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Ken Polk

Ken Polk is a public affairs counsellor with Compass Rose. He has served as a speechwriter and legislative assistant to former prime minister Jean Chrétien and as director general of communications for Health Canada.

Opinion | BY KEN POLK | February 20, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals were elected in 2015 on a wave of his star power and a promise of real change, luring progressive voters away from the NDP. But listening to them in recent weeks, you have to wonder if they've lost their progressive touch, writes Ken Polk. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN POLK | February 20, 2023
Opinion | BY KEN POLK | February 20, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals were elected in 2015 on a wave of his star power and a promise of real change, luring progressive voters away from the NDP. But listening to them in recent weeks, you have to wonder if they've lost their progressive touch, writes Ken Polk. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN POLK | October 4, 2021
As it turned out, Justin Trudeau, right, may have thought the time was right to get a majority while the getting was good. But with Erin O’Toole looking like a possible election winner in the first weeks of the campaign, Trudeau drove a wedge into the Conservative Party centrist strategy by attacking its platform pledge to repeal the Liberal ban on military-style assault weapons—a loser among suburban voters, writes Ken Polk. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY KEN POLK | October 4, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN POLK | October 4, 2021
As it turned out, Justin Trudeau, right, may have thought the time was right to get a majority while the getting was good. But with Erin O’Toole looking like a possible election winner in the first weeks of the campaign, Trudeau drove a wedge into the Conservative Party centrist strategy by attacking its platform pledge to repeal the Liberal ban on military-style assault weapons—a loser among suburban voters, writes Ken Polk. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY KEN POLK | July 26, 2021
That's the ticket: Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, pictured on the Hill on Oct. 28, 2020, will be vying to prevent the governing Liberals from recouping a majority, if an election is called this year. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN POLK | July 26, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN POLK | July 26, 2021
That's the ticket: Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, pictured on the Hill on Oct. 28, 2020, will be vying to prevent the governing Liberals from recouping a majority, if an election is called this year. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade