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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…

The pathetic smallness of Canada’s political ‘lobsters’

Written by Geoff Norquay for iPolitics Magazine. Click here to read the original.  Back in the days when Derek Burney was Canada’s Ambassador to Washington, he used to tell a…

Why Tax Reform is Politically Perilous

Written by Geoff Norquay for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. Tax reform in any democracy cannot be separated from politics any more than the broader budget process…

Why tax reform is nearly always dangerous

Written by Geoff Norquay for National Newswatch. Click here to read the original. Tax reform is risky for any Canadian government.  When it targets personal or business income tax deductions,…

Managing the Federation: A Mixed Bag

Written by Geoff Norquay for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney likes to say that the two most important files on a PM’s…

From Macdonald to Mulroney: Transformative Conservative Leadership

By Geoff Norquay for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. From the founding of Canada under Sir John A. Macdonald to free trade under Brian Mulroney, Conservatives have provided Canada with…

A Trump decoder ring, 100 days in

Published in The Hill Times on April 26, 2017. Click here to read the original. OTTAWA—When Justin Trudeau met Donald Trump for the first time back in February, it was all…

United we fail: When CEOs shoot themselves in the mouth

Published in iPolitics on April 12, 2017. Click here to read the original. United Airlines impaled itself this week on the rusty chainsaw of public opinion and social media outrage over a…