Ben, I watched on the CBC live on-line feed and it was pretty good actually. I think they made a big deal about the BQ because they were pounding the Libs in Quebec. Never mind the fact that Cretin's old seat went BQ.
This is true! I was still surprised to see that Martin got such little coverage early on -- this WAS a referendum on his Government.
Also, the CBC has different English and French feeds, so perhaps the English feed devoted more time to Martin.