Co-Host, National Affairs, CTV News Channel
Conversation Starter: Political Polarity in Canada: One-Hit Wonder or Enduring Reality?
The last federal election marked a sea change in Canadian politics.
For the first time, the NDP formed the Official Opposition to a Conservative majority government. Many analysts speculate that politics will now divide more starkly between left and right. Is this actually the case? Will Canadians welcome a more polarized style of politics? Will the Liberal Party stage a comeback, and reclaim the middle ground in this conversation? Or has that centre shifted rightward as the Conservatives claim? A discussion about political polarity and everything in between.
About Tasha Kheriddin
Tasha Kheiriddin is the co-host of National Affairs on CTV News Channel. She is also a columnist with the National Post and a frequent commentator on politics and public policy issues. Bitten by the political bug at the tender age of 14, she never recovered – despite earning a law degree from McGill University. In 1993, she began to pursue a career in politics, public advocacy and media. From1994 to 1998 she served as President of the Progressive Conservative Youth Federation of Canada.
She began producing daily current affairs programming for CBC Newsworld before host-producing three weekly programs for the Cable Public Affairs Channel [CPAC], for which she was awarded the Justicia Award for Excellence in Journalism by the Canadian Bar Association. In 2004 Tasha joined the Canadian Taxpayers Federation as their Ontario communications director, and in 2005 co-authored the bestseller, Rescuing Canada's Right: Blueprint for a Conservative Revolution, with journalist Adam Daifallah. Tasha subsequently served as Vice-President of the Montreal Economic Institute, and then Director for Quebec of the Fraser Institute, while lecturing on conservative politics at McGill University.
2016 Summer Conference
The Canada Project
Identity, Citizenship, and Nationhood in a Changing World
August 5-7, 2016
The YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia, ON