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Ian Capstick

Managing Partner at MediaStyle

Ian Capstick is the Managing Partner of MediaStyle, a full-service public relations agency in Ottawa. Ian has 20 years of professional political and communications experience and has worked for Cabinet ministers and opposition members in the House of Commons, including some of Canada’s most colourful and influential political minds from both the New Democrats and Liberals.

Ian was recognized by the Ottawa Business Journal as Forty Under 40 recipient in 2015.

He is a regular on CBC News Channel’s Power & Politics and is a go-to source for comment on the changing world of communications. His opinion work has been published in the Ottawa Citizen, The Globe and Mail and PostMedia newspapers across Canada.
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Election Polls Don't Tell the Whole Story

The 2015 federal election is awash with so-called information: left, right and centre. Partisans can find a poll to match almost any desired electoral outcome. This election is being defined by national trendlines. It's not healthy for democracy. The number of minutes wasted and columns spilled in earnest of polling results that are literally worth as much as the media paid for them: nothing.
10/14/2015 08:26 EDT
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How Do the Leaders Rate Post-Munk Debate?

Each of the leaders would present a different face of Canada to the world. Mulcair clearly demonstrated a new NDP approach to the realm of foreign affairs for Canada. Trudeau worked hard to dig into his opponents, but didn't present himself as a possible world leader. Stephen Harper managed to stay out of any major trouble and reinforced his image as a "tough on terror" PM.
09/30/2015 05:34 EDT