Tonight Frank Graves was also tweeting some hints about new polling coming out tomorrow, showing Conservative gains - at least, I SAW some of his tweets about this, I know I did.
Federal Polling:— Polling Canada (@CanadianPolling) August 25, 2021
LPC: 36% (+3)
CPC: 33% (-1)
NDP: 17% (+1)
BQ: 6% (-2)
GPC: 5% (-2)
PPC: 4% (+2)
Nanos Research / August 24, 2021 / n=1200 / MOE 2.8% / Telephone
(% Change With 2019 Federal Election)
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Principles? We have lots of principles ; and if you don't like those , we have some others . https://t.co/mZ1NxSISBg— Frank Graves (@VoiceOfFranky) August 26, 2021
Shows a massive misunderstanding of values and interests of NDP voters. Although not on the precipice of power , this is about as hysterically tone-deaf as the Tom Mulcair pledge for a balanced budget in 2015, which effectively scuttled the only really chance of an NDP government https://t.co/BacGZUxxtA— Frank Graves (@VoiceOfFranky) August 26, 2021
The NDP were already basically flat lined in our polling . This piece of strategic genius just scuttled their prospects of even a modest break through . Sad actually https://t.co/vBvooSlYUP— Frank Graves (@VoiceOfFranky) August 26, 2021
Other campaign stuff:
*it (twitter typos are the worst)... but this is a misstep because enough NDP voters would switch to libs if they felt tories would take power. The fact that Singh is open to working with the tories would alienate or scare enough of its base to switch..— Jordan Johnstone (@JohnstoneJordan) August 26, 2021
Here's some general thoughts on the housing policies that have been released. Thread!— Dr. Mike P. Moffatt 🇨🇦🏅🏅 (@MikePMoffatt) August 24, 2021
The problem is, the Conservatives can SAY whatever they want, but will Canadians actually believe the leopard will change its spots so quickly?
“The Liberals are offering a much bolder plan than those of their rivals.” https://t.co/qDRrOxUEmx— Braeden Caley 🇨🇦 (@braedencaley) August 24, 2021
Of all the ridiculous things @erinotoole and @CPC_HQ want us to believe they NOW support, organized labour is epic. O'T's father was a union buster at GM, and then as a Harris MPP. CPC spent ten years trying to bust unions, and Erin was part of it. Gaslighter-in-chief.— Adrian Wilson (@AdrianW123) August 24, 2021
Labour movement skeptical of Conservative pitch to workers.— David J. Doorey (@TheLawofWork) August 24, 2021
So is Professor David Doorey (not that anyone asked). https://t.co/qlKyHnIsVi
“O’Toole has not explained how his support for allowing private, for-profit medical services squares with his assertion that he fully supports universal, public health care. Public health-care advocates say he can’t have it both ways.”https://t.co/MUJUXADgO0— Katie Telford (@telfordk) August 24, 2021
Rich people choosing a private clinic does not "open up space" in the public system. It takes doctors and nurses out of the public system and reduces capacity. There is a finite number of health care professionals to go around, especially specialists.— Dr Norlaine Thomas (@Norlaine) August 24, 2021
The Conservatives tried an Afghanistan smear about refugee visas but it didn't work very well:
Seriously. Who the fuck is looking at the US right now and saying we need American style health care in Canada. We need a Prime Minister who will stand up for the Canada Health Act and for Canadians. Not for lobbyists, not for corporate health interests. That isn't Erin O'Toole.— Neil Before Zod™ (@WaytowichNeil) August 24, 2021
And I hope their attempt to start a Fox News-style feeding frenzy on Maryam Monsef for her using the term "brothers" to refer to the Taliban will not get any traction either:
Me thinks Erin has some explaining to do. It's almost like he trying to blame JT for what they did.— Tsiehta ⚛️ (@Tsiehta) August 25, 2021
To be fair, they were busy covering up the torture of Afghan detainees at the time.@erinotoole @CPC_HQ https://t.co/fWM3GxwnVE
How predictable, Erin O'Toole.— Mike Gibbs🏳️🌈 (@Mikeggibbs) August 25, 2021
Attacking the first Afghan Canadian in Parliament and the first Muslim woman cabinet minister in Canada for communicating in a culturally appropriate way to the Taliban to request peace and safety for people seeking refuge with Canada.
We are in a desperate hour-by-hour life and death struggle, including for women & children.— Sandy Garossino (@Garossino) August 25, 2021
If calling someone a brother saves one baby, for mercy’s sake, do it!