Elections Operation Centre 2015

Category: Week In Review


Trending On Our Slack: Week 25

By Katie Shapiro · June 24, 2016 Another week, another peak into what goes on in our #nwr Slack channel (truly, a lot of it are GIFs. We can’t help ourselves.). This week we welcomed Rory to our team, we contemplated the meaning of Brexit, and we had our staff retreat, among other things. Here’s what made the highlight reel: Happy National […]

Trending on our Slack: Week 23 – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By Katie Shapiro · June 11, 2016 Every week there are so many news stories, so many new favourite songs, and so many GIFs that are shared amongst the team that it can sometimes be hard to narrow down the ones to highlight in these very-official-and-very-important roundups. But, with a little inspiration, the Slack roundup choices were clear. The Good We welcomed […]

Trending On Our Slack: Week 21

By Katie Shapiro · May 27, 2016 It’s been a busy week at the office, but amidst the regular work hustle there have been a few highlights. It’s nice to take a moment at the end of the week to take stock of the fun before everything starts to blur together. So, forgive us for this slightly inward-looking edition of “Trending On Our Slack”, […]

Trending On Our Slack

By Katie Shapiro · May 6, 2016 Another week, another roundup of what happened in our Slack #nwr channel (that’s “not work related” for those of you who weren’t here last week)! 1. Fort McMurray We’d be remiss to sum up this week without including the terrible fire that’s been raging in Fort McMurray and on everyone’s mind. The Canadian government is […]

Liberals on top, niqabs and the TPP

By Ian Capstick · October 9, 2015 The election is nearly over. We’ll have a better idea of what to expect on election night after additional rounds of larger-scale public opinion polling launch 72 hours after Thanksgiving Day.

September 4: This Week and Next

By Ian Capstick · September 4, 2015 Economics dominated the headlines and Canadians got a good lesson in “recession politics.” Canada was in a “technical recession” (GDP numbers reflect first two quarters of 2015, past tense is “technically” most accurate). Employment numbers are strong and the .01% contraction is tiny. If we weren’t in the midst of The Longest Campaign Ever™, this […]

Week 3: This Week on the Trail

By Ian Capstick · August 28, 2015 The Duffy trial wound down this week, leaving Canadians with a major takeaway: the levers of power in Harper’s PMO were controlled more tightly than anyone on the outside could have imagined. Women’s issues were in focus briefly this week as the NDP suffered the brunt of an online barrage of criticism for skipping the […]

Week 2: This Week on the Trail

By Ian Capstick · August 21, 2015 Wright and Wrong This week won’t be remembered for what happened on the campaign trail but for the courtroom drama in Ottawa. Nigel Wright’s highly anticipated testimony dominated political coverage early this week and the equally interesting revelations of former PMO lawyer Benjamin Perrin capped off the week at the Duffy trail. The revelations? The […]

Week 1: This Week on the Trail

By Ian Capstick · August 14, 2015 Week two of the campaign will be remembered for what happened off trail as the Duffy Trial resumed with a star witness: the one and only Nigel Wright, super-starconsigliere to the Prime Minister. Wright made for a sympathetic and friendly witness for both the prosecution anddefence, a near impossible feat considering the lengths Wright went to cover up the Duffy […]
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