Thursday, July 30, 2015
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POST-PARTISAN PUNDIT
NDP’s ‘That’s Enough’ attack ad is the message

Sometimes the true strategic intention of an ad is camouflaged.


  
How positive ads build trust

Positivity won’t work if your candidate is unlikeable or sinking in the polls, though.


  
How to deal with political avoidance

There are two ways of dealing with this state of willful political ignorance: the busybody way or the pragmatic way.


  
Tories ready to take on ‘Reckless Coalition’

Just by suggesting the Liberals and NDP are a ‘Reckless Coalition’ waiting to happen, the Conservatives will put NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on the defensive.


  
Conservative ads grinding down Trudeau

Those early attack ads were designed not so much to change minds about Trudeau right off the bat, but simply to plant seeds of doubt in the subconscious minds of voters about his leadership.


  
National Citizens Coalition taught Harper how to market, brawl

Anybody who desires a future in the rough and tumble world of partisan politics should consider following Harper’s path and first find employment with a political advocacy group.


  
More than BBQ time: summarizing summer strategies

Each leader has lots of work ahead getting their respective parties ready for electoral combat.


  
Liberals and NDP, better get ready to rumble!

If neither the Liberals nor NDP can efficiently knock out the other, the last guy standing in the ring will likely be Prime Minister Stephen ‘The Budget Balancer’ Harper.


  
For strategists, polls do matter

Other polls matter too; they matter a lot. I’m talking about ‘internal’ opinion polls, meaning those polls, which the major political parties commission on a regular basis to plot and fine-tune their communication strategies.


  
Too much shredding Trudeau could hurt Conservatives

Think about it. A Liberal collapse would actually swell the NDP ranks, supercharging the party and turning it into a political force capable of winning the next federal election.


  
Can one-trick Trudeau learn another trick?

Detailed policy proposals are like arsenic; they might be harmless if administered in small, diluted amounts, but a concentrated dosage can be fatal.


  
Can one-trick Trudeau learn another trick?

Detailed policy proposals are like arsenic; they might be harmless if administered in small, diluted amounts, but a concentrated dosage can be fatal.


  
Five lessons the Alberta election taught us

Don’t alienate your base, timing is everything, put down that newspaper, tribalism is key, and ideology schmideology.


  
Liberals need to burst out of Ottawa Bubble

Wouldn’t it have been better for the Liberals to expend their scarce party resources on a TV ad that took on an issue that actually mattered to voters?


  
Stephen Harper: Canada’s Relative Conservative

If you’re a conservative and you want conservative fiscal policies, Stephen Harper’s still your best choice—if only by default. The same holds true if you care about economic competence.


  
If Harper plays his cards right, he won’t be sunk by Duffy trial

Yup, voters can be a forgiving lot. You can call my analysis wrong, you can even call it cynical. Just don’t call it wishful thinking.


  
Duffy saga raises intriguing questions

But this particular court case is getting so much media attention, you’d think it was the Watergate hearings, the O.J. Simpson murder trial, and the Super Bowl all wrapped up into one.


  
Ignore political Chicken Littles, for the sake of democracy

MPs like Scott Simms and Charlie Angus and Brent Rathgeber seemingly want to further limit free speech by gagging groups, such as Conservative Voice, between elections. We can’t let that happen.


  
Flanagan’s strategic plan won’t work

Sorry Tom, but if the Conservatives are going to win, they’re going to have to do it on their own.


  
When it comes to political ads, expect the unexpected

Good political communications strategies are like chameleons; they adapt to their environment.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
World Press Photo 15 exhibit premiere at the Canadian War Museum, July 22 July 24, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
A woman takes in the third prize for contemporary issues single photos by Italian photographer Fulvio Bugani. His series is called 'Waria: Being a Different Muslim.'
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cees Cole, Netherlands ambassador to Canada.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
World Press Photo representative Noortje Gorter.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Photographer Chris Roussakis, Hill Times reporter Rachel Aiello, photographer Cynthia Münster and Hill Times online editor Bea Vongdouangchanh.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The music from these two string musicians flowed through the gallery all evening.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Jeanine DeVos taking in the exhibit.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums, with Silvie Morel.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cynthia and Yves Bled.

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