Justin Trudeau needs to get his act together on the middle class, otherwise he risks coming across as a phony.
One more tip for aspiring political communication strategists: If you value idealism, stay out of politics.
Quebec politicians, of course, understand this; they know that in La Belle province, like everywhere else, emotion reigns supreme.
Is requiring voters to show ID really all that onerous? And is it truly evidence of Harper’s anti-democratic, vote suppressing tendencies? Maybe he wants to reduce or prevent voting fraud.
The West must continue to play by these civilized 21st century rules, but the isolated— perhaps paranoid—man in Moscow knows so far his uncivilized rules are carrying the day.
Yes, there is grumbling, but the Tory base is not crumbling. And as long as Harper can count on that solid support, he’s still in the game.
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.