Thursday, October 30, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Through the electoral looking-glass
On October 7 — a week ago — Elections Dannystan, in conformity, presumably, with one of Danny Williams' more creative brain-farts, announced that Special Ballots were now open in the by-election to fill the vacancy in Trinity–Bay de Verde.
Elections Dannystan even posted a button on its website:
To fill the vacancy in Conception Bay South.
Accordingly, Elections Dannystan added another button to its website:
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Canada is big
Some rainy Saturday figgerin'.
The five ridings in the darkest shade of blue constitute more than 50% of Canada's landmass.
The next five, from Labrador in the east to Skeena–Bulkley Valley in the west, bring the total up to 69%.
Adding the next five, in palest blue, which include all ridings of more than 100,000 square kilometres of area, gets you to 79% of Canada.
On the other extreme, the 147 geographically smallest ridings, in urban and suburban areas, contain just over half the country's voting population, but only 0.1% of the area. That's roughly equal to the size of the current riding of Okanagan–Shushwap in the B.C. Interior, highlighted here in yellow.
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