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How to embrace a problem: Conservatives can use bad polls to fundraise

If a problem can’t be avoided, sometimes it should be embraced. To see what I mean just consider the Conservative Party of Canada and its ‘poll problem,’ which can be defined thusly: ‘Almost every public domain poll that’s come out over the past year or so, has the Conservatives trailing the Justin Trudeau-led Liberals.’

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, in other words, can and say something like: ‘Hey, donors, look at the numbers. Don’t underestimate this Trudeau guy; he could actually beat us. That’s why we must come together; that’s why we must make our party strong; that’s why you must give us lots of money!’ The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

 

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How to embrace a problem: Conservatives can use bad polls to fundraise

If a problem can’t be avoided, sometimes it should be embraced. To see what I mean just consider the Conservative Party of Canada and its ‘poll problem,’ which can be defined thusly: ‘Almost every public domain poll that’s come out over the past year or so, has the Conservatives trailing the Justin Trudeau-led Liberals.’

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, in other words, can and say something like: ‘Hey, donors, look at the numbers. Don’t underestimate this Trudeau guy; he could actually beat us. That’s why we must come together; that’s why we must make our party strong; that’s why you must give us lots of money!’ The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, March 30, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Women of Parliament flock to Women for Nature Hill reception March 30, 2015

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Executive Director of Nature Canada, Eleanor Fast giving opening remarks to the full room in 256-S Centre Block, on Tuesday, March 24.
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Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Laureen Harper sharing hiking tales. The two were honoured as the newest members of Women for Nature at the event.
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Liberal MP and Women for Nature member Carolyn Bennett spoke about Canadian's connection to the land and the role First Nations play in nature conservation.
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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May told attendees she was so impressed by Ms. Ambrose and Ms. Harper's hiking adventures that she'd be willing to cut ice from glaciers to make a mean martini if that meant she got to join them.
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Earnscliffe's Velma McColl, Conservative MPs Nina Grewal and Joy Smith, and Rona Ambrose's husband Bruce.
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CBC environment reporter Margo McDiarmid chatting with Ms. Harper.
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TransCanada's VP of Community and Sustainability, Andrea Jalbert.
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Sustainable Forestry Initiative's Andrew de Vries.
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Photographer Michelle Valberg, Greenbridge's Patrick Dion, and 99.7 FM radio host and photographer Sandy Sharkey.
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Laureen Harper and Apollo the hawk. Ms. Harper had on her hiking boots for the occasion.
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Women for Nature Carolyn Chisholm and Sandra Schwartz.
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iPolitics' Elizabeth Thompson and The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello.
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Liberal staffers Vanessa Hage, Kate Van Gerven, Laura LeBel, Elanore Catencero, and Alex Howell.
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Laureen Harper, Eleanor Fast, and Rona Ambrose having a laugh.

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