August 22, 2014
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Have You Tried the Rob Ford Guide to Crisis Communications Yet?

Rob Ford THE CANADIAN PRESS

It's been more than a year since Ford was revealed to be a crack smoker but he has maintained his meaty grip on power, and is currently dominating the media coverage of Toronto's upcoming municipal election. To pull this off, Ford has redefined the art of crisis communications, demonstrating that you can survive scandal by simply avoiding the truth or drowning it out. Ford is not, of course, the first to use silence, denial and obfuscation to advance his own interests.

Wynne: PM's Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women Comments 'Outrageous'

Harper Wynne
CP

Video Possibly Related To Trudeau Break-In Released

Trudaeu Break In
Ottawa Police

THE PULSE
Liberal Fortunes Dipping? Not So Fast

Stephen Harper Justin Trudeau
CP

Olivia Chow Posts Heartbreaking Tweet

Olivia Chow Jack Layton
Facebook

Harper Tags Trudeau As An 'Elite'

Stephen Harper Laureen Harper
CP

Liberal Adviser Fires Back

The Governor General's Ice Bucket Challenge Just Warmed Our Hearts

David Johnston
YouTube

PM Sees Parallels Between Taliban, Islamist Militants In Iraq

Stephen Harper
CP

Fishing Town Sick Of Quebec, Wants To Join Newfoundland, Mayor Says

Blanc Sablon
Facebook

Stintz Quits Toronto Mayoral Race

Karen Stintz
CP

Toronto Councillor Presses For 'O Canada' Lyric Changes

Canada Flag

Stockwell Day Lands A New Job

Stockwell Day
AP

Canadian Forces Have Big Stockpiling Plans For The Arctic

Canada Arctic
ASSOCIATED PRESS

8-Year Pot Hunt Costs Mounties, Military Nearly $11.5 Million

Medical Marijuana Plant
David McNew via Getty Images

Premiers To Harper: More Money Please

Kathleen Wynne Philippe Couillard
CP

N.B. Grit Leader Hypocritical: Premier

Brian Gallant
CP

Foley's Death Part Of 'Disgusting' Terror Campaign: Harper

Stephen Harper James Foley
CP

Liberals Thinking Really, Really Big For 2015 Election

Trudeau
CP

Christy Clark's Bridesmaid Sues NDP MLA

Rob Fleming
gov.bc.ca/Facebook

'There Are Wounds'

Brian Mulroney Lucien Bouchard
CP

Religious Freedom Czar Calls Out China

Andrew Bennett
CP

Harper Rips 'Liberal Elites'

Stephen Harper
CP

Baird's Twitter Under Investigation

John Baird Twitter
MARKKU ULANDER via Getty Images

Halifax Man Accuses Air Canada Of Faith-Based Discrimination

Dan Lachance Air Canada
ASSOCIATED PRESS

NDP MP Quits Party Over Mulcair's Israel Stance

Sana Hassainia
CP

THE PULSE
Canadians Prefer Trudeau For Prime Minister, Poll Suggests

Harper Trudeau Letters
CP

Top Liberal Widens Lead Over Harper

Tory Minister: Trudeau Comments 'Blind Rage-Inducing'

Michelle Rempel
CP

Chow Campaign On Damage Control Over Racialized Remarks

Mayors Push Trudeau On Pledge To Help Fix Cities

Trudeau Traffic
CP

Harper Has Big Plans For The North

Stephen Harper North
CP

Canada's Top Civil Servant To Retire

Wayne Wouters
CP

Chief Warned About Running As A Liberal

Jody Wilsonraybould
CP

Trudeau's Liberals Bet Big On Alberta

Justin Trudeau
CP

Canadian Spies Improperly Handled Info On Citizens

Online Spying
scyther5 via Getty Images
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Ford Says OK To Drug, Alcohol Tests On One Condition

Rob Ford
CP

How N.B. Premier Aims To Win Voters Back

David Alward
CP

Nova Scotia MLA Makes Big Halal Hot Dog Blunder

Patricia Arab
Facebook

Senator Mulls Run For Toronto's Top Cop Job

Vern White Senate Expense Scandal

James Moore Makes His Pitch For Changes To Internal Trade

James Moore Library Archives

Turban-Wearing Sikhs Must Wear Helmets On Motorbikes: Wynne

Sikh Motorcycle
CP/The Globe and Mail

Trudeau: Harper's 'All Hat, No Cattle'

Justin Trudeau
CP

Half Of Canada's Badly Wounded Vets Not Getting Cheques: Watchdog

Guy Parent Julian Fantino
CP

Looser Pot Laws Still On Table: MacKay

Peter Mackay Pot
CP/Getty

Trudeau Gets RCMP Security Detail

Justin Trudeau
Althia Raj/HuffPost Canada

Tories Block 'Offensive' Bid To Review Charity Audits

Canada Revenue Agency
CP

Arctic Body Sues Feds Just As Harper Set To Tour North

Stephen Harper Arctic
CP

School Board Candidate Wants Creationism Taught In Science Class

Candace Maxymowich
Facebook

Trudeau Praises Alberta's 'Entrepreneurial Spirit'

Trudeau
Richard Lautens via Getty Images

TSB: Railway's Weak Safety Culture Contributed To Crash

Lac Megantic
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Feds Gave $10M To Conference Led By Ex-MacKay Staffer

Peter Mackay

N.B. Liberal Leader's $250M Promise

Brian Gallant
Facebook

Veteran Tory MP Won't Run Again

Rick Norlock
CP