Mark Austin, our federal NDP candidate in the upcoming byelection for Cumberland-Colchester Musquodoboit Valley, is optimistic of his chances on Nov. 9, and rightfully so. After all, the NDP performed well here in the recent provincial election.
- March 09, 2010 - 09:30
.....Minor correction: br br Skabar didn't win because of a vote split. He took 41% of the vote, Fage and the PCs took a **combined** 43%. that does NOT constitute a vote split.... br br But of course you know that, because you would have done your research before writing. br br On the popularity of the federal NDP in Nova Scotia: br br The NDP is polling higher in Atlantic Canada than anywhere else in the country. br br Is this because solidly Tory New Brunswick has had a sudden change of heart and turned to the NDP? br br Perhaps Newfounland and Labrador has decided that it's going to vote ABC*L* (Anything but Conservative & Liberal)? br br Maybe PEI is bucking almost an entire century of tradition overnight and switching allegiance to the NDP? br br I would suggest that NONE of these scenarios is the truth. br br The polling numbers in Atlantic Canada reflect an upsurge in support for the NDP, **everywhere** in the province. This is having an impact on the regional picture that so many polling firms are fond of producing. br br This seat is indeed up for grabs. br br For Mark Austin. br br It is his to lose. And he needs to squeeze every possible moment out of the rest of this campaign to talk to as many voters on as many doorsteps as he can. br br Good Luck mark and Team!