2008 Elections

EXCERPT: The Longer I'm Prime Minister

Paul Wells | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada
Paul Wells

In 2004 voters barely had a clue who Stephen Harper was. So he appeared in those hilariously contrived ads in which he complained about the Liberals, offered some kind of solution, and then paused and added, slowly, "My name is Stephen Harper." Viewers came away wondering about his speaking style but pretty sure, whoever this guy was, his name must be Stephen Harper.

Compromise Is Not in the Republican Dictionary

Gavin Magrath | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada
Gavin Magrath

Much of the focus of the pundit class in America in these post-election days is on the need to overcome the divide between the sides and achieve compromise for the good of America. Let us hope the President is under no such delusions.

Increasing Youth Voter Turnout: Easier Said Than Done

Ilona Dougherty | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Ilona Dougherty

We need put aside current quick-fix approaches to youth voter mobilization that have limited effectiveness; be it vote mobs (sorry, Rick Mercer) or reaching out to just students -- and ensure that we're focusing on the more difficult to implement strategies that will actually lead to getting youth to the polls in the long run.