If you want to see a fine example of the political management of a potentially devastating scandal, take a close look at how Justin Trudeau and the Liberals handled the accusations against two caucus members.
One news conference stripped the New Democrats of a political issue they could have – and likely would have – . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Rodent Intercourse #nlpoli
A couple of the exceedingly small changes in the recent cabinet shuffle came out of the Bill 29 fiasco. Felix Collins went from the relatively low profile job of justice minister to the complete obscurity of intergovernmental affairs.
Everyone saw that.
And over in another corner, there was a switcheroo people didn’t notice quite as . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Darin King and the Tory Charm Offensive #nlpoli
When you are in a whole, the old political saying goes, you should stop digging.
That is wonderful advice. Many the politician could have saved himself political grief by following it.
The only problem with such good advice is that it is not as easy to take as it seems.
It’s hard to . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Nanny State 2: Yes, Kathy. You are in a hole. #nlpoli
Premier Kathy Dunderdale refused to meet with Burton Winters’ family to talk about the boy’s tragic death last winter.
The explanation offered by both the Winters family and the Premier herself is that the family wanted to talk about details of the search effort. As such, the Premier would not meet with the family. She . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Nanny State #nlpoli