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Face supplant: minister recognition neither ‘net positive nor negative’ for Liberal election, leadership hopes, say politicos

Face supplant: minister recognition neither ‘net positive nor negative’ for Liberal election, leadership hopes, say politicos

The depar­ture of Sea­mus O’Regan from the Lib­er­als’ front bench will only fur­ther erode par­ty uni­ty and efforts to quell dis­sent and dis­sat­is­fac­tion with Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau’s lead­er­ship, say politi­cos. But whether or not…

Joe Biden was compelled to stand down — could Trudeau go next?

Joe Biden was compelled to stand down — could Trudeau go next?

On Sun­day after­noon, Justin Trudeau praised Joe Biden as an Amer­i­can patri­ot. ​“He’s…

Immigration Minister Marc Miller on international students, asylum seekers and life in the hotseat — plus an admission about one promise

Immigration Minister Marc Miller on international students, asylum seekers and life in the hotseat — plus an admission about one promise

It was a day after his con­stituen­cy office was found van­dal­ized, with win­dows…

Decision to parachute Trudeau's choice into Montreal byelection shocks would-be candidates

Decision to parachute Trudeau's choice into Montreal byelection shocks would-be candidates

A deci­sion by Cana­di­an Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau to pre­vent Lib­er­al Par­ty…

BQ shows agitation as Poilievre's Conservatives drive a wedge into Quebec's politics

BQ shows agitation as Poilievre's Conservatives drive a wedge into Quebec's politics

Yves-François Blanchet’s recent rav­ing about his par­ty’s poll num­bers is unusu­al in…

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Harris leads Trump 44% to 42% in US presidential race, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds

    Harris leads Trump 44% to 42% in US presidential race, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds

    Vice Pres­i­dent Kamala Har­ris opened up a mar­gin­al two-per­cent­age-point lead…

    Conservatives lead by 15

    Conservatives lead by 15

    The Week­ly Nanos Track­ing is pro­duced by the Nanos Research Cor­po­ra­tion,…



    Opinion

    The Liberal ship is adrift. If the captain will not change course, will the crew?

    The Liberal ship is adrift. If the captain will not change course, will the crew?

    One begins to long for the deci­sive­ness and effi­cien­cy of the Amer­i­can polit­i­cal…

    Kamala Harris has entered the chat

    Kamala Harris has entered the chat

    Any­one else exhaust­ed from liv­ing in unprece­dent­ed times? On July 21, Unit­ed States…

    News

    Privacy commissioner probing customers' claims they can't delete PC Optimum accounts

    Privacy commissioner probing customers' claims they can't delete PC Optimum accounts

    The Office of the Pri­va­cy Com­mis­sion­er of Cana­da says it’s opened an…

    One of Canada's new navy ships stopped in Hawaii after taking on water

    One of Canada's new navy ships stopped in Hawaii after taking on water

    One of the coun­try’s newest navy ships is tied up in a U.S. port after it sprung…

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    Facing a credit downgrade, Liberals fail to brand a new tax as “fair”.

    Facing a credit downgrade, Liberals fail to brand a new tax as “fair”.

    As any­one with cred­it cards, a mort­gage, stu­dent loans, or a car pay­ment…

    Clearing up Misinformation on the Canada Carbon Rebate.


    Opinion (Continued)

    Liberal comms are an increasingly desperate cry for help

    Liberal comms are an increasingly desperate cry for help

    “The CEO of Elec­tions Cana­da has indi­cat­ed his oppo­si­tion to it, and let me just…

    In 48 hours, Kamala Harris became an unprecedented political lightning bolt. Is there a lesson for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals?

    In 48 hours, Kamala Harris became an unprecedented political lightning bolt. Is there a lesson for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals?

    It is rare that one event can upend an entire polit­i­cal land­scape overnight. But it…

    China aims to keep Mélanie Joly in line — is she even aware?

    China aims to keep Mélanie Joly in line — is she even aware?

    When­ev­er a Cana­di­an politi­cian trav­els abroad, it’s always use­ful to see how…

    How Scott Moe Moved Saskatchewan—and Canada—Further Right

    How Scott Moe Moved Saskatchewan—and Canada—Further Right

    ONE EVENING IN Jan­u­ary 2018, Scott Moe, a for­mer Saskatchewan envi­ron­ment…

    Whether it’s President Harris or President Trump, Canada will have an uphill battle after the U.S. election

    Whether it’s President Harris or President Trump, Canada will have an uphill battle after the U.S. election

    Let’s rec­og­nize that U.S. Pres­i­dent Joe Biden per­formed the rarest of polit­i­cal…

    What do you get when Big Tech mixes things up with populism? Let's keep an eye on JD Vance
    Does Joe Biden’s departure change things for ‘Team Canada’? Justin Trudeau has a plan, and he’s standing his ground

    Does Joe Biden’s departure change things for ‘Team Canada’? Justin Trudeau has a plan, and he’s standing his ground

    Justin Trudeau kept it sim­ple with his state­ment on Joe Biden’s deci­sion to bow out of…

    Fear ringed by anger defines the new GOP

    Fear ringed by anger defines the new GOP

    Pol­i­tics has always had its share of self-inter­est­ed fak­ers mas­querad­ing as…

    Why Canada Should Worry about Trump’s Second Coming

    Why Canada Should Worry about Trump’s Second Coming

    LATE IN APRIL 2023, prime-time broad­cast­er Tuck­er Carl­son was set to air, on Fox…

    Kamala Harris is better for Canada – and the world – than another Trump White House

    Kamala Harris is better for Canada – and the world – than another Trump White House

    There are good rea­sons to believe that a Kamala Har­ris admin­is­tra­tion would be…



    Nothing reflects better on Joe Biden’s long career than his decision to leave the presidential race. But it was still a political execution

    Nothing reflects better on Joe Biden’s long career than his decision to leave the presidential race. But it was still a political execution

    “Noth­ing in his life,” Shake­speare wrote in ​“Mac­beth” of a noble­man who faced…

    Biden’s Parting Gift to Democrats: The Chance to Prove They’re the Sane Alternative

    Biden’s Parting Gift to Democrats: The Chance to Prove They’re the Sane Alternative

    The momen­tous­ness of Joe Biden’s deci­sion Sun­day to with­draw from the 2024…

    I launched the Loblaw boycott. Here’s why the new Grocery Code of Conduct gives me hope

    I launched the Loblaw boycott. Here’s why the new Grocery Code of Conduct gives me hope

    For Cana­di­ans strug­gling with the cost of liv­ing cri­sis, some hope came this week:…

    Trump’s denunciation of green energy ‘scams’ a major headache for Trudeau

    Trump’s denunciation of green energy ‘scams’ a major headache for Trudeau

    Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau’s cli­mate change poli­cies could be thrown into chaos if…

    The equalization system may be headed for a reckoning

    The equalization system may be headed for a reckoning

    In a coun­try where Saskatchewan refus­es to col­lect car­bon tax­es for home…

    Fearmongering about ‘drug dens’ is making Canada’s crisis worse

    Fearmongering about ‘drug dens’ is making Canada’s crisis worse

    In an ide­al world, drug pol­i­cy would be decid­ed by pub­lic health experts rather than…

    Instead of calling an early election, maybe it’s time for Doug Ford to think about retiring

    Instead of calling an early election, maybe it’s time for Doug Ford to think about retiring

    Maybe he should go. No, I am not talk­ing about Justin Trudeau or Joe Biden.…

    Netanyahu adds to the anguish of October 7 by refusing a state inquiry

    Netanyahu adds to the anguish of October 7 by refusing a state inquiry

    Daniel­la Gilboa is a beau­ti­ful 20-year-old Israeli woman and the spit­ting image…

    Do not remain calm. A second Trump presidency really will be that bad

    Do not remain calm. A second Trump presidency really will be that bad

    No, it is not going to be okay. With a sec­ond Don­ald Trump pres­i­den­cy seem­ing…

    We had good reasons to worry about our political culture even before the Trump shooting

    We had good reasons to worry about our political culture even before the Trump shooting

    The attempt­ed assas­si­na­tion of Don­ald Trump has led, inevitably and jus­ti­fi­ably,…



    Donald Trump’s rambling disaster of a speech did something no one could have predicted: Give Democrats hope

    Donald Trump’s rambling disaster of a speech did something no one could have predicted: Give Democrats hope

    There was only one thing Don­ald Trump could do Thurs­day night to tru­ly shock the…

    There’s a troubling amount of churn at the top of Canada’s public service

    There’s a troubling amount of churn at the top of Canada’s public service

    Is Canada’s pub­lic ser­vice qui­et­ly prepar­ing for the change in gov­ern­ment that…

    Bad policies, not poor messaging, will sink the Liberals

    Bad policies, not poor messaging, will sink the Liberals

    Last week, colum­nist Kim­ber­ley Strassel wrote in the Wall Street Jour­nal that the…

    Trudeau’s signature pot legalization is failing on all fronts

    Trudeau’s signature pot legalization is failing on all fronts

    Ottawa’s attempts to out­flank the illic­it mar­ket has been under­mined by the clum­sy…

    Hold the hypocrisy: Canadian leaders not practicing what they preach on political rhetoric

    Hold the hypocrisy: Canadian leaders not practicing what they preach on political rhetoric

    The after­math of the assas­si­na­tion attempt on for­mer Unit­ed States pres­i­dent…

    Danielle Smith wants a gentler politics. She’s welcome to start

    Danielle Smith wants a gentler politics. She’s welcome to start

    It didn’t take long for the Amer­i­can and Cana­di­an right to weaponize the…

    The quiet caucus

    The quiet caucus

    By the mea­sure of his­to­ry, this muf­fled inac­tion is either a remark­able show…

    Canada’s plan to meet its NATO targets is better late than never. Or is it?

    Canada’s plan to meet its NATO targets is better late than never. Or is it?

    Cana­da at NATO: A farce in three acts. Act One: As NATO lead­ers con­vened at last…

    Vulnerable people are caught between hyperbole and dismissed concerns

    Vulnerable people are caught between hyperbole and dismissed concerns

    Pierre Poilievre’s polar­iz­ing rhetoric will do noth­ing to improve cohab­i­ta­tion with…

    Broadcasting reform in Canada is going as expected – which is to say, badly

    Broadcasting reform in Canada is going as expected – which is to say, badly

    So far, the mod­ern­iza­tion of Canada’s broad­cast­ing sys­tem is going almost exact­ly…

    J.D. Vance heralds a tsunami of North American populism

    J.D. Vance heralds a tsunami of North American populism

    He cuts cuts a gen­er­a­tional fig­ure sim­i­lar to Con­ser­v­a­tive leader Pierre…

    Liberal MPs have the power to replace Trudeau — they just have to take it

    Liberal MPs have the power to replace Trudeau — they just have to take it

    The Amer­i­can Demo­c­ra­t­ic par­ty and the Cana­di­an Lib­er­al par­ty both have the…

    The Gunman and the Would-Be Dictator

    The Gunman and the Would-Be Dictator

    When a mad­man ham­mered near­ly to death the hus­band of then – House Speak­er…

    News (Continued)

    10 mansions that ‘common man’ Pierre Poilievre has fundraised in

    10 mansions that ‘common man’ Pierre Poilievre has fundraised in

    What do you get when a West­on, a Bronf­man, and a Stronach walk into…

    Feds were warned about setting 'significant precedent' with Ukraine visa program

    Feds were warned about setting 'significant precedent' with Ukraine visa program

    Court doc­u­ments show fed­er­al immi­gra­tion offi­cials warned that the gov­ern­ment…

    Could an opposition-backed call to turn over docs to the RCMP make it harder for the auditor general to do her job?

    Could an opposition-backed call to turn over docs to the RCMP make it harder for the auditor general to do her job?

    It was billed by its back­ers as a show of par­lia­men­tary force in…

    Trump destabilized Canada in 2016. Trudeau doesn’t want it to happen again.

    Trump destabilized Canada in 2016. Trudeau doesn’t want it to happen again.

    It could be a prob­lem for Cana­da that Don­ald Trump doesn’t like Justin Trudeau.…



    Influx of anti-drag 'grooming' emails preceded N.B.'s pronoun policy review, documents reveal

    Influx of anti-drag 'grooming' emails preceded N.B.'s pronoun policy review, documents reveal

    On April 6, 2023, a woman on Face­book, who shares con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries…

    LCBO stores to reopen across Ontario today after strike

      LCBO stores to reopen across Ontario today after strike

      Hun­dreds of Ontar­i­o’s liquor stores will reopen today fol­low­ing a strike that…

      Kamala Harris’ Canada connection: Why her US presidential run makes ‘perfect sense’ for some

      Kamala Harris’ Canada connection: Why her US presidential run makes ‘perfect sense’ for some

      After U.S. Pres­i­dent Joe Biden abrupt­ly end­ed his reelec­tion bid, Vice Pres­i­dent…

      Premiers send letter to feds demanding bail reform after homicide

        Premiers send letter to feds demanding bail reform after homicide

        Canada’s pre­miers have sent a let­ter to the prime min­is­ter demand­ing…

        Ottawa Coun. Matthew Luloff charged with impaired driving

        Ottawa Coun. Matthew Luloff charged with impaired driving

        Ottawa Coun. Matthew Luloff is fac­ing a charge of impaired dri­ving, accord­ing to…

        Two Albertans charged in online death threats to Trudeau, other federal leaders

        Two Albertans charged in online death threats to Trudeau, other federal leaders

        Two Alber­ta men have been charged after death threats were alleged­ly direct­ed at top…

        What do you get when Big Tech mixes things up with populism? Let's keep an eye on JD Vance

        What do you get when Big Tech mixes things up with populism? Let's keep an eye on JD Vance

        Has Sil­i­con Val­ley found a new cham­pi­on in JD Vance, Don­ald Trump’s run­ning…

        Kamala Harris likely to follow path blazed by Biden on Canada-U.S. relationship

        Kamala Harris likely to follow path blazed by Biden on Canada-U.S. relationship

        Observers expect Kamala Har­ris to fol­low Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s roadmap on Canada‑U.S.…



        Federal Liberals launch website lambasting Poilievre's achievements as a Conservative MP

          Federal Liberals launch website lambasting Poilievre's achievements as a Conservative MP

          Say­ing it want­ed to mark the 20th anniver­sary of Offi­cial Oppo­si­tion Leader Pierre…

          Pierre Poilievre was 20 when he wrote about what he would do as prime minister. Here’s what he said then — and what he says now

          Pierre Poilievre was 20 when he wrote about what he would do as prime minister. Here’s what he said then — and what he says now

          Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre might be just over a year away from…

          Ottawa prepares for a new U.S. president as Canada reflects on Biden's legacy

          Ottawa prepares for a new U.S. president as Canada reflects on Biden's legacy

          Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau joined oth­er polit­i­cal lead­ers and diplo­mats in…

          Trudeau's Tax Hikes Risk Worsening Canada's Struggle for Capital

          Trudeau's Tax Hikes Risk Worsening Canada's Struggle for Capital

          Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau’s gov­ern­ment has turned to rais­ing tax­es on…

          Justin Trudeau reacts to Joe Biden announcing he won't run for re-election

          Justin Trudeau reacts to Joe Biden announcing he won't run for re-election

          Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau respond­ed to the news that U.S. Pres­i­dent Joe Biden…

          Joly tells China’s top diplomat Canada won’t ‘tolerate any form of interference in our democracy’

          Joly tells China’s top diplomat Canada won’t ‘tolerate any form of interference in our democracy’

          For­eign Affairs Min­is­ter Mélanie Joly says she didn’t soft-ped­al Beijing’s…

          A look at one year of strong mayor powers in Ontario

          A look at one year of strong mayor powers in Ontario

          In the year since so-called strong may­or pow­ers were grant­ed to the heads of coun­cil…

          Canadian politics is ‘not safe’ right now, and MPs ‘are in harm’s way’: former public safety minister

          Canadian politics is ‘not safe’ right now, and MPs ‘are in harm’s way’: former public safety minister

          The attempt­ed assas­si­na­tion of for­mer pres­i­dent and Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial…

          Harris, endorsed by Biden, could become first woman, second Black person to be president

            Harris, endorsed by Biden, could become first woman, second Black person to be president

            She’s already bro­ken bar­ri­ers, and now Kamala Har­ris could become the first Black…

            What happens next: Joe Biden wants to pass the baton to Kamala Harris. Here's how that might work

              What happens next: Joe Biden wants to pass the baton to Kamala Harris. Here's how that might work

              With Pres­i­dent Joe Biden end­ing his reelec­tion bid and endors­ing Vice Pres­i­dent…

              Biden drops out of 2024 race after disastrous debate inflamed age concerns. VP Harris gets his nod

                Biden drops out of 2024 race after disastrous debate inflamed age concerns. VP Harris gets his nod

                Pres­i­dent Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race for the White House on Sun­day,…

                A Critical Gap in Democracy? ‘Yawn,’ Say Canadian Politicians.

                A Critical Gap in Democracy? ‘Yawn,’ Say Canadian Politicians.

                It is the ​“Wild West” of Canada’s polit­i­cal sys­tem, a ​“crit­i­cal gap” in its…

                Canada braces for Trump 2.0 as the former president takes the lead in U.S. presidential race

                Canada braces for Trump 2.0 as the former president takes the lead in U.S. presidential race

                Polls sug­gest for­mer pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is in a strong posi­tion to win…

                Trudeau and family head to British Columbia for vacation in unnamed location

                Trudeau and family head to British Columbia for vacation in unnamed location

                Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau will head to British Colum­bia on Sun­day, where he will…

                While Liberals chase Carney, Conservatives crow about a blue-collar candidate

                While Liberals chase Carney, Conservatives crow about a blue-collar candidate

                The Trudeau Lib­er­als and for­mer Bank of Cana­da gov­er­nor Mark Car­ney have been…

                MP alleges Boissonnault’s former business partner ‘in contempt’ of parliamentary order

                MP alleges Boissonnault’s former business partner ‘in contempt’ of parliamentary order

                A for­mer busi­ness part­ner of Lib­er­al cab­i­net min­is­ter Randy Bois­son­nault…

                Race Next Door #3 - Democrats and The Wall of Worry

                Race Next Door #3 - Democrats and The Wall of Worry

                There’s been a debate that has attract­ed non-stop com­men­tary for weeks and…

                Ethics watchdog clears Olivia Chow on ride-sharing complaint but suggests discipline for two councillors

                Ethics watchdog clears Olivia Chow on ride-sharing complaint but suggests discipline for two councillors

                Toronto’s integri­ty com­mis­sion­er has cleared May­or Olivia Chow of wrong­do­ing after…

                Gun-control group fears Liberals have 'abandoned' efforts on assault-style firearms

                Gun-control group fears Liberals have 'abandoned' efforts on assault-style firearms

                A promi­nent gun-con­trol group fears the Lib­er­al gov­ern­ment has aban­doned its…

                US Poli

                Harris leads Trump 44% to 42% in US presidential race, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds

                  Harris leads Trump 44% to 42% in US presidential race, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds

                  Vice Pres­i­dent Kamala Har­ris opened up a mar­gin­al two-per­cent­age-point lead…

                  Biden will address the nation Wednesday on his decision to drop his 2024 Democratic reelection bid

                  Biden will address the nation Wednesday on his decision to drop his 2024 Democratic reelection bid

                  REHOBOTH BEACH, Delaware (AP) — Pres­i­dent Joe Biden will address the nation from the…

                  Biden passed that torch slowly, hanging on until the wheels finally came off

                  Biden passed that torch slowly, hanging on until the wheels finally came off

                  WASHINGTON (AP) — As the ​“pass the torch” drum­beat thumped on from law­mak­ers…

                  Harris has support of enough Democratic delegates to become party's presidential nominee: AP survey

                  Harris has support of enough Democratic delegates to become party's presidential nominee: AP survey

                  WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice Pres­i­dent Kamala Har­ris has secured the sup­port of enough…

                  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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                      Pennsylvania state police commissioner reveals stunning details about Trump shooting

                        Pennsylvania state police commissioner reveals stunning details about Trump shooting

                        A local law enforce­ment com­mis­sion­er revealed dur­ing a House Home­land…

                        Officers left post to go look for Trump rally gunman before shooting, state police boss says

                        Officers left post to go look for Trump rally gunman before shooting, state police boss says

                        WASHINGTON (AP) — Two local law enforce­ment offi­cers sta­tioned in the com­plex of…

                        Secret Service director steps down after assassination attempt against ex-President Trump at rally

                        Secret Service director steps down after assassination attempt against ex-President Trump at rally

                        WASHINGTON (AP) — The direc­tor of the Secret Ser­vice is step­ping down from her job,…

                        Secret Service director, grilled by lawmakers on the Trump assassination attempt, says: 'We failed'

                        Secret Service director, grilled by lawmakers on the Trump assassination attempt, says: 'We failed'

                        WASHINGTON (AP) — The assas­si­na­tion attempt of for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump was…

                        Secret Service director says Trump's assassination attempt was biggest agency 'failure' in decades

                        Secret Service director says Trump's assassination attempt was biggest agency 'failure' in decades

                        WASHINGTON (AP) — The assas­si­na­tion attempt of for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump was…

                        Think Tank

                        Neo-idealism: Grand strategy for the future of the transatlantic community

                        Neo-idealism: Grand strategy for the future of the transatlantic community

                        It is time for a new strate­gic approach to defend and renew our soci­eties and the…

                        Trudeau-Legault immigration meeting shows federation at its cynical worst

                        Trudeau-Legault immigration meeting shows federation at its cynical worst

                        As a fol­low up to a sum­mit meet­ing on immi­gra­tion in March, Prime…

                        Voters want premiers to take action on health care crisis: new poll

                        Voters want premiers to take action on health care crisis: new poll

                        A time­ly new poll by Envi­ron­ics Research for the Cana­di­an Health Coali­tion finds…


                        Substacks

                        A collection of SubStack publishing within Canadian public affairs.

                        Why Americans say we spend too much on health care and not enough on warfare

                        Why Americans say we spend too much on health care and not enough on warfare

                        While Cana­di­an media out­lets joined with U.S. law­mak­ers in harangu­ing Prime…

                        A small step forward for transparency

                        A small step forward for transparency

                        In Canada’s doom-laden realm of free­dom of infor­ma­tion, where bad news is endem­ic,…

                        Can progressives stop a right wing sweep of North America?

                        Can progressives stop a right wing sweep of North America?

                        The future looks pret­ty dire for pro­gres­sive vot­ers in the Unit­ed States and…

                        Podcasts

                        The paradox – and potential – of Kamala Harris’ campaign

                          The paradox – and potential – of Kamala Harris’ campaign

                          In under two days, the nar­ra­tive around Kamala Har­ris has com­plete­ly shift­ed. It…

                          The drug harm reduction backlash

                            The drug harm reduction backlash

                            Vin­cent Lam is a Cana­di­an addic­tions doc­tor and award-win­ning author who’s…

                            National Defence with David Perry

                              National Defence with David Perry

                              The Her­le Burly was cre­at­ed by Air Quotes Media with sup­port from our pre­sent­ing…

                              Passing the Torch ... down south and at home?

                                Passing the Torch ... down south and at home?

                                Curse of Pol­i­tics was cre­at­ed by Air Quotes Media with sup­port from our pre­sent­ing…