PM’s messages drowned out by Senate and convention chatter

PM’s messages drowned out by Senate and convention chatter

The Conservative Party convention got underway in Calgary, yesterday. The amount of online interest pales in comparison to the Rob Ford saga for which “day after” Twitter activity came in at just over 31,000 tweets from 23,500 sources. The Conservative...
CDNpoli trends – August 29, 2013

CDNpoli trends – August 29, 2013

With summer winding down, it seems things are just heating up in terms of some long-standing #cdnpoli matters… No trial for robocalls? More details are emerging from the evolving robocalls scandal that took place in Guelph, Ontario in 2011 as Michael Sona,...
Justice for Justin?

Justice for Justin?

Last week, Justin Trudeau voluntarily admitted to smoking pot. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Trudeau said that he has occasionally smoked marijuana, with the last time being three years ago. Trudeau said he decided open up about his marijuana use in the...
Parliament, Interrupted

Parliament, Interrupted

Looks like Canadians will have to wait a bit longer for Parliament to resume. Yesterday, PM Harper made the announcement that he will ask the Governor General to prorogue Parliament until October, when he will give the next throne speech. Parliament was originally set...
Summer side of life

Summer side of life

Here at Full Duplex we’ve been keeping up with what MPs have been up to during their summer break from the House of Commons. In our second instalment of “MPs on summer vacation”, we look at what non-political things the MPs have been tweeting about during the past...