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Gerry Nicholls

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A seasoned professional with consulting experience both in Canada and the United States, Gerry has helped politicians, business people, advocacy groups and non-profit organizations achieve effective and winning communications strategies. Gerry is often sought out by the media to provide commentary and analysis on communication tactics and he has appeared regularly on public affairs programs, such CTV News channel's Power Play, TVO's The Agenda and CBC radio's The Current. He has a regular column discussing political strategy in the Hill Times and his articles have appeared in major newspapers including the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen and the Toronto Star. He's also author of the book, Loyal to the Core, Harper, Me and the NCC. Gerry has given presentations to such groups as the Fraser Institute, the Liberty Summer Seminar, Civitas and the Alberta Law Society. He currently resides in Oakville, Ontario.

PM’s reluctant start to a political career

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from Gerry Nicholls’s soon-to-be-published memoirs Loyal to the Core: Stephen Harper, Me and the NCC.  See my blog entry about it here. By April 2001, Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell...

Dion’s Hidden Agenda

We always hear stories in the media about Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s so-called “Hidden Agenda.” This agenda is supposedly Harper’s secret plan to transform Canadians into a bunch of gun-toting, bible-thumping, Charter-hating, George Bush-loving, NASCAR-supporting...

Time for political vice tax

Ideally the taxes we pay are supposed to serve some noble purpose. In the olden days this noble purpose was to ensure the king was strong enough to pillage neighbouring lands. Today, our taxes serve...

Politicians Need to Improve Their Image

Voter participation in this country is on the decline. Fewer and fewer Canadians are taking the time to trudge down to their local polling station to cast their ballots during federal elections. In fact, whereas 75...

Is Canada a Left Wing Country?

One of the myths about Canada is that it’s a left-wing country. According to this myth conservatism – with its emphasis on limited government, free markets and individual freedom—just won’t sell here, it’s too alien...

Let’s Replace Dion with a Carrot

I have some shockingly bad news for Liberals across the land and especially for Liberal leader Stephane Dion. After a great deal of exhaustive analytical research I have come to the indisputable conclusion that...

Free at last! Wherever I am

Originally published in the Edmonton Sun This upcoming weekend I am giving a speech on a beautiful but isolated wooded estate near Orono, Ontario. That’s where they hold the annual Liberty Summer Seminar, a wonderful event...

Divine advice for leftists

If political correctness was an official state religion (which it nearly is) most Canadians would be heretics. After all, it’s so easy to have an opinion these days that runs afoul of the officially sanctioned...

American Idol Not a Good Model for Politics

I have no idea who will win the federal Liberal leadership race. But here’s one thing I do know: the winner will be the person who convinces Liberal delegates that he or she can beat...

Why the CAW (really) left the NDP behind

At its recent convention, the Canadian Auto Workers union officially severed its political relationship with the New Democratic Party. It was hardly a surprising development. The former allies, after all, had been feuding for months;...

Belinda: Come clean on the gag law

Published here with the express permission of Gerry Nicholls, Vice-President, National Citizens Coalition Ms. Stronach signed a petition against the Liberals’ limits on citizens buying ads during elections. Does she stand by her word? demands GERRY...

Privatized CBC could make new Friends—stockholders

The friends of Canadian broadcasting are getting nervous. In fact, CBC lovers across the country are staring their worst nightmare in the face, or maybe I should say in the TV screen. The state-owned...