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Communication as Political Action

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 12:28PM

The industry of political communications used to exist primarily during election season, but in recent years both in Canada and the US, it has become increasingly professionalized and powerful between elections.

Filed in: Communications, Democracy, Politics
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A Little Competition is Great for Democracy

Monday, April 25, 2011 at 03:20PM

The last week of the federal election campaign promises to be an interesting one. The NDP’s surge in polls in Quebec has got all of the political parties in a tizzy. Now, I’m no pollster, but I’m a tad cynical about the accuracy of the dramatic changes in voter preferences we've seen in the past few days. And yet, it's undeniable that the NDP has momentum in this campaign...and that's just a little bit thrilling for anyone who wants change in Ottawa.

Filed in: Democracy, Politics
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Top 5 Stories of 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 03:44PM

Every year has its share of big stories. After what's been a big year for public relations and communications, here's my top five news stories – and issues management challenges, depending on how you look at them – for 2010.

Filed in: Public Relations, Communications Democracy, International, British Columbia, Canada,
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On Loyalty

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 05:23PM

In a few short weeks, the mainline political parties in BC (the BC Liberal Party and the BC New Democratic Party) have been turned on their ears. Old allegiances have gone by the wayside…

Filed in: Democracy Politics, British Columbia,
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