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Analysis: Liberals shouldn’t be comparing Pierre Poilievre to Trump

By Shachi Kurl, President Jan. 19, 2024 – As Republicans endure a frigid mid-winter primary process, the result is all but settled. Barring a stunning turn of events, the presidential election in 2024 will feature a repeat of the 2020

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Analysis: Poetry in motion? Canadian politics in 2023 deserves a few verses

By Shachi Kurl, President Dec. 22, 2023 – Dear readers, at the end of a long year, here’s my gift to you: pure doggerel. Enjoy (or not): ‘Twas the night before Christmas and far from the Hill, Canadians braced for

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Analysis: Exhausted and frustrated by 2023, Canadians hope for better in 2024

By Shachi Kurl, President Jan. 5, 2024 – The thing about a “new year” is that it’s never really new at all. Oh sure, we may sing the songs, change over the calendars (yes, I still use the paper ones

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Analysis: If Liberals have any hope of winning carbon tax battle, they have to help Canadians understand what it actually costs

By Dave Korzinski, Research Director Nov. 28, 2023 – One thing is certain about the carbon tax discourse in this country, the “pro” side is losing the battle. Recent data from the Angus Reid Institute finds overall support for the

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Analysis: As a potential prime minister, Pierre Poilievre needs to choose his words much more carefully

By Shachi Kurl, President Nov. 24, 2023 – In politics, it is never too early or too late for a winning team to blow its lead. Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre appears to have decided that now is the time to

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Can Trudeau and the Liberals get their mojo back?

By Shachi Kurl, President Nov. 10, 2023 – In eight years on the job, Justin Trudeau has confronted a lot of crises he didn’t create. It’s not an overstatement to say he’s been a prime minister more assailed and beleaguered

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