5 Things To Know
Today is Election Day. Poll: Liberals Extend Lead Over Conservatives. Uber Offering Free Rides to Polling Stations on Election Day. Marcus Stroman Hopes to Save Jays in Game 3 of the ALCS. ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer to Debut During Monday Night Football Game.
Today is Election Day
Canadians from coast to coast are breathing a big sigh of relief this morning. This eleven week marathon federal election campaign is finally behind them. Polls open at 9:30am this morning and will close at 9:30pm tonight. A driver’s license, passport or health card to prove your identity will get you a ballot.
Poll: Liberals Extend Lead Over Conservatives
According to the latest tracking done by Nanos Research, the Conservatives are trailing the Liberals by almost a nine-point advantage heading into Election Day. According to numbers released on Sunday: The Liberals are at 39.1%, the Conservatives are at 30.5%, the NDP is at 19.7% and the Green Party is at 4.6% support nationally.
Uber Offering Free Rides to Polling Stations on Election Day
New Uber users who plan on heading to the polls today can count on Uber to transport them to and from their local polling stations. Uber has announced that they will allow their first-time customers the opportunity to get a free ride, as long as it accumulates to $15 each way. The cities where Uber operates across Canada are Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo, London, Ottawa, Quebec City, Calgary and Edmonton. Uber has been dealing with recent controversy from taxi companies who feel they are not operating on a level playing field.
Marcus Stroman Hopes to Save Jays in Game 3 of the ALCS
The Toronto Blue Jays are down 0-2 to the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series and they will now host game three at Rogers Centre. This isn’t anything new for the Jays, who were down 0-2 in the ALDS and managed to come back winning three straight games, ousting the Texas Rangers from the playoffs. Manager John Gibbons will counter with Marcus Stroman (0-0 ERA 3.46) on the mound and the Royals will send Johnny Cueto (1-0 ERA 3.86). Former Blue Jay Devon White will throw the first pitch of the game. Game three gets underway tonight at 8:07 p.m.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer to Debut During Monday Night Football Game
According to ESPN and LucasFilm, during the Eagles vs. Giants, Monday Night Football game, Disney will debut its new trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Monday’s game will broadcast on Disney-owned ESPN, presenting great cross-promotion and an opportunity for a wide audience to catch the official trailer’s release. The trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will air during halftime of the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles game.