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The Strategists

May 31, 2021

Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter talk about the exhumation of the bodies of 215 Indigenous children in Kamloops, BC. Why was this news - so expected in some circles - so shocking? How do governments respond? And whereto from here? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.


May 28, 2021

Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter talk about Alberta's light-speed reopening, the politic risks and the political opportunities. Does this give Jason Kenney a chance to "win" Covid-19? How should the opposition NDP respond? And why did we save all the Amos stuff for after the credits? Zain Velji, as always, picks the...


May 24, 2021

Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter are subjected to a conversation on Trudeau's Governor General pick before turning to the 99% non-confidence vote teachers gave in Alberta's Minister of Education and getting into a fiery debate on the use of international consultants. Is there something wrong with hiring outside political...


May 21, 2021

Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter talk about Avi Lewis, Ontario's reopening and Quebec's unilateral constitutional gambit. What will it mean to federal politics if Quebec just declares itself a nation, constitutionally? Is tying Covid reopening to vaccines a good idea? And when's the last time you saw a "Honk if...


May 17, 2021

Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter are subjected to the return of grab-bag favourite "Fine, Fabulous or F**ked" before some serious talk about the domestic political ramifications of the situation in Gaza. Are Canadian attitudes towards Israel and Palestine shifting? Was "One Dose Summer" a communications self-own? And how...