Appealing to ‘the base’ may be a recipe for electoral failure
By Andrew CaddellDec. 5, 2018
Ignoring the brokerage formula is a risk, even in our atomized, Trumpian, internet-dominated political landscape.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s decision to cut funding for some of the province’s planned French-language services is reminiscent of the Stephen Harper Conservative’s cuts to arts funding—both played well with their base but had larger political ramifications, says Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
“It’s all about the base.”
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The prime minister said construction on the pipeline is scheduled to begin this summer. He was less clear about whether more pipelines will be needed, or how the government will recover the cost of the Trans Mountain.
The House of Commons International Trade Committee will have a pre-study on June 18 to hear from between 12 and 15 witnesses in preparation for the possibility that the committee will review Bill C-100 in the summer.
The risk for Andrew Scheer is that the Liberals will try to connect Doug Ford to Andrew Scheer and then try to connect that to hidden agenda, that’s not flattering to Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives,’ says Nik Nanos.