Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
START A FREE TRIAL | SUBSCRIBE | LOG IN
Sign up for the free daily email


Controversies not sticking to Conservatives, PM Harper 'like Teflon,' says prof

'If you don’t see a movement in the polls by week’s end, we’re not debating whether the Liberals can win, they can’t win. The only discussion we’ll have is how big the Conservative majority will be,' says U of T professor Nelson Wiseman.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Wait and see: A draft of Auditor General Sheila Fraser's report on G8/G20 spending was leaked Monday. Ms. Fraser says she will not release the full and final report until Parliament is sitting again.

PARLIAMENT HILL – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party have been like “Teflon” in the federal election campaign and, unless the opposition can make something stick after the crucial leaders’ debates Tuesday and Wednesday, the question will be not how close the Liberals can come to the Tories, but how large Mr. Harper’s majority will be, says a leading political scientist.

To View the rest of this article, please choose one of the following

If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to The Hill Times

Subscribe to the print and electronic editions and get instant access to The Hill Times online.


Sign Up for a free trial

For access to the website.



back to article Controversies not sticking to Conservatives, PM Harper 'like Teflon,' says prof
Editor’s Note: Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of The Hill Times. Personal attacks, name-calling, offensive language, and unsubstantiated allegations are not allowed.
For more information on our commenting policies, please see our Community Discussion Rules page. If you see a typo or error in a story, report it to us here news@hilltimes.com.

Controversies not sticking to Conservatives, PM Harper 'like Teflon,' says prof

'If you don’t see a movement in the polls by week’s end, we’re not debating whether the Liberals can win, they can’t win. The only discussion we’ll have is how big the Conservative majority will be,' says U of T professor Nelson Wiseman.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Wait and see: A draft of Auditor General Sheila Fraser's report on G8/G20 spending was leaked Monday. Ms. Fraser says she will not release the full and final report until Parliament is sitting again.

PARLIAMENT HILL – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party have been like “Teflon” in the federal election campaign and, unless the opposition can make something stick after the crucial leaders’ debates Tuesday and Wednesday, the question will be not how close the Liberals can come to the Tories, but how large Mr. Harper’s majority will be, says a leading political scientist.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE