Tories’ NDP fixation led to election defeat

The lesson the Tories should heed: Take all of your rivals seriously, and don’t play favourites

Tories’ NDP fixation led to election defeat//  ndp [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/tories-ndp-fixation-led-to-election-defeat/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on the NDP and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/2015-election/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]the 2015 election[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] TORONTO, Ont. Feb. 16, 2016/ Troy Media/ - After an election campaign has ended, it is interesting to see how reporters, columnists, strategists and others interpret…

2015 list of political winners and losers in Canadian politics

A legacy of guts, stupidity, craft and disappointment

2015 list of political winners and losers in Canadian politics//  canadian politics  canadian politics [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2015/12/2015-list-of-political-winners-and-losers-in-canadian-politics/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/federal/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Canadian politics[/popup]  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] TORONTO, Ont. Dec. 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Creating lists of the year’s political winners and losers is usually pretty obvious: the winners of elections are geniuses…

A sober second look at the federal election

In terms of popular vote share and per cent of seats won, the Liberal win was identical to the Conservative victory in 2011

A sober second look at the federal electionDownload this column on the election for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE                                            Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, Ont. Nov 11, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Now that the dust has…

Youth vote gave boot to Stephen Harper

The reign of the wicked warlock of the west has come to an Oz-like end

Youth vote gave boot to Stephen HarperDownload this column Stephen Harper for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, B.C. Nov 1, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Looking back now, it really did end on Monday night, Oct. 19. As soon as Stephen Harper walked off the stage at the Calgary Convention Centre, it was…

2015 election came down to the politics of resentment

Fear and loathing of Harper trumped fear of leaving the country hostage to profound inexperience

2015 election came down to the politics of resentmentDownload this column on the politics of resentment for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY OUT CALGARY, AB Oct 30, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Last week, several colleagues at the University undertook a post mortem of the federal election. Two of our recent PhD graduates,…

Final election speeches from the leaders reveal the men within

Mulcair's was grandfatherly, Harper's tragic and and Trudeau's hopeful

Final election speeches from the leaders reveal the men withinDownload this column on the election for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Join Us Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, B.C. Oct 25, 2015/ Troy Media/ – At the end of a long day of election returns, we heard a trio of speeches from the leaders of the three major parties. They were, in turns, grandfatherly,…

This time, the West will see a much different Trudeau

The West faces a new political reality, one that fundamentally shifts the way in which western provinces relate to Ottawa

This time, the West will see a much different TrudeauDownload this column on Justin Trudeau for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Oct. 21, 2015/ Troy Media/ – To paraphrase a prime minister on the night of his unexpected election victory in 1980, welcome to the 20-teens. The West woke up yesterday morning to find…

Stephen Harper’s exit

Harper joins the long list of Canadian politicians who stayed too long and pushed their luck too far

Stephen Harper’s exitDownload this column on Stephen Harper for your publication or website. FREE TRIAL for subscribers. Join Us TORONTO, ON Oct 20, 2015/ Troy Media/ - When we left the country to go travelling at the end of September, I expected the Conservatives to win a slim minority and defer parliament’s reconvening to early January, at…

Stephen Harper a rare Canadian statesman

Harper is only the 4th statesman to appear in Canadian history in the last century and a half

Stephen Harper a rare Canadian statesmanDownload this column on Stephen Harper for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Join Us CALGARY OUT CALGARY, AB Oct 18, 2015/ Troy Media/ - “The first study of a statesman,” Edmund Burke observed, “must be the temper of the people,” what Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls “the fundamental values and understanding of Canadians.”…

Conservatives’ campaign strategy has not played as well as they hoped

'Hail Mary’ antics don’t win elections

Conservatives’ campaign strategy has not played as well as they hopedDownload this column on the Conservatives' campaign strategy for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Oct. 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ – After weeks of stagnation, the final days of this marathon election campaign are telling the tale of three parties – and it is a vastly…
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