Why Scheer Won

Who is Andrew Scheer? That is what many Canadians are likely Googling today, after Scheer’s 0.95% margin of victory in yesterday’s Conservative Party leadership vote. And this was not the first time Scheer beat out fellow Conservative MPs in an election. There are many reasons why Scheer won, but what happened on June 2, 2011 is the key to it all. Continue reading

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The Best Bond

This week, we learned that Sir Roger Moore passed away at age 89. Roger Moore starred in seven Bond films, starting with 1973’s Live and Let Die, a hugely successful reboot of the Bond series following the departure of Sean Connery in the title role. By the time For Your Eyes Only hit screens in 1981, Moore was at the top of his game. And so was Bond. Continue reading

Tim Hudak’s First Chapter Closes

It wasn’t meant to last forever.

I’m pretty sure that’s what 27-year old Tim Hudak thought the night he was first elected as the MPP for Niagara South on June 8, 1995, barely beating the Liberal front-runner by 1,000 votes. Over twenty years later, he announced his resignation today. He has delivered over two decades of exemplary service to Ontarians, and deserves a fond place in Ontario’s history books. Continue reading

Why I Joined Horse Racing

As a public affairs executive, I’m fortunate to have had a diverse and exciting career, working in government and industry associations, on issues from property tax, mining development, air transport policy and rental housing legislation. Tomorrow is my first day on the job in what will be my most exciting venture yet, as Director of Policy for Ontario Racing, on behalf of the horse racing industry. Continue reading