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When the Media Advisor Needs Media Training

The most memorable quote out of Ottawa this year sprang not from the lips of a politician, but a top-level aide to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. It came in a lively and contentious interview that Conservative campaign spokesperson Kory Teneycke gave to Tom Clark of Global News. They were speaking...

Say It Ain’t So, Joe! The Unborn Child that Upended the Budget Message

There is no single project in a government’s year more important than a budget. Economists and policy-makers slave for months to craft the tax and spend measures, constantly adjusting for the unexpected—see this year’s plunging oil price.   Political operatives burn the midnight oil, sweating and massaging the details of...