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The Conservatives and Post-Pandemic Politics

By Yaroslav Baran for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. The Conservative Party of Canada has chosen Erin O’Toole to lead it into the next election. But the…

Full Steam Ahead: Why the Conservative Leadership Race Should Proceed

Written by Yaroslav Baran for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. The world is united in a public health crisis. This is the time to come together and…

The Road to Toronto: Pathway to Power

Written by Yaroslav Baran for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. Once the Conservative Party picks a new leader in Toronto on June 27, it will need a…

Ten Lessons for the Conservatives as They Seek to Rebuild

Written by Yaroslav Baran for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. The conventional wisdom about parties that lose an election is that they need time in the ‘wilderness’…

Minority Report: House Leaders – The Good And The Bad

Originally published in iPolitics. “In the return of the (un)official Minority Report panel, iPolitics’ Charlie Pinkerton and Kady O’Malley are joined by Samara Centre for Democracy senior research associate Paul…

Word to Fellow Conservatives: Revive the ‘Tory Syndrome’ at Your Peril

Veteran Conservative strategist Yaroslav Baran notes some real lessons to be learned from the 2019 campaign, but argues that clamouring for Scheer’s head will only backfire on the party he…

Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives

Why is it that we are now hearing people talk about Andrew Scheer’s continued leadership of the Conservative Party?  Is this a revival of the “Tory Syndrome” – the old…

Minority Parliament machinations

Originally on CBC’s The House. Click here to listen. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau struck a conciliatory tone when he faced the media this week a few days after his Liberal…

How will the new Parliament work?

Parliamentary dynamics are very different in a minority setting, compared with a majority environment where the government knows it can ultimately get its way by force of numbers. The primary…

The makings of a stronghold: What’s the secret to a political ‘safe seat’?

Written by Taylor Blewett, Ottawa Citizen, with commentary from Earnscliffe’s Yaroslav Baran. Click here to read the original. On a sunny Saturday morning in Ottawa–Vanier, Carole-Ann Larose and Wayne Corneil…