Earnscliffe Strategy Group

Our Insights


May 2016
NDP Crossroads: Leadership and the Leap
by Robin V. Sears






January 2015
Why Not Have an Election About Issues?
by Robin V. Sears


November 2014
“We Need to Paint More Boldly!”
by Robin V. Sears




January 2014
Defining Leadership In a Changing World
by Robin V. Sears


January 2014
Canada’s Place at Ukraine’s Euromaidan
by Yaroslav Baran


October 2013
The Making of the Speech From the Throne
by Geoff Norquay






June 2013
The Politics of Pipelines
by Robin V. Sears


December 2012
When Social and Economic Policy Meet and Both Win
by Geoff Norquay


December 2012
Canada’s Boring Banker: Policy Maker of the Year
by Robin V. Sears


June 2012
Building Bridges to Our Energy Future
by Velma McColl




February 2012
Integrating Diverse Perspectives
by Velma McColl


February 2012
Harnessing Energy for Change
by Velma McColl



November 2011
The New Normal: Majority Government
by Geoff Norquay






February 2011
After Cancún: Time to Shift Strategy
by Velma McColl


January 2011
Can Canadian Companies Innovate?
by Andre Albinati and Michele Austin



October 2010
Obama, Canada and Emissions Reductions: From Climate Change to Clean Energy
by Daniel Gagnier and Velma McColl



September 2010
Can We Remake Parliament…And Should We?
by Geoff Norquay


April 2010
Ukraine: Emergency Democracy in Transition
by Yaroslav Baran


February 2010
Deconstructing Copenhagen
by Velma McColl


December 2009
The Politics of a Global Climate Change Deal
by Velma McColl


December 2009
Book Review: Three great reads for the holidays
by Geoff Norquay




September 2009
A Rock and a Hard Place: The Isotope Conundrum
by Geoff Norquay


May 2009
Battle of The Titans – A Progress Report
by Geoff Norquay



November 2008
Cons Versus Libs: Lessons From An Election
by Geoff Norquay




July 2007
In the Shadow of Ariel Sharon: The Missing Peace in the Middle East
by Roxanna Benoit and Geoff Norquay


Earnscliffe in the News

February 15, 2017
In Position: How Canada can win in a NAFTA renegotiation

By Sarah Goldfeder, for Communitech


January 10, 2017
In Position: Thinking about thought

By Greg Wilkinson and Melanie Paradis, for Communitech 


December 20, 2016
MRIA Panel Presentation on the “Authenticity Paradox”

Featuring Earnscliffe’s Allan Gregg.

Filmed by R&D Creative Inc.

December 6, 2016
Politics’ most precious — and dangerous — commodity: Sears

By Robin V. Sears, in the Toronto Star


November 29, 2016
Why P3s are best for infrastructure projects: Sears

By Robin V. Sears, in the Toronto Star 

November 21, 2016
Are we on the verge of another revolution?: Sears

By Robin V. Sears, in the Toronto Star

November 15, 2016
Why pollsters didn’t see Trump coming

By Allan Gregg, in iPolitics

November 15, 2016
We are really going to miss Obama: Sears

By Robin V. Sears, in the Toronto Star

July 13, 2016
Brexit? CETA? How shifts in trade policy could impact your business

By Melanie Paradis, for Communitech

June 15, 2016
In Position: Bold action and risk should be on Canada’s Innovation Agenda

By Julie Garner, for Communitech

April 18, 2016
A chance to right the wrongs of Canada’s past relationship with the Métis

By Melanie Paradis, in the National Post

March 10, 2016
Does this woman have to die before the West confronts Putin?

Yaroslav Baran, in iPolitics

March 8, 2016
In Position: Ontario is betting on innovation to drive our economy

By Julie Garner, for Communitech

February 9, 2016
In Position: When regulation is good for business

By Allan Gregg, for Communitech

February 5, 2016
Meet the new regulations. Same as the old regulations

By Melanie Paradis, in the National Post

January 12, 2016
In Position: Is reputation important? Just ask Volkswagen

By Greg Wilkinson, for Communitech

December 30, 2015
2015 — the year multilateral climate diplomacy made a comeback

Velma McColl in iPolitics

December 29, 2015
Up from the rubble: the way forward for the Conservative party

Yaroslav Baran in iPolitics

December 11, 2015
The heat’s on: Paris climate talks head into extra innings

Velma McColl in iPolitics

December 10, 2015
The Paris homestretch: Optimism at the COP21 indaba

By Velma McColl in ipolitics

December 9, 2015
Nearly midnight in Paris: Moving everyone to ‘us’

By Velma McColl in iPolitics

December 8, 2015
Suddenly, climate change policies are all the rage. What gives?

By Velma McColl in iPolitics

December 7, 2015
McKenna takes central role as climate talks get down to targets

By Velma McColl in iPolitics

December 6, 2015
Cities on the front lines of climate changes negotiations

By Velma McColl in iPolitics

December 5, 2015
‘Out of chaos, simplicity’: COP21 gets down to the dealmaking phase

By Velma McColl in iPolitics

December 4, 2015
COP21’s showbiz moment is over — now, it’s all about the deal

Velma McColl in iPolitics

November 30, 2015
Can Paris make history this week for the right reasons?

Velma McColl in iPolitics

November 17, 2015
Logrolling: The softwood lumber dispute is lurching back to life

Andre Albinati and Paul Moen in iPolitics

November 17, 2015
Yaroslav Baran on the new Interim Conservative leader

Yaroslav Baran on CTV News

October 14, 2015
Canada’s Liberals Gain Edge as Vote Near

Andre Albinati in The Wall Street Journal

September 26, 2015
Are people getting bored with this election?

by Elly Alboim

September 19, 2015
How did that candidate get the green light?

Interview with Charles Bird in Maclean’s

September 18, 2015
Nobody won the debate. Only the audience lost.

by Elly Alboim

September 11, 2015
This time, the horserace is the real story

by Elly Alboim

September 3, 2015
“Zombie” Policy Making and the Politics of Healthcare

by Andre Albinati in Policy Magazine

August 28, 2015
Week four: Now, this is getting interesting

by Elly Alboim

August 14, 2015
Who’s winning the media war? So far — nobody

by Elly Alboim


June 25, 2015
Rise of Canadian PACs corrodes our democracy

Robin Sears in the Toronto Star

June 12, 2015
Conservatives play risky game with politics of division

Robin V. Sears in the Toronto Star

May 25, 2015
Courting the middle class vote

Elly Alboim on Global News

April 13, 2015
Not Worth the Risk

In Power & Influence

March 26, 2015
A win for China and Canada

By Robin V. Sears

March 23, 2015
Welcome back, MPs. Watch your mouths.

By Geoff Norquay

February 23, 2015
Leaders fail to see that politics is not governing

By Robin V. Sears

February 17, 2015
Don’t shun Europe’s new left

By Robin V. Sears

February 4, 2015
John Baird was a transformative foreign minister

By Robin V. Sears.

January 21, 2015
Media Watch Panel: The choices journalists make

Elly Alboim, Panelist

January 19, 2015
Inside Earnscliffe Strategy Group

In Power & Influence

November 5, 2014
CBC’s Media Watch Panel: Anonymous sources in news stories

Elly Alboim, Panelist

October 29, 2014
Can John Tory unite a deeply divided Toronto?

By Robin V. Sears

October 27, 2014
Notes for Remarks to the Public Policy Forum Dinner

by Allan Gregg

October 8, 2014
CBC’s Media Watch Panel: Covering ISIS

Elly Alboim, Panelist

June 29, 2014
Building a nation on permafrost

Written by Geoff Norquay

June 13, 2014
Ontario Liberals’ tough morning-after reality

Written by Robin V. Sears

May 26, 2014
Why does Andrea Horwath enrage some New Democrats so?

Written by Robin V. Sears

May 4, 2014
High cost of growing crudeness

Written by Robin V. Sears

February 7, 2014
IPolitics Hot Topics: A nation that innovates

Andre Albinati  Panelist

January 30, 2014
Senate smoke and mirrors

Written by Geoff Norquay

January 30, 2014
Justin Trudeau’s Senate gambit could have been a triumph

Written by Robin V. Sears

January 28, 2014
A rush to sanctions will only drive Ukraine closer to Putin

Written by Yaroslav Baran

January 19, 2014
What Harper, Ford and McGuinty can learn from Chris Christie

Written by Robin V. Sears

January 12, 2014
When it mattered, Canada had Ukraine’s back

Written by Yaroslav Baran

January 5, 2014
Is CETA a big deal?

Written by John Whitehead

November 19, 2013
Comparing Beer Prices


October 21, 2013
5E Conférence sur les Politiques Scientifiques Canadiennes, Du 20 au 22 Novembre au Centre allstream, á Toronto

Événement exceptionnel pour la Recherece-Développement et la Communauté de la Science et de L’innovation

October 21, 2013
5th Canadian Science Policy Conference, Nov. 20-22 Toronto, Allstream Centre

An outstanding event for R&D and the Science & Innovation Community