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It wasn’t religion that sank Andrew Scheer in this election

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director One of the hardest things to do is stick your neck out in pursuit of public service and high office, thereby opening up your views, life, decisions, mistakes and vulnerabilities to public scrutiny. By contrast,

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For Trudeau and Scheer, the path to a majority only gets rockier

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director For the frontrunners, the month since the writs were drawn has been marked by mistakes, missed opportunities and – as advance voting begins – what must certainly be a growing unease. You have to wonder

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It’s tricky to campaign on a ‘balanced’ climate change agenda, even though that’s what Canadians want

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Justin Trudeau may get credit for his yoga skills, but I’ve spent the week mesmerized by Jagmeet Singh’s apparent position changes on the question of pipeline approval. He initially told CBC that as prime minister,

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Who benefits most from Trudeau’s self-damaging ways?

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Strategists have already opined that the “brownface” photos won’t be fatal to the Liberal campaign. Maybe they’re right – and maybe they’re not. It is as if some siren governed by Hades is calling the

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Some voters might not show up for this election – and that could hurt Trudeau most

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director There’s nothing like a bit of distance to gain a little perspective about the dynamics of this 43rd Canadian general election. I’ve been in the United Kingdom, the cradle of our parliamentary tradition, a place

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Could Health Care be on the Ballot Again?

Written by Shachi Kurl, Executive Director of the Angus Reid Institute Health care may be a revered Canadian value, but it has been more than 20 years since it’s had the potential to become an actual ballot issue in a

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