Political Traction takes a close look at the top political issues in Ottawa and how well these issues resonate among everyday Canadians. Every week we assess how much traction political leaders, pundits, and media get with the people they’re trying to reach: you.
Political Traction is presented by Navigator, Canada’s leading high-stakes public strategy and communications firm.
Allie is the host and producer of Political Traction. She would provide biographical info, but she’s busy editing next week’s show. Or buying Beyoncé tickets.
David is Political Traction’s resident research analyst. A political junkie, he’s learned that reading the Parliamentary Hansard daily is about as fun as it sounds. He never tweets from @davidmwoolley
Joseph is an editor at Political Traction. It’s probably the easiest job he’s had – Allie and David could get along just fine without him.
Colin, a former senior political staffer, is Political Traction’s resident Liberal with a special knack for driving Tories at the office up the wall, especially Will.
Sally’s a Newfoundland New Democrat living in conservative Saskatchewan and working in socialist Alberta. She brings a unique perspective.
Will is one of Political Traction’s go-to public affairs experts. You may have seen him on Canada’s top political broadcasts. He’s kind of a big deal.
Don Newman needs no introduction.
Jaime Watt is the Executive Chairman of Navigator Ltd. He created Political Traction in 2011, and now, thanks to him, Allie and David have to do math every week.