The Conservatives communications and style of governance
I am starting a new thread much in the same way as I started the NDP communications thread to look at the approach of communications-- this time of the Conservatives. This is not intended to repeat the specific policy or latest cuts threads that are already out there, to examine the specific pain being caused, to look at the political risks of the current government, the horse races. All that is covered elsewhere and may be covered here in the context of looking at their style. I hope that the impacts themselves will not be the direction of this thread -- otherwise it would have been a mistake to open it. This is instead intended to look at what can be said about what the government is saying to Canadians and the style and approach of how they are saying it.
This is the Communications thread to examine how and the broader messages the Cons are communicating. The CAP thread, for example, deals with the impact of the cuts. This thread is to look at the method of announcements like this in the bigger context of the government's constituency and communications and the broader messages they deliver.