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Stephen Carter was senior strategist to Naheed Nenshi and Alison Redford. Corey Hogan was senior strategist to a bunch of people who never reached notoriety. Today, both make their living providing strategic counsel. They're here to talk politics. Zain Velji sets the questions and keeps them in line.
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Dec 22, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about political parties that have made decisions that come back to haunt them. Did the Republican Party dig their own grave? Will Justin Trudeau's campaign promises ultimately bury him? And is Stephen Carter single handedly responsible for the demise of the Alberta PCs? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Dec 10, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the political phenomenon that is holding your ground in the face of contrary facts or public opposition. Have Premier Notley and Prime Minister Trudeau acted with willful disdain? Is Donald Trump the ghost of politics future? And is Brad Wall in Paris the saddest French expressionist film ever? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Nov 27, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about climate change strategy and Trudeau's first twenty days. Is the Alberta climate change policy a winner? Did the first minister's conference go as planned? And will the #APEChottie go grey on the sides first or turn completely silver? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Nov 13, 2015

From Washington D.C., Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk the latest trends in campaigning with Campaigns & Elections Co-Publisher Shane Greer before turning their attention to the U.S. political scene. What are the emerging campaign technologies to watch? Should the Trump candidacy be taken seriously? And who does a better job of being the smug Canadian - Corey or Stephen? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Nov 5, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan give their hot takes on the new Canadian cabinet. What surprised? Who was snubbed? And is music Canada's most important natural resource? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Oct 30, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan assemble their fantasy cabinets for Trudeau's first government. How are cabinets assembled? What do the powers-that-be consider when creating such a body? And honestly, why would Corey pick a journalist from Newfoundland to be Minister of Finance? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Oct 28, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan turn their attention to Alberta politics. What's to be made of the 2015 Alberta budget? Do the NDP have a "Calgary problem"? And why do people say "PIN number"? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Oct 23, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan give their post-election analysis. What worked for each of the parties and what didn't? What does the future hold in store for the NDP and Conservatives? And did Corey just violate Godwin's Law? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Oct 18, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk with pollster Quito Maggi and journalist Jen Gerson about the 2015 election. What do Quito's numbers say about election day? How has this campaign looked from Jen's vantage point at a national newspaper? And was Stephen Carter really not wearing pants for the entire episode? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Oct 14, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the impact holidays like Thanksgiving have on elections. What is the endgame for each Party? Will we be staying up late to see how BC votes? And did Corey actually bet $400 that there would be a Liberal majority? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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