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Bye bye, Brad Wall: Saskatchewan’s departing premier defied political gravity for years

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Bye bye, Brad. The people of Saskatchewan will miss you, but maybe not as much as they might have before. With Thursday’s announcement that he’s retiring from politics, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall ends a remarkable

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United Right: Who will be the UCP’s Stephen Harper?

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate With Alberta’s Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties formally joining forces to become the United Conservative Party, the conventional wisdom is that the days of Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP government are numbered. But a lot could

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Millennial Connection: Young Canadians continue to sustain PM’s approval

By Dave Korzinski, Research Associate Pundits and politicians have been saying it for well over a year now – “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Honeymoon is over”.     And while it may have appeared to have been the case at

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What are the top issues facing B.C.’s new government?

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate New governments rarely get the chance to decide what their first issue will be. When British Columbia Premier-designate John Horgan’s New Democratic Party minority government is sworn in on July 18, the first priority will

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Analysis: Which Canadian party has the biggest tent?

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate June 8, 2017 – There is a conventional wisdom in Canadian politics that the Liberal Party – flanked on both sides of the political spectrum by more ideological parties – is better able to “find the

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B.C.’s political union: Promises, a jilted suitor and four years of drama

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director May 30, 2017 – In the drama-filled world of B.C. political theatre, Monday’s news conference between NDP and Green Party leaders John Horgan and Andrew Weaver was akin to some sort of final rose ceremony: The happy

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