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Sarah Goldfeder on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s Visit to Ottawa

Originally on CBC Radio Ottawa, Friday May 31. “There was lots of back patting on Parliament Hill yesterday as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.…

Is Canada ripe for populism? And is that necessarily bad?

Earnscliffe survey shows that half of voters hold opinions that are preconditions for electing populists. Populism has rapidly become a cultural force causing enormous change in the political landscape of…

Canadians are primed for some Trump-style populism

Published in Maclean’s. Click here to read the original. A new survey finds half of Canadians are open to populism given their distrust of government and fear of being left…

Google News Initiative grants Canadian Journalism Foundation $1 million to tackle fake news

Published by Newswire. Click here to read the original. New grant to create tools to better understand how to find and filter online information; 40% of Canadians report difficulty in…

Unscripted: The Serious Stakes for Ukraine’s New Leader

Written by Yaroslav Baran for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. In the series Servant of the People, Volodymyr Zelenksiy played Vasyl Petrovych Holoborodko, a school teacher who becomes…

Why expand the cooling-off period for public office holders?

Written by Etienne Rainville, Tom Jarmyn Originally published in Policy Options. Click here to read the original. It’s not clear how the public interest is served by the Ethics Commissioner’s…

Canadians Have Trust Issues with Politicians

We may trust the ones we vote for, but rarely politicians in general Canadians heard the prime minister talk recently about an “erosion of trust” between a minister and his…

CBC News Morning Live: Jane Philpott Resignation

Charles Bird, principal at Earnscliffe Strategy Group and a Liberal strategist, speaks with CBC News Network’s Heath Hiscox about Jane Philpott’s cabinet resignation. Click here to watch on CBC News.

Managing a political crisis

Earnscliffe Strategy Group principal Charles Bird explains how the resignation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Chief of Staff Gerald Butts may – or may not – stave off the damage…

How Will the 116th Congress Drive the Conversation?

Published on January 11, 2019 in Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. The results of the 2018 United States midterm elections altered the power dynamic in Washington by…
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