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The Strategists

Jan 31, 2022

Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter talk about the convoy that has set up shop in Ottawa. How well is everybody handling this volatile situation? Where do we go from here? And have you remembered to book your flight to Abbotsford? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.


Jan 24, 2022

Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter use the situation with Alberta's Minister of Justice calling the Edmonton Chief of Police about a ticket to dive deep into the art of political issues management. What is a political staffer supposed to do when they see an ethical lapse? How do political offices "manage" issues? And who...


Jan 17, 2022

Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter talk about Erin O'Toole threatening the end of fossil fuels and political responses to the omicron variant. How can leaders navigate the evolving pandemic politics? Is Erin O'Toole secure in his leadership? And whatever happened to Blockbuster Video anyway? Zain Velji, as always, picks the...


Jan 14, 2022

Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter talk about leadership campaign debts and taxes on the unvaccinated. Will Peter McKay ever pay off the $500,000 he owes for his leadership campaign? Is the proposed "unvaxxed tax" good policy or good politics? And is our Stephen Carter even in the top one hundred Stephen Carters in the...


Jan 2, 2022

Surround yourself with the smell of wood and break out the fondue because it's time again for The Strategists to unpack the year that was in their annual Holiday Spectacular. Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter grade performances, give advice and write political obituaries in this regular-length special. The listening...