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Canadians are primed for some Trump-style populism

Published in Maclean’s. Click here to read the original. A new survey finds half of Canadians are open to populism given their distrust of government and fear of being left…

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 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…

Canada and China, a rapidly evolving relationship: Sears

Published in The Toronto Star on April 30, 2017. Click here to read the original. It’s often small signals that reveal massive changes taking place just beneath the surface in a community. On…

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…

Winning a good trade deal: Sears

Published in The Toronto Star on March 26, 2017. Click here to read the original. It’s an irony for which progressives should blush. They hold right wing populists’ claims in the deepest…

The Chicago example: Or why the U.S.-Canada relationship will stay the course

Published in the Spring 2017 edition of The Global Exchange. Click here to read the original. The relationship between Canada and the United States is about the relationships between the people of…

Wanted: Canada’s special trade representative

Published in The Hill Times on March 8, 2017. Click here to read the original. The ‘tweaking’ of the North American Free Trade Agreement is about to begin. President Donald Trump has…