Jamie Carroll

Jamie Carroll is a former National Director of the Liberal Party of Canada and a long-time political organizer and commentator. Jamie runs a number of businesses and is mainly focused on deploying cleantech technology and helping start-ups breakthrough in tough markets.

Jamie blogs at https://foolfromthehill.home.blog/posts/, Tweets from https://twitter.com/jec79 and has no idea what TikTok or SnapChat are.

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Politics: Al Capone’s version of a team sport

Politics: Al Capone’s version of a team sport

I do not like Jody Wilson-Raybould. But contrary to popular opinion on social media, this is not because I’m a blind Liberal partisan. In fact, I’ve thought JWR was a hypocritical, self-righteous narcissist since long before she became the Trudeau-hater-in-Chief. Why do I feel this way? [...]

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Stab, stab, stab: time to bring out the classics

Stab, stab, stab: time to bring out the classics

As a once-prominent federal Liberal, my DMs this week have been a less-than-fun place. The overall message to Team Trudeau? Welcome to your first real election! Yes, the team ran a solid campaign in 2015 and came from 3rd to win a majority. Props. But they were running against a wildly unpopular PM [...]

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The week that wasn’t.

The week that wasn’t.

“Events, dear boy, events!” — Rt. Hon. Harold McMillan, OM, PC, Earl of Stockton Well that wasn’t what we were told to expect! One would struggle to remember a more surprising first week to an election campaign. The federal vote in 2000 is the one that comes to mind but in [...]

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Truck nuts.

Truck nuts.

Hoo boy! Turns out if you want to rile up the right-wing “fringe” on the Prairies, there’s no faster way to do so then to attack their pick-up trucks! A little context: the “Toronto Globe an Mail” – as Premier Jason Kenney has taken to calling it – ran a story [...]

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Time to rotate some federal cabinet tires

Time to rotate some federal cabinet tires

PICTUTED ABOVE: Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence. So last week I was critical of Doug Ford in terms of his competence to govern – imagine the shock from voting for someone who’s biggest policy issue was the price of beer not [...]

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The real cost of cheap beer

The real cost of cheap beer

Right now Ontario is paying a huge price for cheap beer. Look, governing is complicated and should only be undertaken by serious people. But the thing about democracy – and we can debate if its a bug or a feature – is that we get the government we deserve based on how and for whom we vote. [...]

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Paging Mark Carney. . . your table is ready

Paging Mark Carney. . .  your table is ready

Look, Mark Carney is running. For the House of Commons? Yup. For a cabinet seat? Duh. For the Prime Minister’s Office? Yeah, probably that too. The man has become ubiquitous: a special advisor to the PM; author of a new book on the economics of climate policy; media panels; and now as a featured [...]

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Skip the election tea leaves and grab a summer cocktail

Skip the election tea leaves and grab a summer cocktail

It is once again time to play official Ottawa’s favourite game show: wild-ass nonsensical election speculation! You’ll forgive me for not being excited. The volumes of ink (digital and otherwise) spilled on prognostications of one sort or another during a minority government could drown [...]

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Seriously, WTF is wrong with Jason Kenney?

Seriously, WTF is wrong with Jason Kenney?

Look: I’m going to start with a complement! While to some extent is a result of demographics, it is clear Jason Kenney is no longer trying to kill us. Alberta’s vaccine roll-out will be one of the first to inoculate Canadians under the age of 60 and by the end of April even us folks in our [...]

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There’s something rotten in Lethbridge

There’s something rotten in Lethbridge

Above: Shannon Phillips was the former NDP MLA from Lethbridge, Alberta and a member of Rachel Notley's cabinet. (PHOTO: via CBC, The National) Folks outside of Alberta likely haven’t heard much about this story. But they really should. You see, the MLA (that’s like an MPP for Ontario [...]

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