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Paul G. Thomas

Interim party leaders are not just caretakers

Opinion | BY PAUL G. THOMAS | February 14, 2022
Conservative MP Candice Bergen, pictured Feb. 2, 2022, on the Hill. Her primary task is to begin to heal the divisions over leadership and/or ideology that have handicapped the CPC party in recent decades. This will be a big challenge for someone who clearly leans to the right. Keeping more moderate MPs in the CPC caucus content, especially during a year-long leadership contest that will likely amplify divisions, will take all her interpersonal and negotiating skills, writes Paul Thomas. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PAUL G. THOMAS | February 14, 2022
Opinion | BY PAUL G. THOMAS | February 14, 2022
Conservative MP Candice Bergen, pictured Feb. 2, 2022, on the Hill. Her primary task is to begin to heal the divisions over leadership and/or ideology that have handicapped the CPC party in recent decades. This will be a big challenge for someone who clearly leans to the right. Keeping more moderate MPs in the CPC caucus content, especially during a year-long leadership contest that will likely amplify divisions, will take all her interpersonal and negotiating skills, writes Paul Thomas. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PAUL G. THOMAS | March 25, 2020
Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay, along with Conservative MPsErin O'Toole and Marilyn Gladu, are all vying to replace outgoing leader Andrew Scheer. The Conservative leadership race began in January of this year, giving potential candidates just 10 weeks to meet the eligibility criteria. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PAUL G. THOMAS | March 25, 2020
Opinion | BY PAUL G. THOMAS | March 25, 2020
Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay, along with Conservative MPsErin O'Toole and Marilyn Gladu, are all vying to replace outgoing leader Andrew Scheer. The Conservative leadership race began in January of this year, giving potential candidates just 10 weeks to meet the eligibility criteria. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PAUL G. THOMAS | June 25, 2018
Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould pictured at a committee meeting to discuss Bill C-76, the government's electoral reform bill, before the House rose for the summer. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PAUL G. THOMAS | June 25, 2018
Opinion | BY PAUL G. THOMAS | June 25, 2018
Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould pictured at a committee meeting to discuss Bill C-76, the government's electoral reform bill, before the House rose for the summer. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PAUL G. THOMAS | April 16, 2018
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, centre, pictured with Liberal MP Ruby Sahota, Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc, and Liberal MPs David Graham, and Anita Vandenbeld. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY PAUL G. THOMAS | April 16, 2018
Opinion | BY PAUL G. THOMAS | April 16, 2018
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, centre, pictured with Liberal MP Ruby Sahota, Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc, and Liberal MPs David Graham, and Anita Vandenbeld. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY PAUL G. THOMAS | February 5, 2018
'One danger with consultants is their tendency to apply the same template regardless of which health system they are examining. Their reports tend to follow a similar format. They are dominated by the ascendant management ideas (so-called best practices) and laden with buzzwords,' writes Paul Thomas. File photograph
Opinion | BY PAUL G. THOMAS | February 5, 2018
Opinion | BY PAUL G. THOMAS | February 5, 2018
'One danger with consultants is their tendency to apply the same template regardless of which health system they are examining. Their reports tend to follow a similar format. They are dominated by the ascendant management ideas (so-called best practices) and laden with buzzwords,' writes Paul Thomas. File photograph