My Last Blog: Election Post Mortem

I have had three full days to digest and process the results of this week’s election and have gained some insight as to why our campaign did so poorly. We knew we were in tough going up against the “Conservative Machine”, with its deep pockets and ready database of party members and lawn sign takers. However, both public and internal polling showed a much closer race, with the purple team solidly in second place behind the blue team. Two forces were at play which caused our identified vote to collapse on voting day. The first was the red wave that swept right across Canada, taking every seat in Atlantic Canada and making gains in every province westward. Edmonton was certainly not immune to this trend; in fact two Edmonton seats were won by Liberal candidates [Centre and Mill Woods]. As a result, much of my soft and progressive support jumped…