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Fixing Canada’s Long-Term Care Crisis Demands a New Level of Cooperation

Written by Geoff Norquay for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. The number of deaths from the COVID-19 virus that have occurred in Canada’s long-term care (LTC) homes…

Job One for A New Leader—Putting the Party Back Together

By Geoff Norquay for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. If there’s a best practices model for managing the bruised egos, loyalty rewards and score-settling reflexes of a…

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…