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The Cost of Election Promises

Aired on September 18, 2019 Earnscliffe’s Kathleen Monk, NDP strategist, joins Vassey Kapelos and the Power Panel on a special election edition of CBC’s Power and Politics to explain the…

Is Canada headed toward another minority government?

Written by Geoff Norquay for Policy Options. Click here to read the original. Since the 1960s, Canada has had a minority government a quarter of the time. With increased political…

Candidates seeking public office must be honest about their past

Written by Robin Sears for the Toronto Star. Click here to read the original. It is too much to hope that young people will not say and do dumb things.…

Vetting Election Candidates in the Age of Social Media

Earnscliffe’s Mary Anne Carter, senior consultant, sat down with Amanda Connolly of Global News’ Parliamentary Bureau to discuss vetting election candidates in the age of social media on their new…

Candidate Vetting Process in Spotlight

Aired on September 13, 2019. CBC News Canada Votes: As candidates from various parties begin to drop out of the Election 2019 race, Earnscliffe’s Charles Bird, Liberal strategist, joins CBC…

The elusive narrative in Election 2019

Written by Elly Alboim for Capital Current. Click here to read the original. In the current media world, as so many critics have said, the interesting often crowds out the important. Current…

Parties deal with candidate controversies

Aired on September 15, 2019 Earnscliffe’s Kathleen Monk, NDP strategist, joins Vassey Kapelos from CBC’s Power and Politics to discuss party strategy when vetted candidates come under scrutiny. Listen here.

How the parties deal with fizzles and flops on the campaign trail

Earnscliffe’s Yaroslav Baran, crisis communications advisor, weighs in on what happens when crisis hits during a campaign launch, and how to move past controversy and back onto your message track…

The NDP’s Big Gamble

The teens have been a crummy decade for the federal NDP. Since the moment of Jack Layton’s tragic passing in 2011 until today, the party has been on a slow…

The Scheer Strength: Relatability

Andrew Scheer flipping pancakes at the Cenovus Energy Stampede breakfast in Calgary in July 2019. Just an ordinary guy. Flickr photo Written by Yaroslav Baran for Policy Magazine. Click here…
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