I see that New Brunswickers are bothered by being ignored in the federal election campaign. If you look at the riding by riding numbers it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. There are only three ridings where the spread is less than 10 points and many ridings have a 30-40 point spread. Why fight a losing battle? Think about poor Alberta. There was a lady on the radio saying they don’t even have lawn signs in Calgary.
It seems to me the fight is on just to keep PM Harper in a minority position. The best predictions now have him now teetering on a majority government.
Other than Lepreau, NB doesn’t have many big ticket asks in front of the Feds similar to the hydro-electric project in NL or the shipyard in NS. Lepreau is not about some grand vision for New Brunswick/Federal relations – it’s a legal battle about who should pay for the cluster schtook that is the refurbishment.
Maybe NB needs to think up a few grand moves to get someone’s attention.