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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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Feb 11, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the lessons we learned in New Hampshire. Is the establishment dead? Are there take-aways that apply to politics in Canada? And will a magical cricket ever turn Marco Rubio into a real boy? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Feb 2, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about political momentum and Iowa caucuses before a hard pivot to equalization payments. When is victory contextual? How much can you control the context? And who has the more on-point but off-topic rant - Stephen or Corey? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jan 14, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the ascent of extreme candidates with big ideas. Is this phenomenom the new normal? Will all of our future politicians look like Sanders, Trump or Kevin O'Leary? And is Stephen Carter about to run for leader of the BC NDP? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

Jan 6, 2016

Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan talk about the Liberal plans to introduce a new voting system. How would proportional representation or single transferrable vote impact election outcomes? Who wins if the decision goes to a referendum? And how long will it take the gang to find a way to game the new system? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.

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.

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