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Pandemic Lessons for Fixing Canada’s Health Care System

Written by Geoff Norquay for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. As with all crises, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed strengths and weaknesses in Canada’s health care system…

Post-Crisis Management: Passing the COVID-19 Policy Stress Test

Written by Geoff Norquay for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. As governments scramble to mitigate the emergency public health and economic impacts of COVID-19, there are long-term…

The Conservative Leadership: Waiting for Content

Written by Geoff Norquay for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original, There was a time when being the leader of one of Canada’s two alternating governing parties was…

Scheer Frustration

Written by Geoff Norquay for Policy Options. Click here to read the original. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer deserves a second chance. He did not fail to score on a “breakaway…

Not a Campaign for the Ages

While Canadian politics — as evidenced by the shutting out of Maxime Bernier’s neo-populist People’s Party on Oct. 21 — have not quite sunk to the levels of toxicity poisoning…

How effective are federal minority governments?

A look at Canada’s seven minority governments over six decades shows a broad range of results that were not always so obvious at the time. Written by Geoff Norquay for…

Will attaching costs to platform promises make a difference to voters? | The Power Panel

Following the Green Party of Canada’s release of the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s costing of 24 Green platform promises, our Kathleen Monk, NDP strategist, and Geoff Norquay, Conservative strategist, join 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…

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…