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Making CSIS ‘smarter’ at counter-terrorism easier said than done

By Phil Gurski      

Don't let perfect be the enemy of the very good when it comes to Canadian counter terrorism.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, pictured on May 16, 2019 while announcing the expansion of the Security Infrastructure Program to guard against hate-motivated crimes. Mr. Goodale is the minister ultimately responsible for CSIS. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

They say that no matter what you do, you can always do it better; there is inevitably room for improvement. Then again, they also say that the perfect is the enemy of the very good; sometimes the search for the ultimate accomplishment comes at such a high cost, with respect to time and resources, that it is in fact counterproductive. Apparently,Voltaire came up with that advice, and he was a pretty smart guy!

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Digital ads the story of election 2019 budgets, say campaign vets

The NDP’s downsized leader’s tour could be a sign of things to come for future contests.

Campaigning ‘from the front’ will test Liberal strategists

News|By Abbas Rana
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is relying on the same senior strategists who helped him win a majority government in 2015. But it's a whole new ball game this time after four years in power.

Tried and tested team behind Conservative Party’s bid to return to government

Hamish Marshall is in charge as national campaign manager, supported by two deputy campaign managers: Dustin Van Vugt and Marc-André Leclerc.

Liberal election ad ‘head and shoulders’ above Tory, NDP offerings, says U.S. campaign guru

Justin Trudeau rides the bus as the Liberals contend with a ‘distance’ between high-flying Trudeau and average joes.

More parties, more polls, and voter ‘malaise’: tracking 2019 trickier, pollsters say

'People are waiting, they’re more and more strategic about their vote as well, so we feel like that last weekend is becoming extremely important,' says Léger’s Christian Bourque.

NDP defection gives Greens ‘boost’ in New Brunswick, but it’s still an ‘uphill battle’

The NDP needs to do a better job differentiating from the Greens, says interim NDP provincial leader Mackenzie Thomason. 'That is on us.'

‘They simply ran out the clock,’ says PSAC, as feds, union fail to reach deal before election

News|By Mike Lapointe
But a spokesperson for Treasury Board president Joyce Murray says the government continued to demonstrate its commitment to negotiating in good faith in last week’s talks with the union.

Trudeau triggers federal election call amid shadow of SNC-Lavalin affair

News|By Beatrice Paez
In seeking to contrast his party with the Conservatives, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaned on familiar attacks, invoking the spectre of the Harper government’s decade in office and the unpopular Ford government.

Parties take on phone bills, internet prices in election platforms

The Liberals and NDP have said price caps might be the answer, while Conservative MP Dan Albas said that would ‘knee cap’ investment.
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