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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…

Election 2019, the Conservatives: Challenges and Opportunities

Published January 2019 in Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. The Conservative Party of Canada went into the 2015 election campaign with a significant disadvantage against the young…

How Politics Can Pack a Punch on Your Business

Originally published in Business Advisor. Click here to read the original. It’s a typical afternoon in a typical work week in March 2017, when all of a sudden, popping up…

The U.S. Mid-Terms and the Future of Canada-U.S. Relations

The U.S. mid-terms and the future of Canada-U.S. relations  The U.S. mid-term elections are second in importance only to the presidential election every four years.  Up for grabs last week…

Evaluating the 2018 U.S. Midterms with Sarah Goldfeder and Laura Dawson

On today’s Global Exchange Podcast, CGAI Vice President Colin Robertson sits down with CGAI Fellow Sarah Goldfeder and CGAI Advisory Council Member Laura Dawson to discuss last week’s midterm election…

Judging New Judges: The Confirmation Process

Anyone who has ever worked in a country transitioning to democracy knows that the system is about more than free and fair elections. An independent judiciary is a crucial component…

It Ain’t Over if Trump’s Not Winning: The USMCA Scoreboard

Published on November 1, 2018. Click here to read the original. Part of trade negotiations, at least between and among democracies, is post-agreement positioning. Usually, a balance is sought between…
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