Conservatives must find the centre, or lose

By Angelo Persichilli TORONTO STAR Politics Mon., Aug. 22, 2016 Many Conservatives believe the Liberal government is there to stay for at least two terms, and one of the reasons mentioned too often is that “the right is divided.” But the problem for the Conservative Party is not that the right is divided; it’s that … Continue reading Conservatives must find the centre, or lose

Refugee crisis not solved yet

 PUBLISHED: Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 by Angelo Persichilli TORONTO—In the middle of last year’s federal election campaign, I had the impression that, finally, media and politicians understood the seriousness of Syrian refugees’ situation. It was the wrong impression. After a few months of hype and drama, the theatrical arrival in Canada of a few thousands of … Continue reading Refugee crisis not solved yet

Canadians captivated by US politics ignoring domestic

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 12:00 AM TORONTO—Now that the Republican and Democratic conventions are over and Americans have nominated their candidates for the White House, we can watch how the presidential campaign unfolds between now and November. Yes, in Canada, the Conservatives and the NDP are also in the process of selecting new leaders, … Continue reading Canadians captivated by US politics ignoring domestic

Rai e direttori qua qua

ANGELO PERSICHILLI Se non fosse una questione molto seria, la polemica sulle nomine dei direttori dei vari TG RAI potrebbe essere anche divertente. Si critica il governo perché avrebbe nominato direttori…vicini al governo. Ma va?! Mai successo! Si assumono i giornalisti in base a criteri politici, si dividono le cariche giornalistiche a seconda delle affiliazioni … Continue reading Rai e direttori qua qua

I don’t like Hillary, but I would vote for her

By Angelo Persichilli Nowadays only a fool would make political predictions beyond next week. Last year at this time, we wrote that Justin Trudeau was not up to the job as a leader of the third party and Donald Trump was an American political joke. Today the former is Prime Minister of Canada and the … Continue reading I don’t like Hillary, but I would vote for her

Canadian political strategists have little to learn from their U.S. counterparts

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times PUBLISHED: Monday, July 25, 2016 TORONTO—I wasn’t the only one hooked on watching the Republican Party’s convention in Cleveland last week. Many Conservatives followed the convention and, while the Liberals expressed disgust at the tone of the speeches and surprise at the continued approach of throwing mud (and threats) at their … Continue reading Canadian political strategists have little to learn from their U.S. counterparts