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Stories by Tim Powers

First ministers’ meetings have gone from Kumbaya to Welcome to the Jungle

Opinion|By Tim Powers
The political theatre they generate can work in the PM’s favour. But as a tool to achieve tangible results for Canadians, they are as useful as Stéphane Dion’s leadership of the Liberal Party.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The Alberta premier can’t transform herself into a Jason Kenney clone, but the Angry Albertan fist pumper is more appealing to voters.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Kevin O’Leary’s shock-jock style of commentary, coupled with his poor political judgment, could present Andrew Scheer with some problems.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
There’s an opportunity for Canadian sport leadership to use Calgary's rejection of the 2026 bid to push the IOC to change the nature and cost of the games.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
If you know a politician, you know one of the hardest things they can do is let go of the game. There is always a next election; except this time there shouldn’t be for Hillary.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
She’s sending a clear message that she believes her appointment as governor general in 1999 was a lifetime sinecure.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
In the past, this has proven to be fundraising gold for the Tories and further fuel for the base.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Sen. Mike Duffy was acquitted, but the Harper government took a hit, having an unpleasant picture of its operating culture put on display just before an election. The Liberals now await a similar fate.
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Opinion|By Tim Powers
There’s no strong pool of voters creating the opportunity to wedge against the prevailing acceptance that legal weed is here to stay. Even most Conservative voters support or can accept it.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Canadians aren’t in rapture over the notion we must immediately and forcefully address a warming planet, so it’s hard to imagine our politicians would be either.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Trudeau is now a little less vulnerable to the opposition argument that he is a poor economic manager. But he won’t have time to rest on his laurels, as many businesses gear up for a fight against Bill C-69.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Nearly 25 years ago, I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. It sounded like a lifetime sentence of misery, but it propelled me on a journey that has led to much awakening.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Let’s take lessons from the weekend tornados to harness a more co-operative public service model without the need for debris to be flying around and emergency alerts bellowing from smart phones.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
A Liberal MP leaving a Liberal government to join the Conservative opposition helps dampen the flames of an apparent Tory implosion after Maxime Bernier’s exit.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s opponents won’t be weak forever; in fact, he could risk accelerating their rebirth if he comes across as the guy who must win every fight.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The buck stops with the PM on NAFTA and Trans Mountain, but fewer bucks will be flowing in the country unless some of this gets unstuck.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Instead, a small-minded resolution that would end birthright citizenship seems unnecessarily malicious in a country with declining birthrates and an economic need for immigrants.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The Conservative Party leader needs to emerge from the gathering as the undisputed party chieftain, projecting a sense of confidence and possessing a sensible battle plan for victory.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Maxime Bernier has been around the Canadian political game long enough to know that spawning a debate about ‘diversity’ is going to be a big kick in the groin to Andrew Scheer.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Party leader Jagmeet Singh needs to turn the page on this story before it gets printed because he can't be further written off for dead.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The Ontario premier likely welcomes the spectacle of politicians droning on about legal challenges, consultations, and this all being an affront to democracy. He will spin that as elites looking out for themselves.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
He is winning fans in all spheres across Ottawa. If he is an uber partisan and small minded, it isn’t obvious.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Ontario Premier Doug Ford can’t please everyone. A good program should create an environment for students where asking questions and searching for information from a trusted, knowledgeable source is possible.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The Trudeau team needs to do some work on itself before it goes back to the people to seek their confidence.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Dig out from under the bullshit and bravado and help those who are struggling by being open about mental health.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Singh should spend the summer shaking off negative fatalism, Scheer must delicately manage kissing up to Quebec, and Trudeau channelling Harper may be a good thing.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Any political party is better with diverse voices in it. Some tension around policy is needed, particularly when you are in opposition, so ideas can be debated before they become platform planks.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
He used his perceived assets to narrowcast to what the audience wanted to hear, especially on pocketbook issues.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The right and bold thing for Wynne to have done would have been to vacate her leadership long before this election.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Tories shouldn’t be popping champagne corks yet, but the fact they’re still bringing in bucks, at a decent spot in the polls, and not carving themselves up, is proof of Scheer’s steady hand.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Only the NDP can appeal to voters who want change and those afraid of Doug Ford at the same time.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
With caucus-conduct controversies and concerns about his chances in the next election, it’s not a great time to be the NDP leader.

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