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How the parties deal with fizzles and flops on the campaign trail

Earnscliffe’s Yaroslav Baran, crisis communications advisor, weighs in on what happens when crisis hits during a campaign launch, and how to move past controversy and back onto your message track…

The NDP’s Big Gamble

The teens have been a crummy decade for the federal NDP. Since the moment of Jack Layton’s tragic passing in 2011 until today, the party has been on a slow…

The Scheer Strength: Relatability

Andrew Scheer flipping pancakes at the Cenovus Energy Stampede breakfast in Calgary in July 2019. Just an ordinary guy. Flickr photo Written by Yaroslav Baran for Policy Magazine. Click here…

How politicians avoid a photo-op fail: Unpacking the staged campaign event

Earnscliffe’s Kathleen Monk joins Vassey Kapelos from CBC’s Power and Politics to explain the tactics and tools used in creating political photo-ops. Watch it here.

Handicapping the October 21 vote

Written by Elly Alboim for Capital Current. Click here to read the original. In an era of voter volatility, partisan rootlessness and alienation from governmental institutions, handicapping an election campaign…

Do leader debates matter during an election?

Created by CBC News, featuring our Kathleen Monk. “Debates have been a hallmark of Canadian elections since 1968, but what effect do they actually have on voters? Strategists will tell…

U.S. Secretary of State on Canadians detained in China, ISIS fighters and Iran.

Aired: August 22, 2019 Our Sarah Goldfeder joins CBC Power and Politics with Vassy Kapelos to discuss Mike Pompeo’s first official visit to Canada as U.S. Secretary of State on…

Focus Group Testing Health Warning Messages for Edible Cannabis Products

Focus Group Testing Health Warning Messages for Edible Cannabis Products and Other Cannabis Products, and Public Education Messages for the Consumer Information Sheet Final Report Prepared for Health Canada by…

Report alleges Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated ethics during SNC-Lavalin affair

Following the release of the Trudeau II report by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion, which found that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau contravened section 9 of the…

An American in Canada: It’s Complicated

Written by Sarah Goldfeder for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. Sometimes, it’s the professional-observer expats—journalists, diplomats—who can provide the most interesting insights into a culture and country.…
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