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Conservatives win longtime Liberal stronghold Toronto-St. Paul's in shock byelection result

Conservatives win longtime Liberal stronghold Toronto-St. Paul's in shock byelection result

Stun­ning result rais­es ques­tions about Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau’s future. Con­ser­v­a­tive can­di­date Don Stew­art has won the long­time fed­er­al Lib­er­al strong­hold of Toron­to-St. Paul’s, a stun­ning result that rais­es…

Ottawa keeps spending on influencers. Liberals say it's about stemming disinformation

Ottawa keeps spending on influencers. Liberals say it's about stemming disinformation

Her kids are not read­ing the news­pa­pers on her kitchen counter. Instead, they’re…

No spike in cottage, investment property sales as new capital gains rules take effect

No spike in cottage, investment property sales as new capital gains rules take effect

Changes to the cap­i­tal gains inclu­sion rate take effect today — and while some real…

NDP MP Niki Ashton pays back some expenses related to trip with her family

NDP MP Niki Ashton pays back some expenses related to trip with her family

NDP MP Niki Ash­ton has paid back some of the expens­es relat­ed to a trip she took…

New Divorce Party? Naheed Nenshi’s to-do list as Alberta’s new NDP leader includes breaking up with Jagmeet Singh’s federal party

New Divorce Party? Naheed Nenshi’s to-do list as Alberta’s new NDP leader includes breaking up with Jagmeet Singh’s federal party

In some ways, the rela­tion­ship between the NDP’s Jag­meet Singh and new­ly elect­ed…

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Must Trudeau go? Amid chatter of his ouster, potential Liberal replacements offer little room for party to recover

Must Trudeau go? Amid chatter of his ouster, potential Liberal replacements offer little room for party to recover

As the bal­lots are count­ed from the byelec­tion in Toron­to-St. Paul’s –…

Confidence remains positive – Views on real estate show softening over the past four weeks

Confidence remains positive – Views on real estate show softening over the past four weeks

Nanos con­duct­ed an RDD dual frame (land- and cell-lines) tele­phone ran­dom sur­vey of…



Opinion

Toronto-St. Paul's Byelection: A Swing Big Enough to Wipe Out 55 Liberal Seats in Ontario

Toronto-St. Paul's Byelection: A Swing Big Enough to Wipe Out 55 Liberal Seats in Ontario

This was not any ordi­nary byelec­tion. The stakes were high. I went to bed…

Anthony Housefather can best represent Canadian Jews by walking away from the Liberals

Anthony Housefather can best represent Canadian Jews by walking away from the Liberals

For the past six or so months, Lib­er­al MP Antho­ny House­fa­ther has been an…

News

Conservatives Score Stunning Upset Victory in Toronto–St. Paul's Byelection
Canada's population forecast to reach 63 million, as people over 85 set to triple

Canada's population forecast to reach 63 million, as people over 85 set to triple

New pro­jec­tions by Sta­tis­tics Cana­da sug­gest the nation’s pop­u­la­tion could reach…

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Patrick Brown: We’re in the midst of a car-theft crisis. I went to America to find a solution

Patrick Brown: We’re in the midst of a car-theft crisis. I went to America to find a solution

As may­or of Bramp­ton, my com­mit­ment to tack­ling the ram­pant issue of auto theft has…

Pierre Poilievre’s silence on industrial carbon pricing undermines investment, Canada’s competitiveness and our environment.

Pierre Poilievre’s silence on industrial carbon pricing undermines investment, Canada’s competitiveness and our environment.

Ear­li­er this spring, the Cana­di­an Cli­mate Insti­tute pro­duced a report…



Opinion (Continued)

Naheed Nenshi has plans for Alberta — hint, lots of repealing Danielle Smith policies — now that he is NDP leader

Naheed Nenshi has plans for Alberta — hint, lots of repealing Danielle Smith policies — now that he is NDP leader

Naheed Nen­shi, the new leader of the Alber­ta NDP, knows he has his hands full if he…

Federal politics has entered a ‘none-of-the-above’ phase

Federal politics has entered a ‘none-of-the-above’ phase

Fed­er­al pol­i­tics has entered a ​“none-of-the-above” phase. And that means that…

80% of Canadians concerned about potential misuse of AI during an election

80% of Canadians concerned about potential misuse of AI during an election

More than half of Cana­di­ans have either not heard of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence or…

It doesn’t matter how this Toronto byelection shakes out — every scenario is some kind of bad for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals

It doesn’t matter how this Toronto byelection shakes out — every scenario is some kind of bad for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals

The Lib­er­als are fight­ing to hold on to the down­town rid­ing of Toron­to — St.…

Naheed Nenshi’s bloodless coup to be crowned Alberta’s NDP leader

Naheed Nenshi’s bloodless coup to be crowned Alberta’s NDP leader

It was a blood­less coup. Alberta’s oppo­si­tion New Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty is now…

Justin Trudeau, Pierre Poilievre and Jagmeet Singh are their own worst enemies. Here’s how they can use the summer to turn things around

Justin Trudeau, Pierre Poilievre and Jagmeet Singh are their own worst enemies. Here’s how they can use the summer to turn things around

As MPs scur­ried out of Ottawa’s oppres­sive heat this week for what is like­ly the last…

What can we expect from parliamentarians this summer?

What can we expect from parliamentarians this summer?

The House of Com­mons is adjourned for the sum­mer and MPs will return to Ottawa in…

Justin Trudeau does his best Ookpik impression, then offers some real insights

Justin Trudeau does his best Ookpik impression, then offers some real insights

In his indis­pens­able book of children’s poet­ry Alli­ga­tor Pie, Den­nis Lee has…

Islamophobic truck stunt shows dangers of legitimizing far-right media networks

Islamophobic truck stunt shows dangers of legitimizing far-right media networks

Imag­ine pulling off hate as a fundrais­ing stunt. Yet it seems that’s what Rebel…

Ottawa’s levy on streaming services is no screen saver

Ottawa’s levy on streaming services is no screen saver

Com­ing soon to a screen near you: Ottawa’s new stream­ing tax. To be sure, that is…



Canada is heading for humiliation at the coming NATO summit

Canada is heading for humiliation at the coming NATO summit

Every gov­ern­ment min­is­ter has a role to play. As Min­is­ter of Nation­al…

Justin Trudeau and Pierre Poilievre have lots on the line in this Toronto byelection — but there’s one mistake voters might make

Justin Trudeau and Pierre Poilievre have lots on the line in this Toronto byelection — but there’s one mistake voters might make

Perched beside a church, two peti­tion­ers pose two ques­tion for pass­ing…

Ontario needs to change its fixed election date law

Ontario needs to change its fixed election date law

Is Doug Ford going to call an ear­ly elec­tion? Rumours are swirling around Queen’s Park…

Sadly, Generations of Patients Will Pay for the Tax Change

Sadly, Generations of Patients Will Pay for the Tax Change

The tax pro­pos­al intro­duced recent­ly by the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment has ignit­ed…

Can Canada fulfil the promises imbedded in the UN’s declaration on Indigenous rights?

Can Canada fulfil the promises imbedded in the UN’s declaration on Indigenous rights?

Three years ago on June 21, Cana­da took a bold step for­ward when the…

What’s there to fear about Pierre Poilievre?

What’s there to fear about Pierre Poilievre?

Cana­da has nev­er had a fed­er­al Con­ser­v­a­tive or Lib­er­al leader who fit the…

20-point comeback election wins are as rare as hen’s teeth, history shows

20-point comeback election wins are as rare as hen’s teeth, history shows

The dif­fer­ence in this case is the gov­ern­ment has been in pow­er for almost…

With the polls stacked against him, here’s why Justin Trudeau still thinks he can win the next election

With the polls stacked against him, here’s why Justin Trudeau still thinks he can win the next election

Justin Trudeau is no doubt acute­ly aware of just how much Lib­er­als need a morale…

A user's guide to Trudeau's illicit affair with China’s Communists

A user's guide to Trudeau's illicit affair with China’s Communists

In the ordi­nary course of heat­ed polit­i­cal con­tro­ver­sies, Cana­di­ans can sort out…

Unnamed traitors in Parliament, but thank goodness everyone’s reputation is intact

Unnamed traitors in Parliament, but thank goodness everyone’s reputation is intact

Two weeks in, we must con­clude that Oper­a­tion Save Our Rep­u­ta­tions has been…



The capital gains debate has turned dramatic and mysterious

The capital gains debate has turned dramatic and mysterious

Announc­ing the Lib­er­al gov­ern­men­t’s pro­posed changes to cap­i­tal gains tax­es…

Federal Liberals urgently need to shift terrain with bold ideas

Federal Liberals urgently need to shift terrain with bold ideas

As Lib­er­al MPs pre­pare to return to their home rid­ings for the sum­mer recess, they…

Think you’ve lost your freedom? Not in Canada, you haven’t

Think you’ve lost your freedom? Not in Canada, you haven’t

So many Cana­di­ans have com­plained about their lack of free­dom. I start­ed to…

Quebec’s language laws are coming to a long neglected place — bathrooms

Quebec’s language laws are coming to a long neglected place — bathrooms

Grow­ing up in a French-speak­ing house­hold, my fam­i­ly often vaca­tioned in…

Europe is in the middle of a ‘greenlash.’ If Canada doesn’t put workers first in its green transition, we could be next

Europe is in the middle of a ‘greenlash.’ If Canada doesn’t put workers first in its green transition, we could be next

Sev­en in 10 Cana­di­ans say they’re wor­ried about cli­mate change, so you might think…

In the case of foreign interference, why not name names?

In the case of foreign interference, why not name names?

Justin Trudeau is a wit­less for the pros­e­cu­tion. The prime min­is­ter could, if…

High immigration could see Quebec emigrate from Canada

High immigration could see Quebec emigrate from Canada

If times are good, immi­gra­tion does not dri­ve pol­i­tics. If times are bad,…

Taiwan at the Centre of the Coming Age of AI: An Opportunity for Canada
The foreign interference revelations show that Trudeau’s security committee is fulfilling its mandate

The foreign interference revelations show that Trudeau’s security committee is fulfilling its mandate

One of the bit­ter ironies in the dis­mal, long-run­ning for­eign inter­fer­ence saga is…

Inequality has only widened amid Freeland’s obsessive war on wealth

Inequality has only widened amid Freeland’s obsessive war on wealth

The con­clu­sion is that the Lib­er­als have mis­di­ag­nosed Canada’s major eco­nom­ic…

Pierre Poilievre can prove he’s a grown-up and read the NSICOP report. But what would be the point?

Pierre Poilievre can prove he’s a grown-up and read the NSICOP report. But what would be the point?

Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre has every par­ti­san polit­i­cal rea­son to…

Colonel Mustard with the knife in the Constituency? Maybe not

Colonel Mustard with the knife in the Constituency? Maybe not

It has been like a long-play­ing Net­flix series — alter­nate­ly alarm­ing,…

A few thoughts on political journalism

A few thoughts on political journalism

In Jan­u­ary 2023, as part of a larg­er edi­to­r­i­al and cor­po­rate exer­cise, the…

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Conservative MP shares inaccurate, ChatGPT-generated stats on capital gains tax rate

Conservative MP shares inaccurate, ChatGPT-generated stats on capital gains tax rate

An Ontario Con­ser­v­a­tive MP’s use of Chat­G­PT to share incor­rect infor­ma­tion…

Majority of millennials, Gen Z don't support Trudeau's internet regulation plans: poll

Majority of millennials, Gen Z don't support Trudeau's internet regulation plans: poll

A new Post­media-Leg­er poll con­tains a stark warn­ing for any polit­i­cal par­ty…

Bank of Canada to Explain Its Pandemic Actions as Political Tides Shift

Bank of Canada to Explain Its Pandemic Actions as Political Tides Shift

The Bank of Cana­da is doing a for­mal review of its pan­dem­ic-era poli­cies, when…

What to watch in Toronto–St. Paul's

What to watch in Toronto–St. Paul's

Today’s byelec­tion in Toron­to – St. Paul’s is one that would be an easy win for the…



Must Trudeau go? Amid chatter of his ouster, potential Liberal replacements offer little room for party to recover

Must Trudeau go? Amid chatter of his ouster, potential Liberal replacements offer little room for party to recover

Poten­tial Lib­er­al vot­ers say lack of progress on key issues hold­ing them back more…

From fast food to construction, employers turn more and more to temporary foreign workers

From fast food to construction, employers turn more and more to temporary foreign workers

Busi­ness­es’ demand for tem­po­rary for­eign work­ers has surged across the coun­try in…

Alberta oil and gas sector exceeded flaring limit in 2023, data shows

Alberta oil and gas sector exceeded flaring limit in 2023, data shows

For the first time, Alber­ta’s oil and gas indus­try has exceed­ed the province’s own…

Poilievre has the most room to move, but he also has to make sure ‘he doesn’t make a mistake,’ say pollsters

Poilievre has the most room to move, but he also has to make sure ‘he doesn’t make a mistake,’ say pollsters

A string of opin­ion polls show net neg­a­tive or sin­gle-dig­it favoura­bil­i­ty…

Canada to start 30-day consultation to impose surtax on Chinese EVs

    Canada to start 30-day consultation to impose surtax on Chinese EVs

    Finance Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land says Cana­da is inves­ti­gat­ing whether to impose…

    Polls open today in Toronto byelection that's considered a crucial test for Trudeau

    Polls open today in Toronto byelection that's considered a crucial test for Trudeau

    Even a mar­gin­al Lib­er­al win could be trou­ble­some for the prime min­is­ter:…

    The Race Next Door: “A heartbeat away”.

    The Race Next Door: “A heartbeat away”.

    In 1892, Thomas Reed (who went on to be Speak­er of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives)…

    Ontario Liberal MP's map of Canada forgets P.E.I., Yukon

    Ontario Liberal MP's map of Canada forgets P.E.I., Yukon

    Yasir Naqvi’s map of Cana­da map depicts a coun­try Cana­di­ans are not famil­iar…

    Hogue says nominations a ‘gateway’ for foreign interference, but Marland says parties ‘wary about the state having rules limiting what they do’

    Hogue says nominations a ‘gateway’ for foreign interference, but Marland says parties ‘wary about the state having rules limiting what they do’

    For­eign inter­fer­ence has put a spot­light on long­stand­ing con­cerns about the…



    NATO head says 'no imminent threat' to alliance member countries NOW PLAYING

    NATO head says 'no imminent threat' to alliance member countries NOW PLAYING

    NATO Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al Jens Stoltenberg is not wor­ried about mil­i­tary attacks on…

    Eyes pinned to Toronto byelection as safe Liberal seat teeters under Trudeau

    Eyes pinned to Toronto byelection as safe Liberal seat teeters under Trudeau

    Leslie Church seemed to know exact­ly what was com­ing as she sat down for an inter­view…

    Conservative surge combined with ballot confusion could crack a Liberal stronghold in Toronto byelection

    Conservative surge combined with ballot confusion could crack a Liberal stronghold in Toronto byelection

    Grow­ing polit­i­cal dis­con­tent in a Lib­er­al strong­hold could lead to…

    Dental groups reject Liberal claim that Conservatives are fuelling opposition to new plan — instead claiming it’s Ottawa spreading misinformation

    Dental groups reject Liberal claim that Conservatives are fuelling opposition to new plan — instead claiming it’s Ottawa spreading misinformation

    The heads of sev­er­al den­tal groups are reject­ing a Lib­er­al minister’s fram­ing…

    RCMP chief says he hopes MPs don't name politicians accused of aiding foreign powers in the House

    RCMP chief says he hopes MPs don't name politicians accused of aiding foreign powers in the House

    The head of RCMP says he’s uneasy with the idea that politi­cians could use their…

    Proposed legislation would ensure flight attendants are paid for pre- and post-flight duties

    Proposed legislation would ensure flight attendants are paid for pre- and post-flight duties

    Con­ser­v­a­tive MP Lianne Rood has put for­ward a pri­vate mem­ber’s bill that…

    'Politics in full sentences:' Nenshi returns to public life as leader of Alberta NDP

    'Politics in full sentences:' Nenshi returns to public life as leader of Alberta NDP

    Before he launched a cam­paign that would see him take over as leader of Alber­ta’s…

    Good Talk - The Byelection Stakes Couldn't Be Higher

    Good Talk - The Byelection Stakes Couldn't Be Higher

    Mon­day night, June 24th, is byelec­tion night in the Toron­to rid­ing of Toron­to-St…

    Liberals expecting to win Toronto-St. Paul’s byelection despite poor polling for Trudeau

    Liberals expecting to win Toronto-St. Paul’s byelection despite poor polling for Trudeau

    Lib­er­als have held the rid­ing of Toron­to-St. Paul’s for three decades, but head­ing…

    Conservatives avoid staking out clear position on supervised consumption sites

    Conservatives avoid staking out clear position on supervised consumption sites

    As debate around the Lib­er­als’ drug pol­i­cy dom­i­nat­ed parts of the spring House of…

    Video online appears to show person spitting on MP Marco Mendicino in Ottawa

    Video online appears to show person spitting on MP Marco Mendicino in Ottawa

    A video cir­cu­lat­ing on Red­dit appears to show a per­son approach­ing Lib­er­al…

    'It was worth it': Former Alberta premier Rachel Notley bids farewell as NDP leader

    'It was worth it': Former Alberta premier Rachel Notley bids farewell as NDP leader

    Alber­ta NDP Leader Rachel Not­ley has for­mal­ly bid good­bye to the par­ty that, on her…

    There's an old problem Canada's new foreign-interference law won't fix

    There's an old problem Canada's new foreign-interference law won't fix

    To under­stand Canada’s fail­ure to crim­i­nal­ly pros­e­cute for­eign col­lu­sion, an…

    Farmers in Saskatchewan say they don't feel they're being heard by the federal government

    Farmers in Saskatchewan say they don't feel they're being heard by the federal government

    On the sur­face, last week’s Canada’s Farm Show in Regi­na was all about excit­ing new…

    Top Mountie says he's keen on Ottawa's plan for a 'separate and distinct' federal policing unit

    Top Mountie says he's keen on Ottawa's plan for a 'separate and distinct' federal policing unit

    A loom­ing shake­up in how the RCM­P’s fed­er­al polic­ing wing tack­les nation­al…

    Billionaire businessman James K. Irving dead at 96

    Billionaire businessman James K. Irving dead at 96

    The fam­i­ly of Cana­di­an bil­lion­aire busi­ness­man James K. Irv­ing has announced his…

    Ontario Science Centre abruptly closing due to structural issues

    Ontario Science Centre abruptly closing due to structural issues

    The Ontario Sci­ence Cen­tre is abrupt­ly clos­ing at the end of the day today, after…

    Liberal MP Housefather's appointment to role fighting antisemitism delayed by concerns about caucus divisions

    Liberal MP Housefather's appointment to role fighting antisemitism delayed by concerns about caucus divisions

    A pro­pos­al to appoint Lib­er­al MP Antho­ny House­fa­ther to a new role fight­ing…

    Head of NATO singles out Trudeau as friend and staunch defender of Ukraine

    Head of NATO singles out Trudeau as friend and staunch defender of Ukraine

    Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau and NATO Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al Jens Stoltenberg met for…

    US Poli

    Here's a look at Trump's VP shortlist and why each contender may get picked or fall short

    Here's a look at Trump's VP shortlist and why each contender may get picked or fall short

    NEW YORK (AP) — Don­ald Trump has nar­rowed his vice pres­i­den­tial short­list to…

    The Race Next Door: “A heartbeat away”.

    The Race Next Door: “A heartbeat away”.

    In 1892, Thomas Reed (who went on to be Speak­er of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives)…

    Trump endorses Ten Commandments in schools, implores evangelical Christians to vote in November

    Trump endorses Ten Commandments in schools, implores evangelical Christians to vote in November

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Don­ald Trump told a group of evan­gel­i­cals they ​“can­not…

    Former CNN anchor takes on professor in primary aimed at finding Democrat who can win on Long Island

    Former CNN anchor takes on professor in primary aimed at finding Democrat who can win on Long Island

    A for­mer CNN anchor and a retired chem­istry pro­fes­sor are fac­ing off in…

    The Context

    The Context: Natural Health Products in Canada

      The Context: Natural Health Products in Canada

      The Con­text host Annette Goern­er sits down with Aaron Skel­ton, Pres­i­dent and CEO of…

      The Context: The state of critical work in Canada

        The Context: The state of critical work in Canada

        The Con­text host Annette Goern­er sits down with Der­rick Hynes, Pres­i­dent of…

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        WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty in deal with US and be freed from prison

        WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty in deal with US and be freed from prison

        WASHINGTON (AP) — Wik­iLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty to a felony…

        Princess Anne sustains injuries and concussion in an 'incident,' Buckingham Palace says

        Princess Anne sustains injuries and concussion in an 'incident,' Buckingham Palace says

        Buck­ing­ham Palace says Princess Anne(opens in a new tab) has sus­tained minor…

        An Israel offensive into Lebanon risks an Iranian military response, top US military leader says

        ESPARGOS, Cape Verde (AP) — The top U.S. mil­i­tary offi­cer said Sun­day that an Israeli…

        NY prosecutors urge judge to keep gag order blocking Trump from criticizing jurors who convicted him

        NY prosecutors urge judge to keep gag order blocking Trump from criticizing jurors who convicted him

        NEW YORK (AP) — Man­hat­tan pros­e­cu­tors are urg­ing the judge over­see­ing Don­ald…

        Putin says Russia and North Korea have vowed to aid each other if attacked in new partnership deal

        Putin says Russia and North Korea have vowed to aid each other if attacked in new partnership deal

        Russ­ian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin and North Kore­an leader Kim Jong Un signed…

        Think Tank

        Critical resilience – Russia, hybrid threats, and subsea fibre-optic cables in Canada’s Arctic

        Critical resilience – Russia, hybrid threats, and subsea fibre-optic cables in Canada’s Arctic

        Nei­ther gov­ern­ments nor the media have had very much to say to date about hybrid…

        Conquering the Next Frontier in Bridging the Digital Divide

        Conquering the Next Frontier in Bridging the Digital Divide

        Hav­ing reli­able access to the inter­net is a fun­da­men­tal part of every­day…

        Canada’s Security Classification Framework: The Biggest Impediment to Realizing Our Digital Ambition

        Canada’s Security Classification Framework: The Biggest Impediment to Realizing Our Digital Ambition

        In 2022, the Gov­ern­ment of Cana­da, under the lead­er­ship of the Chief Infor­ma­tion…


        Substacks

        A collection of SubStack publishing within Canadian public affairs.

        Who will arrest Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu?

        Who will arrest Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu?

        Are inter­na­tion­al arrest war­rants for Israel’s Netanyahu and Hamas’ Sin­war and…

        The State of the Writ, Year 3

        The State of the Writ, Year 3

        Time flies when you’re hav­ing fun — and so it’s remark­able that it is already the…

        Shackleton's last ship was a dud for polar exploration

        Shackleton's last ship was a dud for polar exploration

        Sir Ernest Shackleton’s last expe­di­tion ship, which was locat­ed on the seafloor off…

        Podcasts

        How They Crushed Wikileaks

          How They Crushed Wikileaks

          This was a time when Assange and oth­er punks like him were run­ning cir­cles around…

          Carbon tax and conspiracy theories: What’s happening in Saskatchewan politics?

            Carbon tax and conspiracy theories: What’s happening in Saskatchewan politics?

            Farm­ers are not feel­ing the love from Ottawa, these days. Some in Saskatchewan told The…

            Heading into summer, with MP George Chahal

              Heading into summer, with MP George Chahal

              Host Peter Maz­ereeuw speaks with Cal­gary MP George Cha­hal about the city’s water…

              Sun’s out, political guns out

                Sun’s out, political guns out

                The House may have adjourned for sum­mer, but the pol­i­tics are heat­ing up. In this…