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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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Oct 8, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan break down the niqab debate - and its impact on Canadians. Are the Conservatives just running a fear campaign? What are parties doing right now to get out the vote? And who put that dead cat on the table? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Sep 29, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan break down the Munk Debate and take a look at the strategy involved in riding level campaigning. What moments at the Munk Debate will have resonance? How do local campaigns overcome national narratives? And why does Corey keep stealing Stephen's lines? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Sep 22, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan set the stage for the last 28 days of the election. What's the analysis of the #GlobeDebate analysis? How - and why - do parties construct political wedges? And is it too late to get that BABYBJÖRN toilet seat? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Sep 18, 2015

Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan and a live studio audience dissect the Globe and Mail economic debate. Which leader(s) can claim victory? Where do the parties go from here? And will the BABYBJÖRN toilet seat ever find a buyer? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Sep 11, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the recent turns in the 2015 election campaign. Is the Conservative's new advisor a sign of a campaign in freefall? Should the New Democrats be worried about Trudeau's latest moves? And can James Carville best the top political minds in China? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Sep 9, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan take an in depth look at the Liberal Party of Canada and their pathway to victory. Where can the Liberals win? What policies will propel them about the NDP? And did these guys really commission polling just to help their hypothetical strategy session? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Aug 28, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan tackle the latest events in federal politics. Is Tom Mulcair to the right of Justin Trudeau? Is the Liberal infrastructure plan a solid ballot box question? And do you have what it takes to avoid having lunch with Stephen Carter?  Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Aug 23, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the last week in federal politics. Did Tom Mulcair's decade old man-crush on Margaret Thatcher hurt him? Are the media on an anti-Conservative vendetta? And what does Stephen Carter REALLY think about the focus group that rated the Trudeau ad a winner? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Aug 14, 2015

Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan and Pundit's Guide's Alice Funke talk about the state of the 2015 campaign. Are the Conservatives about to announce a slate of star candidates? Should we be impressed withe the NDP roster? And can the Liberals build their campaign from the heart outward? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Aug 8, 2015

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the first debate of the 2015 election. Who won? Were there any moments that stand out? And is Stephen Carter a member of the "middle class"? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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