The Newfoundland-Labrador one, no big surprise. (But the NDP result? Ouch.)
The Ontario one, also no surprise. (But congrats to Ms. Yip – Arnold is smiling, today.)
The Saskatchewan one, no surprise. (The slide in LPC vote, not so great, true.)
But the B.C. by-election? That was big, folks. That was huge. The Liberals – for the second time this Fall – have flipped a seat from blue to red. (Congrats to Mr. Hogg, who I have had the pleasure to meet a few times, back in my B.C. Liberal days.)
It sure would be fun to be a fly on the wall at that federal Conservative caucus meeting, tomorrow morning, wouldn’t it? Few will say it out loud, but I know they are thinking it:
Andrew Scheer was the wrong pick. He is more than a dud – he’s a disaster.
And, if anyone is going to guarantee Justin Trudeau a second big majority win, it’s him. (Oh, and followed closely by Jagmeet Singh, who has entered into a witness protection program.)
A good year, politically, for Liberals. Not so much for the other guys.