Most marketers aim, at all costs, to avoid the conflict between tribes. The political strategist relishes it and uses it to gain advantage. In fact, pissing off the opposing team is not only a sport in the political world, it’s a vital strategic tool.
Clive Veroni’s book Spin explains why marketers are now looking to savvy political strategists to learn how to move products.
An inside look at West Block renovations
Health Canada scientist Shiv Chopra, who spoke out about drug approvals, is still fighting for his job 10 years later.
For a time after his firing, former chief actuary of Canada Bernard Dussault said he was unable to find work in a federally- regulated industry reluctant to hire him.
Allan Cutler helped blow the whistle on the Liberal Sponsorship Scandal in 2004. Today, he says whistleblowers still aren’t protected.
Across the country, MPs will be going to multiple events on Canada Day. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May’s events last two days and she has to get to them by boat.
Chief of Transport Canada’s marine transportation security’s regulatory affairs in 2005, Ian Bron said his life was turned upside down after speaking out against what he alleged were corrupt policy and regulation-making practices.
MPs recall former finance minister Jim Flaherty, whose sense of humour connected him to people.
Graeme Smith takes a grisly look at Afghanistan in his bestselling book, The Dog Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan.
And Simon Brault, outgoing Canada Council vice-chair, considers social media’s impact on the arts.
Margaret MacMillan’s The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 shortlisted for this year’s Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.
The popular idea of lobbying, of well-connected hired guns working their contacts in the backrooms, hasn’t kept up with reality. While the old idea is still true in some cases, lobbying, like every industry, is changing.
NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right.
NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning.
Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.
RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated.
Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.