Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Missing: Quebec Delegates

An interesting note on the 'final' delegate results. There are whole bunch of delegate spots that have not been filled and may or may not be filled between now and the convention. There are a few reasons for this. The first is the rules on senior and youth delegates and the ability of candidates to field those specific peopele. The other is party support. The percentage of delegates filled is a fairly good indication of where the party is strongest because it shows a large base of support for a lot of people. Here are the percentage of delegate spots filled by province compared with Liberal strength in the last election:

PEI: 98.46%/52.6%
Manitoba: 94.42%/26%
Ontario: 92.28%/39.9%
Nova Scotia: 92.09%/37.2%
Saskatchewan: 90.76%/22.4%
New Brunswick: 89.47%/39.2%
Newfoundland and Labrador: 88.99/42.8%
Alberta: 87.58%/15.3%
Quebec: 86.59%/20.8%

Results for BC are under review

While the correlation isn't perfect, the fact that Quebec is dead last in filling delegate spots should give all Liberals pause. After all, it has been Quebec which has made the Liberal Party the natural governing party in this country.

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