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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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Friday, May 29, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

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The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
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Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, President of the SOCAN Board of Directors Stan Meissner, and SOCAN Chief Quebec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, pictured May 12 at the event.
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Conservative MP Gord Brown, chair of the House Canadian Heritage Committee.
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NDP MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Pierre Nantel take a selfie during the concert.
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Canadian performing artist Sarah Slean.
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DFATD Director General Marcel Lebleu, Environics Communications' Louis-Charles Roy, Alex Nevsky, and ESDC's Philippe Bernier-Arcand.
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Back Row: Stéphane Dion, Sarah Slean, Mr. Brown, Eric Baptiste, Pierre Nantel, Stan Meissner, James Cowan. Front Row: Marc Ouellette, Geneviève Côté, Alex Nevsky, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Gabriel Gratton.
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Gabriel Gratton, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Alex Nevsky performing.
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Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, SOCAN's Geneviève Côté, and Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
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Sarah Slean and NDP MP Tyrone Benskin.
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Conservative MP Terrence Young, SOCAN's Stan Meissner, and Eric Baptiste.
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Tom Mulcair's current, and former chiefs of staff Alain Gaul and Raoul Gébert, with SOCAN's Eric Baptiste.
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Sen. Cowan, Sarah Slean, and Stan Meissner.
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Environics Communications' Alex Bushell, with NDP MPs Carol Hughes and Djaouida Sellah.
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Alex Nevsky and Environics Communications' Greg MacEachern.

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