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Stories by Tim Powers

Take a look in the social media mirror before casting the first snowball

Opinion|By Tim Powers
So many of us share so much of our daily stories through social media, excoriating Doug Ford for doing the same seems a little much.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Frustrations are high. Motivational words have less meaning. Outcomes are sought as quickly as possible. The charge is moving to it being time to get on living with COVID in a more functional, less-debilitating manner.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The diplomatic boycotts of various nations are minor bruises which will dissipate long before the flame is lit at the opening ceremonies.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
As we rightly acknowledge the giant forward step Canada has taken by having our elected representative unanimously agree to ban conversion therapy, we can’t just close our eyes to the perseverance of Bernier and the PPC.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
That 'not this again' feeling is hard to shake off, given the one thing COVID-19 has been is unpredictable. Just when you think you have turned a corner, it finds a way to rain on the parade like some atmospheric river.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Is this Justin Trudeau’s last term as prime minister? Will the Liberals and NDP join forces? Do the Conservatives get a reprieve from their fratricide? Let’s get to it to find out how all this turns out.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The Conservatives could be writing their own 'decade of darkness' script by going down another rat hole, where nostalgia for what was clouds the reality of what is.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The Conservative caucus should stick to holding the current government to account. Leave the debate about vaccine efficacy to people who actually know what they are talking about.
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Opinion|By Tim Powers
Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Opposition Leader Erin O’Toole will want to watch how comments of former prime ministers impact the respective brands of the parties they lead.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The prime minister could be legacy minded when it comes to environmental policy with the appointment of Guilbeault.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Don’t let reality get in the way of some fun. Now that single sport betting is legal in Canada, perhaps you can make a few bucks off of this adventure.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
I still struggle to see the benefit for the Conservative Party to be anything but fully on board with mandatory vaccination policy as it relates to Members of Parliament and all public servants.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is an important time to look back so we can move forward with our eyes wide open.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
A number of dynamics are likely to play out that could see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau take a bow before we are back at the polls again, and sailing will not be smooth for Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Despite the Liberals' clear self-interested manoeuvre in calling the election, the Conservatives and the NDP haven’t right now got enough Canadians either excited about or comfortable with change.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
In my chats with the ‘normals’ over the weekend in a region that will still likely have Justin Trudeau’s back, the theme of why we need this election came to the fore often.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
For now, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has dulled internal political division in his party. He has Conservatives believing a win is possible.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Better to stick our head in the sand and marvel over how our universal care system designed decades ago is doing a great job for its citizens today. That is going to help, isn’t it?
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Such is the nature of modern campaigning—every movement is mass marketed. Originality be dammed. This pivotal moment brought to you by a focus group.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Let me share what I am hearing on the lines. Call it the rawest form of an election focus group.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The NDP's Jagmeet Singh is the one leader who is trying to position himself with the unenthused.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Carolyn Bennett should just tender her resignation from cabinet now. Saving a minister shouldn’t be the immediate priority now of Crown-Indigenous relations in Canada.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
August is a great time to get going if you are hoping your audience won’t be paying that much attention and will be enjoying a near-normal summer.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Harris and Easter have demonstrated throughout their careers you can play a long game in politics governed by decency, dignity, and commitment to service that isn’t just about you.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
After the horrific discovery in Kamloops, now is a time of listening. Political figures running out and decrying the threat of 'cancel culture' is an irresponsible tone-deaf manoeuvre in these circumstances.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
If you are a political communicator looking to break through to drive a message of hope and opportunism, getting bums in the seats at games like these ones is a golden goal.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Partisans on both sides lined up to defend or denounce O’Toole’s beer-up shot. Further reminder that we need this pandemic to end.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Harjit Sajjan has been the head of the department since Justin Trudeau first took office in 2015. For good, and now bad, he has been the face of the government when it comes to the Canadian military.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The government seems to be risk managing all other elements of its agenda and operations. So, after Parliament rises for the summer and Canadians hopefully get closer to normal, does it move to change cabinet?
Opinion|By Tim Powers
In this month of mental health awareness, I hope we can say that some steps were made to get us back to a healthier place.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
There will be lots of time to mete out political payback to Ford. For now though, we ought to be legitimately wanting him to up his game.  
Opinion|By Tim Powers
He may still yet lose some caucus support over it. But if the Conservatives want to win an election in the next decade, these are the sorts of decisions that need to be made.
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