With all these dark crises looming in the background, Canadians will be looking for hope. All politicians have to do is provide it.
We want our stories loaded with excitement, we want them to trigger our emotions, we want villains to boo, heroes to cheer, we want plots jam-packed with twists and turns. In real life too.
If donors get the sense that their lack of donations is disappointing people, it might trigger their donation impulse, since people inherently want to be seen as doing their 'fair share.'
So, what can the opposition leaders do to alter the strategic situation and thus help their election chances? The answer is, they have to somehow make Justin Trudeau seem less likeable. That won’t be easy, but it’s doable. In the meantime, Trudeau will continue to relentlessly push his clean-shaven charm offensive.
The NDP can afford to do some polling, and if those polls are carefully crafted and properly interpreted, the party can still manage to piece together a communication strategy that resonates with voters.
While gagging unions might make things simpler for Doug Ford, it also makes it harder to safeguard democracy
One of the odd things about politics is how quickly ideological allies can turn into enemies.
The profession of political consultancy has become totally globalized. And why not? The principles of political persuasion are universal.