Tough questions to come ahead of tomorrow’s debate.

By Ian Capstick · September 16, 2015

Ahead of tomorrow’s all important economic debate, the party leaders limit appearances as they prepare for the highly anticipated event. The NDP will be also busy here in Ottawa briefing the media on their platform’s cost. These events are make-or-break moments for political parties. Mulcair faces pressure from deficit-favouring labour economists and others in addition to the CPC and LPC making preemptive claims the NDP numbers don’t add up.

Early leaks from NDP HQ this AM suggest a cap on the increased corporate tax rate at 17.5% — two points lower than proposed last election.

Media continue to question the prime minister about his promise of additional announcements related to the refugee crisis. The media on the Harper tour are very coordinated about the four questions they are permitted to ask. You can expect them to continue to work together to continue to press on this issue.

In a hard hitting Q&A in Chatelaine magazine, Harper was asked about his reluctance to call an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). His response was baffling:

Kristina Onstad: “But you have said it isn’t ‘high on your radar’. Why isn’t it?”

Harper: “I haven’t said that at all.”

The problem for Harper? In an interview with Peter Mansbridge, Harper said: “It isn’t really high on our radar, to be honest, Peter.

That was 273 days ago.


Three more days

By admin · October 20, 2015 The Media Narrative The proverbial die has been cast. It’s now time for undecided voters to get their rubric on. At three days left, only the most earth-shattering news could change the fates of this election. We’ve seen campaigns in the past manifest last-minute revelations and scandal, but it doesn’t work. All left for the […]

Majority, eh?

By Ian Capstick · October 20, 2015 Pollsters, pundits and political watchers will be attempting to explain this majority for many weeks, if not years. My take: Trudeau won the election by campaigning harder and smarter.
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