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Robert Asselin

Directeur associé de l’École supérieure d’affaires publiques et internationales de l’Université d’Ottawa


A Unilingual Foreign Affairs Minister Is a National Embarrassment

By appointing a unilingual Foreign Affairs Minister, Rob Nicholson, Prime Minister Harper fails to understand his role to protect this precious heritage. He also handicaps heavily our country's ability to take advantage of our linguistic duality on the world stage. In 2015, it is totally unacceptable.
02/10/2015 01:12 EST

The Senate Scandal Is All Downhill For Mr. Harper

After another week of appalling new revelations, exacerbating contradictions and failed attempts to make the issue go away, everybody is now speculating about the Prime Minister's next move in his management of the senate scandal crisis as he prepares to deliver an important keynote speech to Conservative party faithful tonight in Calgary. At this point, his options are not numerous, and come with daunting political consequences.
11/01/2013 05:20 EDT

The Real Scandal in the Senate Is Harper's Behaviour

Really, the PMO scandal shouldn't surprise anyone. It is a living incarnation of this government's modus operandi. But this time, they got caught. And they are trying to spin the most ridiculous lines to get out of it without showing any sign of contrition and accountability. At the end of the day, it comes down to this. There is one man who must be accountable for all this and we all know who it is. Stephen Harper's character is the real story here. It always has been. And it will always be.
05/23/2013 12:18 EDT