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Five key takeaways from CBC's interview with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Five key takeaways from CBC's interview with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau says the ongo­ing pub­lic inquiry into for­eign inter­fer­ence is ​“a very clear way” to inform Cana­di­ans on how alarmed they should be about an explo­sive report that alleges some par­lia­men­tar­i­ans are help­ing…

Trudeau says Canadians should be 'wary' of leaders who say foreign interference hasn't touched their teams

Trudeau says Canadians should be 'wary' of leaders who say foreign interference hasn't touched their teams

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau says Cana­di­ans should be wary of polit­i­cal lead­ers…

Asked about low polling numbers, Trudeau says Canadians are not in 'decision mode' yet

Asked about low polling numbers, Trudeau says Canadians are not in 'decision mode' yet

When asked whether his own low approval rat­ing could be hurt­ing his par­ty, Prime…

Rising economic indicators pushing Canada further from NATO spending target, MPs hear

Rising economic indicators pushing Canada further from NATO spending target, MPs hear

New­ly revised eco­nom­ic data sug­gests Canada’s pledge to bring its defence spend­ing…

Interference inquiry to ‘shed light’ on allegations parliamentarians colluded

Interference inquiry to ‘shed light’ on allegations parliamentarians colluded

The pub­lic inquiry into for­eign inter­fer­ence will probe explo­sive alle­ga­tions…

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Positive consumer confidence over the past four weeks buoyed up by views on the future strength of the economy, job security and personal finances

Positive consumer confidence over the past four weeks buoyed up by views on the future strength of the economy, job security and personal finances

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

Canadians React to the Bank of Canada Interest Rate Cut

Canadians React to the Bank of Canada Interest Rate Cut

Between June 6 and 13 2024, Aba­cus Data con­duct­ed a nation­wide sur­vey…



Opinion

Taiwan at the Centre of the Coming Age of AI: An Opportunity for Canada
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…

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Emissions cap not possible without oil, gas production cuts: Deloitte

Emissions cap not possible without oil, gas production cuts: Deloitte

Cana­di­an oil and gas com­pa­nies fac­ing a fed­er­al­ly imposed emis­sions cap…

Foreign music streamers appeal to heritage minister to intervene over Bill C-11 payments

Foreign music streamers appeal to heritage minister to intervene over Bill C-11 payments

Music stream­ers, includ­ing Spo­ti­fy, Ama­zon and Apple Music, have appealed to…

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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…

Chrystia Freeland: A fairer tax system to benefit all Canadians

Chrystia Freeland: A fairer tax system to benefit all Canadians

Cap­i­tal gains changes will affect a small num­ber of well-off Cana­di­ans, but…



Opinion (Continued)

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…

The Geopolitical Economy: Nationalism, Populism and a New ‘Yes, We Can’

The Geopolitical Economy: Nationalism, Populism and a New ‘Yes, We Can’

The real­i­ty today is an uncom­fort­able mix of geopo­lit­i­cal tur­moil, ris­ing…

For Poilievre, ignorance of the foreign interference report is not bliss

For Poilievre, ignorance of the foreign interference report is not bliss

The Nation­al Post’s Tristin Hop­per did a fine job this week explain­ing the…

Olivia Chow’s greatest vulnerability? Her friends

Olivia Chow’s greatest vulnerability? Her friends

Imag­ine the con­fu­sion. Toronto’s most labour friend­ly may­or in recent mem­o­ry and…

“It’s bull——:” How Ottawa insiders really feel about Justin Trudeau’s handling of the foreign interference probe

“It’s bull——:” How Ottawa insiders really feel about Justin Trudeau’s handling of the foreign interference probe

Eighty years ago, cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko walked out of the Sovi­et embassy in Ottawa…

New research shows engaged women know that embracing Canadian energy can tackle affordability and make life easier. Will our government follow suit?

New research shows engaged women know that embracing Canadian energy can tackle affordability and make life easier. Will our government follow suit?

Whether it’s turn­ing on the lights, fill­ing up your tank, or adjust­ing the…

Political Pulse Panel: Federal leaders differ on intelligence report implications

Political Pulse Panel: Federal leaders differ on intelligence report implications

Par­ty insid­ers dis­cuss a week of rev­e­la­tions, con­fu­sion and con­tra­dic­tion…

Ottawa’s Response to the Trucker Protest Was Doomed from the Start

Ottawa’s Response to the Trucker Protest Was Doomed from the Start

THE STORY OF how Ottawa failed to deal effec­tive­ly with the three-week ​“Free­dom…

Poilievre wriggles out of the Liberal trap, with a commitment to much broader tax reform

Poilievre wriggles out of the Liberal trap, with a commitment to much broader tax reform

We would appear, as Woody Allen once said, to stand at a cross­roads: ​“One path…



Canada should give doctors every incentive to stay. By hiking capital gains, it’s doing the opposite

Canada should give doctors every incentive to stay. By hiking capital gains, it’s doing the opposite

There is one very good rea­son why the Lib­er­als could not enter­tain the request from…

Recalling a Prime Minister’s visit to Stirling on the Rt. Hon. Arthur Meighen’s 150th birthday

Recalling a Prime Minister’s visit to Stirling on the Rt. Hon. Arthur Meighen’s 150th birthday

All eyes were on tiny Stir­ling on August 11, 1920. Cana­da had a new prime…

Will someone please tell us already how exactly our democracy is being undermined?

Will someone please tell us already how exactly our democracy is being undermined?

If you ever stud­ied phi­los­o­phy you’ll be famil­iar with Plato’s alle­go­ry of the…

Ottawa’s cruising for another trade bruising from Donald Trump

Ottawa’s cruising for another trade bruising from Donald Trump

The sense that Trump would guar­an­tee Cana­da access to U.S. mar­kets under the…

Alberta's war room waves the white flag

Alberta's war room waves the white flag

When for­mer Alber­ta pre­mier Jason Ken­ney first intro­duced the idea of an oil and gas…

Canadian politicians are modelling the LGBTQ+ scapegoating of Eastern Europe

Canadian politicians are modelling the LGBTQ+ scapegoating of Eastern Europe

Anew report by Over Zero, a research and train­ing group found­ed in response to the…

Poilievre takes the dare When springing a trap, try not to give six weeks' notice

Poilievre takes the dare When springing a trap, try not to give six weeks' notice

Some­body should write a book about Justin Trudeau and box­ing metaphors. One…

Our toxic politics claims its latest victim

Our toxic politics claims its latest victim

At some point, even for the tough­est of cook­ies, enough is enough. After years of…

Pierre Poilievre’s vision for Canada: Heaven for the very rich and squat for everyone else

Pierre Poilievre’s vision for Canada: Heaven for the very rich and squat for everyone else

Pierre Poilievre often calls Cana­da ​“bro­ken,” but he rarely reveals that his dream…

A matter of expectations - Alberta and opioids III: You can't always just stop

A matter of expectations - Alberta and opioids III: You can't always just stop

Street fam­i­ly My tour guide for much of my vis­it to Edmon­ton was Dr. Mon­ty Ghosh,…



So many self-inflicted wounds, so few allies. Alberta's energy war room was long doomed

So many self-inflicted wounds, so few allies. Alberta's energy war room was long doomed

It was nev­er real­ly the war room that for­mer Alber­ta pre­mier Jason Ken­ney dreamed…

This country can always find plenty of reasons to do nothing about national security

This country can always find plenty of reasons to do nothing about national security

You must under­stand: there is noth­ing any­one can do. I know, I know. It is…

Stargate: AI’s $100 Billion Portal is Coming and Here’s What You Need to Know

Stargate: AI’s $100 Billion Portal is Coming and Here’s What You Need to Know

Microsoft and Ope­nAI have announced plans to build a $100 bil­lion super­com­put­er to…

The minister who cried capital gains

The minister who cried capital gains

The air of des­per­a­tion around the Lib­er­al gov­ern­ment is grow­ing more intense. For…

Elizabeth May just schooled Pierre Poilievre and Justin Trudeau on the right way to handle foreign interference

Elizabeth May just schooled Pierre Poilievre and Justin Trudeau on the right way to handle foreign interference

Eliz­a­beth May real­ly knows how to wreck a par­ty. Just when it seemed like all of…

Doug Ford wants to steal Pierre Poilievre’s thunder for his own re-election bid

Doug Ford wants to steal Pierre Poilievre’s thunder for his own re-election bid

If you’re won­der­ing what keeps Doug Ford awake at night, how he spends every wak­ing…

Freeland’s futile capital gains gambit to embarrass the Conservatives

Freeland’s futile capital gains gambit to embarrass the Conservatives

Finance Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land appears to be attempt­ing to embar­rass Pierre…

Capital gains changes are nothing more than a middle-class tax hike — and voters know it

Capital gains changes are nothing more than a middle-class tax hike — and voters know it

Watch close­ly. That’s what Finance Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land wants Cana­di­ans to…

Party leaders have the ability to step up and clean house of alleged colluders

Party leaders have the ability to step up and clean house of alleged colluders

The shock­ing report released by the Nation­al Secu­ri­ty and Intel­li­gence Com­mit­tee…

Pierre Poilievre doesn’t want to talk about foreign interference

Pierre Poilievre doesn’t want to talk about foreign interference

Pierre Poilievre isn’t exact­ly known for hold­ing his tongue, least of all when it’s on…

NSICOP report more than a Pandora’s box of bad news for Canadian democracy

NSICOP report more than a Pandora’s box of bad news for Canadian democracy

The more secre­tive a soci­ety gets, the less demo­c­ra­t­ic it becomes. As The…

We were too quick to reject the ‘lab leaks’ theory. But we shouldn’t be quick to embrace it, either

We were too quick to reject the ‘lab leaks’ theory. But we shouldn’t be quick to embrace it, either

Sci­en­tists didn’t crack the who­dun­nit quick­ly. For years they didn’t know where the…

What could have been for reconciliation

What could have been for reconciliation

What could have been for rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, British Colum­bia, North­west…

News (Continued)

The Liberals and Conservatives are fighting over CBC’s NHL playoffs coverage. Here’s what’s actually going on

The Liberals and Conservatives are fighting over CBC’s NHL playoffs coverage. Here’s what’s actually going on

It’s an inevitabil­i­ty that is per­haps even more cer­tain than the Edmon­ton Oil­ers’…

Three adults dead in shooting in north Toronto, daycare cleared

    Three adults dead in shooting in north Toronto, daycare cleared

    Three adults died in the lob­by of an office space in north Toron­to on Mon­day after…

    Referendum on sovereignty would be 'irresponsible,' Quebec premier says

      Referendum on sovereignty would be 'irresponsible,' Quebec premier says

      Que­bec Pre­mier François Legault says he isn’t rul­ing out​hold­ing a ref­er­en­dum…



      Navalny's widow to meet with Trudeau, Joly in Ottawa on Tuesday

      Navalny's widow to meet with Trudeau, Joly in Ottawa on Tuesday

      The wid­ow of for­mer Russ­ian oppo­si­tion leader Alex­ei Naval­ny is expect­ed to meet…

      Halifax MP Fillmore to leave federal politics ahead of expected mayoral run

      Halifax MP Fillmore to leave federal politics ahead of expected mayoral run

      Lib­er­al MP Andy Fill­more says he won’t return to the House of Com­mons in the fall.…

      Blair defends navy's Cuba visit, says critics may be 'confused' about its purpose

      Blair defends navy's Cuba visit, says critics may be 'confused' about its purpose

      Defence Min­is­ter Bill Blair says he was act­ing on advice from the mil­i­tary when he…

      Green Party leader calls on colleagues to discuss contentious NSICOP report in private

      Green Party leader calls on colleagues to discuss contentious NSICOP report in private

      Green Par­ty Leader Eliz­a­beth May says it’s time for her fel­low par­ty lead­ers to sit…

      Rachel Notley: Alberta's progressive politics giant prepares to step aside

      Rachel Notley: Alberta's progressive politics giant prepares to step aside

      Toward the end of the 2015 Alber­ta elec­tion cam­paign, NDP Leader Rachel Not­ley…

      Ottawa set to stop open-net salmon farms in B.C., giving the industry 5 years to transition

      Ottawa set to stop open-net salmon farms in B.C., giving the industry 5 years to transition

      The Lib­er­al gov­ern­ment intends to move ahead with its 2019 cam­paign com­mit­ment to…

      Lawyer for officer suing federal government calls for outside probe of military police

      Lawyer for officer suing federal government calls for outside probe of military police

      The lawyer rep­re­sent­ing the for­mer head of the Cana­di­an Armed Forces per­son­nel…

      Can a Senate bill to regulate sports betting ads reach the finish line in this Parliament?

      Can a Senate bill to regulate sports betting ads reach the finish line in this Parliament?

      A sen­a­tor’s push to cur­tail the unchecked pro­mo­tion of sports bet­ting is work­ing…

      ‘Loose’ nominations need tightening to combat foreign interference, say political players

      ‘Loose’ nominations need tightening to combat foreign interference, say political players

      Par­ty lead­ers who have so far read the unredact­ed ver­sion of a recent bomb­shell…



      Canada promised an air defence system to Ukraine 18 months ago. It still hasn't arrived

      Canada promised an air defence system to Ukraine 18 months ago. It still hasn't arrived

      Ukraine’s min­is­ter of for­eign affairs, Dmytro Kule­ba, says his coun­try is in urgent…

      Trudeau says he has 'concerns' about some findings of foreign interference report

      Trudeau says he has 'concerns' about some findings of foreign interference report

      Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau says he has con­cerns about some of the find­ings of…

      Trudeau says Russia needs to be accountable for 'genocide' of taking Ukrainian kids

      Trudeau says Russia needs to be accountable for 'genocide' of taking Ukrainian kids

      Rus­sia must be held account­able for ​“an ele­ment of geno­cide” it’s per­pe­trat­ing by…

      Foreign Affairs Minister insists there are no ‘traitors’ in Liberal caucus

      Foreign Affairs Minister insists there are no ‘traitors’ in Liberal caucus

      For­eign Affairs Min­is­ter Melanie Joly insists there are no ​“trai­tors” in the…

      Post-Interest Rate Cut, Conservatives lead by 20 and Liberal vote share drops to lowest level since 2015.

      Post-Interest Rate Cut, Conservatives lead by 20 and Liberal vote share drops to lowest level since 2015.

      From June 6 to 13, Aba­cus Data con­duct­ed a nation­al sur­vey of 1,550…

      Environment Canada says it can now rapidly link high-heat weather events to climate change

      Environment Canada says it can now rapidly link high-heat weather events to climate change

      Envi­ron­ment and Cli­mate Change Cana­da says it’s now able to pub­licly iden­ti­fy…

      Trudeau calls into question findings of stunning watchdog foreign interference report

      Trudeau calls into question findings of stunning watchdog foreign interference report

      Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau says he has con­cerns with how con­clu­sions were…

      It’s common practice for MPs. But amid foreign-interference claims, some say it’s time for it to be banned

      It’s common practice for MPs. But amid foreign-interference claims, some say it’s time for it to be banned

      Star analy­sis finds it has hap­pened more than 100 times since 2016, when for­eign…

      This isn’t just another byelection in Toronto — it might reveal the future for Justin Trudeau and Pierre Poilievre. Here’s what’s at stake

      This isn’t just another byelection in Toronto — it might reveal the future for Justin Trudeau and Pierre Poilievre. Here’s what’s at stake

      It’s a fas­ci­nat­ing polit­i­cal petri dish under the micro­scope by par­ties,…

      Trudeau says co-operation coming with Modi, but short on specifics

      Trudeau says co-operation coming with Modi, but short on specifics

      India and Cana­da will co-oper­ate on a range of impor­tant issues, Prime Min­is­ter…

      Good Talk - Treason, Traitors or Not?

      Good Talk - Treason, Traitors or Not?

      Who to believe? Who would you believe if you had a choice between believ­ing…

      Canadians — and Liberals — split on giving the undocumented status: immigration minister

      Canadians — and Liberals — split on giving the undocumented status: immigration minister

      Immi­gra­tion Min­is­ter Marc Miller says the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment is con­tin­u­ing to…

      'We need to pull our weight': Top soldier on feds' defence spending record

      'We need to pull our weight': Top soldier on feds' defence spending record

      Out­go­ing Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre says Cana­da is unpre­pared to meet…

      Naheed Nenshi has launched his political return. Is Alberta ready for him and his purple socks?

      Naheed Nenshi has launched his political return. Is Alberta ready for him and his purple socks?

      In those times when a truck-sized pipe shat­ters, throt­tling the water sup­ply to…

      Trudeau won’t say if Liberal MPs allegedly conspired with foreign states

      Trudeau won’t say if Liberal MPs allegedly conspired with foreign states

      Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau would not say if cur­rent mem­bers of the Lib­er­al…

      Poilievre would accept CSIS briefing if spy agency has any concerns about his caucus or party

      Poilievre would accept CSIS briefing if spy agency has any concerns about his caucus or party

      Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre’s office says Cana­di­an Secu­ri­ty…

      PM travels to Switzerland for peace summit as Ukraine faces setbacks on the battlefield

      PM travels to Switzerland for peace summit as Ukraine faces setbacks on the battlefield

      Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau heads to Switzer­land today for a peace sum­mit as…

      Canadian warship sharing an anchorage with Russian vessels in Cuba

      Canadian warship sharing an anchorage with Russian vessels in Cuba

      The Roy­al Cana­di­an Navy now finds itself in the unusu­al posi­tion of both shad­ow­ing…

      Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown turns to the U.S. for tips to solve Canada's auto theft problem

      Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown turns to the U.S. for tips to solve Canada's auto theft problem

      Bramp­ton May­or Patrick Brown trav­elled to the Port Newark Con­tain­er Ter­mi­nal in…

      US Poli

      Biden's campaign announces a $50 million advertising blitz highlighting Trump's conviction

      Biden's campaign announces a $50 million advertising blitz highlighting Trump's conviction

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s reelec­tion cam­paign is spend­ing $50 mil­lion…

      Hollywood stars help Biden raise $28 million during a fundraiser featuring dire warnings about Trump

      Hollywood stars help Biden raise $28 million during a fundraiser featuring dire warnings about Trump

      LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Hol­ly­wood’s bright­est stars head­lined a glitzy…

      Trump once defied the NRA to ban bump stocks. He now says he 'did nothing' to restrict guns

      Trump once defied the NRA to ban bump stocks. He now says he 'did nothing' to restrict guns

      Less than six years ago, then-Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump took on the influ­en­tial gun…

      Senate Republicans block bill on women's right to IVF as Democrats make push on reproductive care

      Senate Republicans block bill on women's right to IVF as Democrats make push on reproductive care

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen­ate Repub­li­cans blocked leg­is­la­tion that would make it…

      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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          An ounce of prevention: Now is the time to take action on H5N1 avian flu, because the stakes are enormous

          An ounce of prevention: Now is the time to take action on H5N1 avian flu, because the stakes are enormous

          Bird flu pos­es a mas­sive threat, and the poten­tial for a cat­a­stroph­ic new…

          The White House isn't ruling out a potential commutation for Hunter Biden after his conviction

          The White House isn't ruling out a potential commutation for Hunter Biden after his conviction

          ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The White House is not rul­ing out a poten­tial…

          President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, is convicted of all 3 felonies in federal gun trial

          President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, is convicted of all 3 felonies in federal gun trial

          WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Hunter Biden was con­vict­ed Tues­day of all three felony charges…

          Jurors will resume deliberations in the federal gun case against President Joe Biden's son Hunter

          Jurors will resume deliberations in the federal gun case against President Joe Biden's son Hunter

          WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jurors will resume delib­er­a­tions Tues­day in the crim­i­nal…

          EU election: despite uncertainty, major division on trade unlikely, experts say

          EU election: despite uncertainty, major division on trade unlikely, experts say

          Experts say Canada’s trade rela­tion­ship with the Euro­pean Union isn’t nec­es­sar­i­ly…

          Think Tank

          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…

          Eurasian North – The geopolitics of Russia and China in the Arctic

          Eurasian North – The geopolitics of Russia and China in the Arctic

          What should be our expec­ta­tions of the Chi­na-Rus­sia rela­tion­ship in the Arc­tic?…

          Hard constraints – The supply and demand of NATO in the Indo-Pacific

          Hard constraints – The supply and demand of NATO in the Indo-Pacific

          Ana­lysts and pol­i­cy-mak­ers increas­ing­ly rec­og­nize that the Euro-Atlantic and the…


          Substacks

          A collection of SubStack publishing within Canadian public affairs.

          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…

          Traffic jam on RCMP car lots

          Traffic jam on RCMP car lots

          A three-year freeze on the sale of used RCMP vehi­cles has cre­at­ed such huge stor­age…

          Podcasts

          Nature is SO Gay

            Nature is SO Gay

            25 years ago, one Cana­di­an sci­en­tist wrote a book that detailed the…

            The divide over undocumented migrants in Canada

              The divide over undocumented migrants in Canada

              The world is grap­pling with a migra­tion issue, and Canada’s immi­gra­tion…

              Green Party Leader Elizabeth May explains the foreign interference report

                Green Party Leader Elizabeth May explains the foreign interference report

                Green Par­ty Leader Eliz­a­beth May is one of just a few MPs who have seen the…

                Foreign interference: to be alarmed, or not to be alarmed?

                  Foreign interference: to be alarmed, or not to be alarmed?

                  At Issue this week: NDP leader Jag­meet Singh says he’s more alarmed than ever after…