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Quito Maggi has worked for councillors, mayors, MLAs, MPPs and MPs across Canada over a career in politics and public policy spanning over 20 years. Quito is one of Canada’s most sought after campaign manager/strategists and has worked with candidates and political parties in Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. As President of Mainstreet Technologies, an emerging public opinion research and campaign services provider, he has advised hundreds of candidates across Canada on political and public policy matters.

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Online Polls: Good for Lifestyle Quizzes, Not for Politics

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 5:54 PM

I have been reading with great interest why online polling is misunderstood and unfairly maligned in response to the recent article, "A voters guide to political polling."

Both articles raise good points about the polling industry in Canada, and why it seems the majority of polls...

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Ford Nation Has Good Reason To Celebrate After Wednesday's Debate

(30) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 12:29 PM

I attended last night's infamous debate, and have been reading about it all day. I just finished reading this piece in the Citizen which makes excuses for John Tory's lacklustre performance at the debate.

Ms. Blatchford is right about one thing, the spotlight, both literally and figuratively was...

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What to Watch For in Doug Ford's First Mayoral Debate

(2) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 8:24 AM

Tomorrow is the first appearance at a debate of mayoral candidate Doug Ford, not to be confused with councillor Doug Ford, or Rob Ford's campaign manager Doug Ford. This is a whole new ballgame. By now, the other leading candidates have taken part in 9000 debates, I may be a...

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It's Becoming Clear That Rob Ford Will Win Again

(50) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 8:05 AM

I know this post won't be popular with most of my peers in the political world, or with the media in Toronto, but the sad fact is that if 2014 continues in the same direction it has started, Rob Ford will almost certainly win again.

I have been involved in...

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What Winnipeg Will Look Like in 2015

(5) Comments | Posted November 30, 2013 | 8:17 AM

On Monday voters went to the polls in two Manitoba ridings: Provencher and Brandon-Souris. Provencher is a riding that is largely rural. Its largest community is Steinbach, population: 13,000. Brandon-Souris meanwhile is home to Brandon, Manitoba's second largest city. Approximately 46,000 Brandonites live in the riding (not all of them...

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The Unsexy Truth About Diana Burke's Comments

(3) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 5:44 PM

Much has been written and said about the Liberal nomination race in Toronto-Centre, most of it negative and surrounding the intentions of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. As someone who has been involved in this process from the beginning, I think it's important that people know the truth.

There are...

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Why Justin Trudeau Has Already Won

(5) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 12:36 PM

The 2012/2013 Liberal Leadership has been a tremendous success both for Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada. Some media have dubbed it a "fiasco" or "colossal failure." Many pundits are calling it a coronation, a term I would argue isn't appropriate for the leader of Canada's third place...

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What Harper Needs to Do for Veterans

(7) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 10:44 AM

It's the never the wrong time to do the right thing

A few days ago I was on Sun News' Charles Adler show having been invited to appear to talk about Grant Humes' campaign to bring national attention to the plight of our Veterans.

As Grant's...

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