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What if they gave an election and nobody came...

Tories need to prepare to answer the 'Why election now?' question, but if they can get that out of the way early, the seas look fairly calm

Let's see if I have this right, the government polling numbers are shy of a majority, the Liberals are staring at some pretty daunting prospects, the Bloc is nervous about the performance of their provincial cousins, and the NDP are so "shell-shocked" about their electoral prospects that they are publicly musing about some kind of ideological orgy of the left. Only in Ottawa can we combine this with a strong economy, financial surpluses and a lack of any clear public policy rationale for seeking a national mandate, and end up with one inescapable conclusion ... we're going!

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What if they gave an election and nobody came...

Tories need to prepare to answer the 'Why election now?' question, but if they can get that out of the way early, the seas look fairly calm

Let's see if I have this right, the government polling numbers are shy of a majority, the Liberals are staring at some pretty daunting prospects, the Bloc is nervous about the performance of their provincial cousins, and the NDP are so "shell-shocked" about their electoral prospects that they are publicly musing about some kind of ideological orgy of the left. Only in Ottawa can we combine this with a strong economy, financial surpluses and a lack of any clear public policy rationale for seeking a national mandate, and end up with one inescapable conclusion ... we're going!

  

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Friday, March 27, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2015 - Day 2 panels March 27, 2015

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Workers' Action Centre coordinator Deena Ladd, Working Families Party co-chair Bob Master, CCPA-Ontario economist Kaylie Tiessen and Canadian Labour Congress political action director Nathan Rotman on a panel discussing "why unions can lead the progressive fight."
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Workers' Action Centre coordinator Deena Ladd
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Working Families party co-chair Bob Master
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Brian Topp and David Akin
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The packed room at the "Fighting the Frame: How Progressives Can Win Back the Debate" panel discussion.
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Summa Strategies' Tim Powers.
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Tasha Kheiriddin and Tim Powers.
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David Akin and Anna Greenberg.
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The NDP's Rebecca Blaikie and Anne McGrath.

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