Entries by John Delacourt


This Week’s First Ministers’ Meeting Marks A Turn in Trudeau’s Dialogue with the Premiers

[:en]Canada’s Premiers gathered in Ottawa this week but the tone was very different than their first meeting in 2015. Our John Delacourt on a changing perception of government and working effectively with Canada’s Premiers. In November of 2015, in the early days of this government, one of the significant gestures Trudeau made was to convene […]


The Singh Victory: Spin Versus Reality

[:en]Jagmeet Singh’s first ballot win today in the NDP leadership contest is going to generate a great deal of copy and punditry from across the political spectrum. Herewith is a quick reality check with regard to the spin, pro and contra-Singh, that you’re about to read and hear. Contra: He’s a 905 phenomenon. Outside of […]


Ensight’s John Delacourt weighs in on social media best practices for parliamentarians – as featured in the Hill Times

[:en] #cdnpoli: social media like Twitter can polarize voters and over-simplify issues To be effective, politicians should strive for authenticity, and avoid canned posts. By CHELSEA NASH PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 12:00 AM The effective use of social media may at one time have given a politician an edge over their opponent. But […]