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The Federal Election and the Municipal Agenda

The Federal Election and the Municipal Agenda

For all federal political parties, the road to electoral success runs through the urban and suburban neighbourhoods of Canada’s nine largest metropolises. In these ridings, close multi-party election races are common and small swings in voter preferences can be decisive. The parties know that weakly-aligned voters in… Continue Reading The Federal Election and the Municipal Agenda

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Election 44 Liberal Platform Launch: Highlights and Analysis

Election 44 Liberal Platform Launch: Highlights and Analysis

With the election evolving from a Liberal lead to a slight Conservative Party advantage, Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party released their election platform “Forward For Everyone” on Wednesday as the campaign heads into the stretch run. The Liberal pitch since the launch of the election has… Continue Reading Election 44 Liberal Platform Launch: Highlights and Analysis

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Election 44: The Beginning of All-Party Alignment on Climate Change in Canada?

Election 44: The Beginning of All-Party Alignment on Climate Change in Canada?

While no single issue is currently defining how Election #44 will be won or lost, as record heat waves roll across the country causing devastating forest fires, each party leader is fully aware that COVID-19 is not the only crisis on the minds of Canadians. Though the… Continue Reading Election 44: The Beginning of All-Party Alignment on Climate Change in Canada?

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Paths to Victory in the 2021 Federal Election

Paths to Victory in the 2021 Federal Election

Good morning!  After yesterday’s election kick-off, each major party will be fanning out across the country to start the first full week of campaigning. Ultimately, the central election question remains whether the Trudeau Liberals secure a majority government, or if a minority government remains in place. Every… Continue Reading Paths to Victory in the 2021 Federal Election

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State of Play: Canada’s 44th General Election Kicks-off

State of Play: Canada’s 44th General Election Kicks-off

Welcome to State of Play, StrategyCorp’s weekly analysis of the 2021 Federal Election. State of Play is designed to take you past the hourly campaign media frenzy and instead provide in-depth and substantive analysis of the issues, people, and parties that make up Canada’s 44th General Election.… Continue Reading State of Play: Canada’s 44th General Election Kicks-off

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Who’s in charge of government when an election is called?

Who's in charge of government when an election is called?

The Canadian Monarch must always have advisors. As a result, the Prime Minister and his or her Cabinet remain in office, able to react to global events or address domestic emergencies. But during an election the actions of Ministers are also confined by the “Caretaker Convention.” Caretaker… Continue Reading Who’s in charge of government when an election is called?

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Battle Lines Being Drawn – The Road to a Fall Federal Election?

Battle Lines Being Drawn – The Road to a Fall Federal Election?

June is often a tempestuous time in official Ottawa, as governments try to accomplish as much legislative progress as possible before a summer break that usually lasts until late September. June also means a last-minute push by Cabinet and Treasury Board to get important decisions made before… Continue Reading Battle Lines Being Drawn – The Road to a Fall Federal Election?

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Season 3 Finale of Intended Consequences – Paul Wells from Maclean’s

Season 3 Finale of Intended Consequences - Paul Wells from Maclean's

On our Season 3 finale, we’re joined by Paul Wells, Senior Political Writer at Maclean’s Magazine to chat everything Canadian politics. Paul discusses Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s performance throughout the pandemic and sets the stage for the (likely) upcoming election by detailing each party’s prospects and problems.… Continue Reading Season 3 Finale of Intended Consequences – Paul Wells from Maclean’s

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