Stephen Harper



Conservative-Progressive “Chasm” Masks Harper’s Real Chances (EKOS Research)

EKOS Research: Over the past week there has been an outpouring of reactions to the Syrian refugee crisis that run from concern to horror. The searing image of the drowned three year old pushed the…



“In a marathon election, Tories focused on forging victory in final laps” (The Winnipeg Free Press)

The Canadian Press: Midway through a marathon campaign, the Conservatives are talking like the distance runner who’s plotting and pacing for a late outside-track move into the lead. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper had one of the…


“Only 36 per cent of Canadians want to accept more refugees” (iPolitics)

Deane McRobie (iPolitics): Just 36 per cent of Canadians think the federal government should allow more refugees from Syria, according to polling by EKOS Research. “There is a very large number of Canadians that are…


“Canada election 2015: Tories seek out ‘Australian rottweiler’ Lynton Crosby” (The Guardian)

Jessica Murphy (The Guardian): Amid a flurry of negative news stories and slipping poll figures, Canada’s Conservative party has confirmed that it has enlisted the help of Lynton Crosby – the Australian political strategist who…


“The EKOS poll: Could the refugee crisis be good for Harper?” (iPolitics)

Frank Graves (iPolitics): The past week in the campaign has seen a flood of emotional reactions to the Syrian refugee crisis, running the gamut from concern to horror. The searing image of a drowned three-year-old…


“Conservatives move to revive faltering campaign after controversies” (The Globe and Mail)

Steven Chase and Adam Radwanski (The Globe and Mail): Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are retooling their election campaign after a series of missteps that has driven the Tories to third place in the polls. The changes come…


“$350 million for refugees and immigration returned to government, unspent” (The Ottawa Citizen)

Lee Berthiaume (Ottawa Citizen): Canada’s immigration department returned more than $350 million to the federal treasury in unspent funds over a three-year period, a sum that included millions for processing refugee applications and helping asylum-seekers settle into…