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Tories need ‘exciting, innovative’ priorities for next election to blunt opposition attacks: Carson

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Free advice: Bruce Carson, a former senior adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, says Mr. Harper has it over the other leaders because he’s a proven commodity.

To blunt the opposition political parties’ expected narrative in the next federal election that the Stephen Harper government is “tired,”  “out of steam,” and “arrogant,” the Conservatives must come up with an “exciting, innovative” election platform, says Bruce Carson, a former top adviser to the Prime Minister who recently released his book, 14 Days: Making the Conservative Movement in Canada. The next federal election could happen as early as next spring after the budget. 

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Tories need ‘exciting, innovative’ priorities for next election to blunt opposition attacks: Carson

The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Free advice: Bruce Carson, a former senior adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, says Mr. Harper has it over the other leaders because he’s a proven commodity.

To blunt the opposition political parties’ expected narrative in the next federal election that the Stephen Harper government is “tired,”  “out of steam,” and “arrogant,” the Conservatives must come up with an “exciting, innovative” election platform, says Bruce Carson, a former top adviser to the Prime Minister who recently released his book, 14 Days: Making the Conservative Movement in Canada. The next federal election could happen as early as next spring after the budget. 

  

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Wednesday, September 17, 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.
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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.

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