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As we move closer to election day, beware the backups

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director OK, can we talk about backups? Everyone’s got them: your backup vacation home checker, in case your first choice has a record of drowning house plants. Your backup babysitter when brother-in-law wants a night off.

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Conservatives are surging provincially. Can Andrew Scheer win their biggest battle?

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Notwithstanding a stumble on the Rock Thursday night, Canadian Conservatives have wracked up a year’s worth of election victories in Ontario, Alberta, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, showing an appetite, and aptitude, for winning.

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Here’s why Elizabeth May’s Green Party is drawing so much voter attention

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Among the whoppers politicians tell is that they don’t pay attention to polls. That’s baloney. With fewer than six months until an expected federal vote, they’re poring over every dataset they can find. The numbers

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Kenney promised Albertans a lot. How long will they give him to deliver?

The votes have been counted, the campaign pickup truck has driven its victory lap, and now it’s time for Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party to get to work. The premier-designate has promised a lot. How patient will Albertans

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Carefully choreographed Liberal budget crowded out by the SNC-Lavalin affair

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Two weeks ago, I gamely speculated that Justin Trudeau’s government had an opening to reset the political narrative with a well-choreographed budget that made all the right moves for centre-left voters. Boy, was I wrong: The Liberals

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Jobs, jobs, jobs – how the Liberals are reframing the SNC-Lavalin affair

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s so-called statement of contrition Thursday wasn’t about being contrite, but about doubling down on a grand gamble to reframe the conversation about the SNC-Lavalin scandal, and perhaps, the ultimate ballot question

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