- The author of that 2005 article was Stephen Young who was writer here back when I was experimenting on having the Internet Freedom Trail be a group blog. While he and I still are friends, he's no longer an author here.
- I have not being paying attention at all to Canadian politics. I think this is due to the fact that Sarah Palin is not running for office in Canada and by definition all blog and news coverage must focus on her to the exclusion of all other topics.
From this predictive market, at least, people seem pretty convinced that the Conservatives are going to win. Beyond that I can only suggest you continue to try Google. But since you are here, stay a while. We have Palinmania to blog about and you can't beat that for entertainment.