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Political Traction takes a close look at the top political issues in Ottawa and how well these issues resonate among everyday Canadians. Every week we assess how much traction political leaders, pundits, and media get with the people they’re trying to reach: you.Political Traction is presented by Navigator, Canada’s leading high-stakes public strategy and communications firm.
||CleanWhy Ontario Chose Ford and What to Expect||On this episode of Political Traction, David sits down with Navigator’s Anne Kilpatrick, Amanda Galbraith, and Ryan Guptill to discuss...||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOntario Election Special: Ford’s Transition to Power||This week on Political Traction, we have another episode in our Ontario election series. In the wake of the Ontario...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOntario Election Special: What Just Happened?||On this week’s episode of Political Traction, Navigator Executive Chairman, Jaime Watt, presents the results of our province-wide post-election survey....||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump, Tariffs, and Pipelines||On this episode of Political Traction, David sits down with Navigator Principal Lisa Pearson to talk about Navigator’s post-election research study....||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Look Behind the Polls||This week, Political Traction brings you another special episode in our Ontario election series. On this episode, David sits down...||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrange Crush 2.0?||This week on Political Traction, David is joined by Navigator Associate Principal and veteran of New Democratic politics, Sally Housser,...||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReporting on the Campaign Trail||On this episode of Political Traction, David sits down with Navigator’s Director of Media Relations, Darryl Konynenbelt, and Toronto Star...||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOntario Election Special: The Campaign Start and the Path Forward||As the campaign officially begins, Political Traction is producing a series of special episodes to take a deeper dive into...||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoug Ford and the Ontario Election||On this episode, David sits down with Navigator Consultant, Clare Schulte-Albert, and Associate Consultant, Kanivanan Chinniah, to discuss Doug Ford’s...||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToronto, Trudeau, Trump, and Kanye||On this episode of Political Traction, David sits down with Navigator Senior Consultants Morgan McLellan and Colin MacDonald to discuss...||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPipelines, Paris, and Political Attacks||On this episode of Political Traction, David is joined by Navigator Consultant, Jeff Costen, and Associate Consultant, Kanivanan Chinniah, to...||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrudeau’s Response to Syria||On this week’s episode, David sits down with Navigator Senior Consultants, Colin MacDonald and Morgan McLellan to discuss the recent...||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNavigator Explores the Blockchain Revolution||On this special episode of Political Traction, David sits down with Navigator’s Clare Schulte-Albert to talk about the launch of...||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarathon voting and the Quebec budget||On this week’s episode of Political Traction David Woolley is joined by Navigator consultant Jeff Costen and associate consultant Kanivanan...||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Ontario election and Trudeau’s polls||On this episode of Political Traction, David is joined by Navigator Principal Lanny Cardow and Senior Consultant Colin MacDonald to...||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSneak Peak at Legalized Season 2||The House is away this week, so for this episode of Political Traction we’re looking at the launch of Legalized Season...||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Leadership Special Episode||On this special episode of Political Traction, David sits down with Navigator principal Randi Rahamim and consultant Jeff Costen to...||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBudget 2018 and Trudeau’s India Trip||On this episode of Political Traction, David sits down with Navigator’s Colin MacDonald and Kanivanan Chinniah to discuss Budget 2018...||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComedy, politics and satire||On this special episode of Political Traction, David sits down with Kevin Frank, the artistic director of the Second City...||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnouncing Le Brief by Navigator||On this special episode of Political Traction, David Woolley sits down with Navigator’s David Millian to discuss the launch of...||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Ontario PC Leadership Race||On this special episode of Political Traction, David sits down with Navigator’s Amanda Galbraith, Colin MacDonald, and Heather Watt to...||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGovernment Scandals and the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem||On this episode of Political Traction, David sits down with Navigator’s Randi Rahamim and Jonathan Lowenstein to discuss the recent...||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGovernment Response to Returning ISIS Members||On this episode of Political Traction, David is joined by Navigator’s Darryl Konynenbelt, Director of Media Relations, and Senior Consultant, Morgan...||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrudeau’s South East Asia Tour||On this episode of the podcast, David Woolley sits down with Navigator’s Clare Schulte-Albert and Kanivanan Chinniah to discuss Prime...||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrudeau’s Way Forward||On this episode of Political Traction, David is joined by Randi Rahamim and Clare Schulte-Albert to talk about new federal...||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mueller Investigation and Trump’s Way Forward||This week on Political Traction, Navigator’s Morgan McLellan and Kanivanan Chinniah sit down with David Woolley to talk about the...||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanByelection Wins and the Census||This week on Political Traction, Navigator’s Travis Kann and Colin MacDonald sit down with David Woolley to talk about the...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBill Morneau’s Ethics Accusations||On this episode of Political Traction, David talks with Navigator consultants Travis Kann and Clare Schulte-Albert about the ongoing criticism...||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJagmeet Singh’s NDP Leadership Victory||On this episode of Political Traction, Navigator Senior Consultants Travis Kann and Colin MacDonald join David to discuss Ontario MPP...||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNAFTA, North Korea, and Taxes||On this episode of Political Traction, David interviews Navigator’s Patricia Favre and Colin MacDonald about the ongoing war of words...||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUN Speeches, Business Taxes, and Marijuana Legalization||This week on the podcast, David is joined by two of Navigator’s consultants, Morgan McLellan and Clare Schulte-Albert, to discuss...||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNAFTA, BC’s Coalition, and Populism: The Summer’s Top Issues||Political Traction returns this week with a panel discussion on the top political events of the summer. Navigator’s Will Stewart,...||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristy Clark Retrospective||This week, Navigator Managing Principal, Jason Hatcher, talks to us about former-BC Premier Christy Clark’s resignation and what her exit...||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Panel: Scheer, Comey, And The BC Election||“What I anticipate we will be told at the end of the summer: there will be a narrative in the...||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe BC NDP-Green Governing Accord||“There’s nothing to say that either the Liberals, NDP or the Greens will have anybody within their caucuses who is...||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComey’s Testimony And Canada-US Relations||“I’m not sure it was ever going to impact Trump’s favourability. It isn’t new news that Trump has an irregular...||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBC Election: Christy Clark’s Victory||“Campaigns matter and they matter a lot… The NDP were in the lead and it was a lead they held...||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRona Ambrose’s Retirement From Politics||“She’s been a strong female who’s been out there and representing the Conservative party in a way that, as a...||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Panel: Conservative Leadership||“I think the important point is that we need to show contrast. A Conservative Party that’s Liberal-light is not going...||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinister Sajjan’s “Architect” Controversy||“I think the hyperbole… the attack on his character, the attack on his service… is wildly out of touch with...||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConservative Party Leadership Special: Andrew Scheer||“I know I can bring our conservative message to a broader audience of Canadians by portraying our policies in a...||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConservative Party Leadership Special: Erin O’Toole||“How do we win? We keep our focus on the economy and the things people know we’re good at but...||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConservative Party Leadership Special: Michael Chong||“I’m proposing that we renew our fiscal conservatism but that we also come forward with better and credible market-based solutions...||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConservative Party Leadership Special: Maxime Bernier||“If you believe in yourself, if you believe in individual freedom and personal responsibility, if you want to have a...||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrudeau’s Response to Syria Strikes||“The challenge for Trudeau is the President he supports today isn’t necessarily going to behave like the President tomorrow.” –...||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMulroney and NAFTA||“Mulroney acting as an intermediary…will keep the temperature down.” – Joseph Lavoie This week, Joseph Lavoie, Navigator Principal and former...||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJason Kenney and unite the right||“It was hardly shocking, but it was certainly significant.’ — Jason Hatcher This week, we’re joined by special guest Jason...||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCPAC||“I think it’s remarkably consistent that he’s saying the same thing five years later in an inauguration address.’ —...||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Panel: Trump and Trudeau||“You don’t get to be the governing party if you decide you want to burn the house down with our...||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrade Wars||“We appear to be at a moment in time where the value of a globalized economy is all coming into...||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Finally, a podcast for Canadian politicos!
Allie McHugh and David Woolley do a great job of analyzing how much of the Ottawa bubble’s issues actually get traction beyond Parliament Hill. It’s an innovative concept only Navigator could produce.
FINALLY. Some commentary on Canadian politics that's actually interesting.
Must listen for current events!
Excellent and thoughtful approach to understanding the conversation in Ottawa and around the country. A must-listen for anyone interested in how today's political hot topics reflect (or don't reflect) what Canadians actually care about.