If you look at the conference’s program, it looks more like the Manning Centre’s goal is to help build the Conservative Party.
Liberals really like science and want lots of national strategies.
That’s why I will definitely tune in to watch next week’s budget speech, so long as it’s not airing at the same time as the Olympic luge competition.
Nothing mobilizes partisan political donors to contribute cash more than the hatred or fear of a common enemy.
But politics in Canada has become completely unpredictable.
I like to take my eyes off the road ahead and stare intently for a long period of time at the rearview mirror of history.
Indeed, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau recently showed his bite after the Liberals won two byelections, in which they held off strong NDP challenges.
Although the Senate scandal has given Prime Minister Harper a black eye, it has not by any means, knocked him out of the ring.
Had Rob Ford confessed to his cocaine use six months ago, when news reports first suggested he was caught on video smoking the drug, had he then apologized to the voters of Toronto, had he then agreed to temporarily step aside to get help, he would be in a much better situation today.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is on a mission to prove them wrong; he’s determined to show that nice politicians can finish first.
It’s Harper’s electoral prowess, by the way, which has kept Conservatives loyal to him even when he seemingly abandoned many conservative ideals and principles.
The bottom line is voters fear having an incompetent leader more than they dislike scandalous political behaviour. Communication strategists should keep that in mind.
Will this political trilingualism policy work? Probably not. But if it does work, watch for Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau to start taking political language immersion classes.
The sad fact is, British-style Parliamentary democracy expired in Canada a long time ago, long before Harper came on the scene.
Blandness not boldness rules the day. Bland policies, bland visions, bland ideas all make for bland throne speeches.
Susan Delacourt’s new book shines a light on the wacky, weird and often misunderstood world of political marketing.
Laureen brings the movie treats: President of Les Films Séville Patrick Roy, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, Public Safety Minister Steven Balney, Laureen Harper, Telefilm Canada chair Michel Roy, director Louise Archambault, producer Luc Déry and Christal Film president Christian Larouche.
Actor Alexandre Landry, director Louise Archambault, Telefilm chair Michel Roy, actress Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Christal Film president Christian Larouche, and President of Les Films Séville Patrick Roy.
Telefilm Canada chair Michel Roy and Laureen Harper and her bag of treats for the movie.
President of Les Films Séville Patrick Roy, actor Alexandre Landry, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, actress Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Telefilm Canada's Michel Roy, Laureen Harper, director Louise Archambault, producer Luc Déry, and Christal Film president Christian Larouche.
Christal Film's Christian Larouche, NAC's Rosemary Thompson, Telefilm's Jean-Claude Mahe, and Les Films Seville's Patrick Roy.
Laureen Harper, director Louise Archambault, producer Luc Déry, and Christal Film president Christian Larouche.
Rogers Communications' Colette Watson and Heritage Minister Shelly Glover.
The two stars of the film Gabrielle, Alexandre Landry and Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, pose for a pic with Heritage Minister Shelly Glover.
Heritage Minister Shelly Glover and Gabrielle's director Louise Archambault pose for another.
Telefilm Canada's mini-designer cupcakes topped with the letter 'T' were a hit at the after party.
Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and Telefilm Canada's Michel Roy.
David McArthur, chief of staff to Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, and Bluesky Strategy Group's Sandra Buckler.