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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…

The Bittersweet Election

Between the polls directing the narrative, social media setting the agenda and a notable gap between the concerns voters were expressing in real life and what leaders talked about on…

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…

Minority government and fractured nation means Trudeau must learn to dance on egg shells

Written by Robin Sears for The Star. Click here to read the original. When you deliberately raise expectations in a campaign of hope, you are compelled to govern boldly. When…

Live Webinar: Earnscliffe Post-Election Analysis

On Monday, Canadians elected a Liberal minority government led by Justin Trudeau. In a live webinar format, Earnscliffe experts Velma McColl, Rick Anderson, Brittney Kerr, Daniel Bernier, Yaroslav Baran, Chris…

Earnscliffe Insights: Post-Election Analysis

Canadians elect a Liberal minority government With 157 seats, the Liberals are 13 short of a majority of 170, and now hold 20 fewer seats than they had at the…

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 View from Alberta: Time to listen to the West

Albertans sent an unmistakable message last night by crushing every Liberal candidate in the province. In almost every case they voted emphatically against the Liberals and, in huge numbers, for…

History shows how to make a minority government work

Written by Robin Sears for The Star. Click here to read the original. When Robert Stanfield and Pierre Trudeau went to bed on Oct. 30, 1972 neither knew who had…
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