally decides: No fall election

After much hinting and waffling, Clark says she'll govern 'til 2013.

Heyman tosses hat into provincial election ring

Former labour leader, now environmentalist, aims to unseat Liberals in Vancouver-Fraserview.

Paging Western Canada

The Canadian political equilibrium has been seriously perturbed. Where will it settle? Two Party State? A renewed Liberal Party? Western Canada may hold the key.

Layton dismisses report of massage clinic visit as a smear campaign

DECISION 2011: Jack Layton puts on a brave face amid allegations that he visited an illicit massage parlour 15 years ago.

Conservatives have a lock on Calgary ... for now

DECISION 2011: Alberta has become the most urbanized province in Canada, and that means change is coming in its political future.

The lament of the centre

DECISION 2011: A view of the federal election from the heartland of Southern Ontario.

Lois Lane is a Liberal

DECISION 2011: Canadian actress Margot Kidder urges "closet Liberals" to come out on election day.

Adrian Dix raring for battle with Christy Clark

Feisty new leader of BC NDP challenges Liberals on taxes, priorities

Federal parties get a Facebook fail

Heavy-handed social media campaigns leave young voters cold