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Premiers’ Performance: Ball drops, Wall bounces post-election

Newfoundland and Labrador premier’s post-election honeymoon shifts to buyer’s remorse May 25, 2016 – In February, Dwight Ball was riding high. Two months earlier, his Liberal Party had followed the federal sweep of the province with a red wave of its

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Premiers’ Performance: Notley’s job approval tumbles as Alberta’s economy deteriorates

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Dwight Ball enjoys post-election honeymoon  February 17, 2016 – A collapsing resource sector, mounting job losses and a projected shrinking economy are not only causing serious problems for real people in once-booming Alberta, they’re also taking a

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Premiers’ Performance: Federal Liberal ‘red tide’ lifts Atlantic Premiers’ approval ratings

Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall the only Canadian premier with majority approval rating December 9, 2015 – The red tide that propelled the Trudeau Liberals to a majority government in October also appears to be lifting the fortunes of some premiers, particularly

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As election looms late this fall, Newfoundland and Labrador premier begins to feel the chill

NL’s Davis sees job approval slide ahead of November 30th election September 1, 2015 – Almost forgotten outside Canada’s easternmost province is the fact that the federal election isn’t the only time voters will go to the polls late this

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Historic vote sweeps NDP to victory in Alberta

Issue analysis: what was behind the first sea change in Alberta politics in 44 years? May 6, 2015 – Most polls projected a historic upset in the Alberta election, with a province-wide Angus Reid Institute poll illustrating some of the

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Manitoba premier’s job approval plunges to all-time low as he fights to retain party leadership

December 16, 2014 – Manitoba premier Greg Selinger’s job approval has sunk to an all-time low as he fends off a challenge to his leadership. Among respondents in his province, fewer than one-in-five (17%) approve of his performance as provincial

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