Global News first to call Ontario Election



    
                 ANNOUNCING LIBERAL MAJORITY AT 9:01 P.M. ET

              EXCLUSIVE IPSOS-REID ELECTION DAY POLL TECHNOLOGY
                 USED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ONTARIO HISTORY
    

    TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Immediately after the polls closed, Global News
was the first out of the gate calling a Liberal majority government, giving
its Ontario audiences leading edge results at exactly 9:01 p.m. ET - well
ahead of both CityTV and CTV News, who called the election at 9:26 p.m. and
9:32 p.m. respectively, with CBC waiting until 9:37 p.m. ET. Global News was
also the first to begin its comprehensive election night coverage at 8:30 p.m.
ET, half an hour before any other Toronto station.
    Exclusive to Global News Ontario and used for the first time in Ontario
history, the team was able to take advantage of the Ipsos-Reid election day
poll designed to mirror and gather real-time results as they came in.
    More than 7,200 Ontarians participated in the Internet-based poll,
allowing Global News to accurately project not only the election outcome but
also the major issues that impacted voting results. The Ipsos-Reid poll and
methodology was supported by Wilfrid Laurier University professor Barry Kay,
who is Global News Ontario's senior results analyst.
    Global's election night team coverage was led by anchor Leslie Roberts
with Carolyn MacKenzie, Alan Carter, Zuraidah Alman, Sean O'Shea and Sean
Mallen covering off province-wide results. The Global News team was also
joined by Toronto Mayor David Miller and political analysts Warren Kinsella,
Bill Carroll, Marilyn Churley, Jane Pitfield and Catherine Clark.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Yvonne Chiang, (604) 422-6736,
ychiang@globaltv.com


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