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This Conservative MP is 'best friends' with Trump running mate J.D. Vance

This Conservative MP is 'best friends' with Trump running mate J.D. Vance

Two men from dis­parate back­grounds who say they forged a friend­ship while feel­ing like out­siders at an elite Amer­i­can insti­tu­tion could help chart the future of the Canada‑U.S. rela­tion­ship. Those men are Ohio Repub­li­can Sen. J.D.…

Poilievre vows to fire envoy as Canada buys a $9M condo for diplomat in NYC

Poilievre vows to fire envoy as Canada buys a $9M condo for diplomat in NYC

Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre is promis­ing to fire Canada’s con­sul gen­er­al…

Manitoba premier urges Trudeau to move up NATO spending timeline to save Canada-U.S. relationship

Manitoba premier urges Trudeau to move up NATO spending timeline to save Canada-U.S. relationship

Man­i­to­ba Pre­mier Wab Kinew is urg­ing the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to speed up its plan…

Under Trudeau, the civil service has grown twice as fast as Canada’s population

Under Trudeau, the civil service has grown twice as fast as Canada’s population

The size of the civ­il ser­vice has explod­ed dur­ing the Trudeau Lib­er­als’ nine years…

B.C. backing legal challenge of equalization formula, may launch its own lawsuit

B.C. backing legal challenge of equalization formula, may launch its own lawsuit

British Colum­bia Pre­mier David Eby said Wednes­day his province sup­ports…

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Conservatives lead Liberals by 17 points

Conservatives lead Liberals by 17 points

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

Federal vs Provincial Governments: Which is doing a better job?

Federal vs Provincial Governments: Which is doing a better job?

Yes­ter­day, Canada’s pre­miers gath­ered in Nova Sco­tia for Coun­cil of the…



Opinion

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…

News

Premiers push federal government to accelerate NATO defence spending

Premiers push federal government to accelerate NATO defence spending

Pre­miers are urg­ing the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to move up its NATO com­mit­ment to…

Trudeau outlines details of $30B, 10-year fund for public transit

Trudeau outlines details of $30B, 10-year fund for public transit

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau says appli­ca­tions are now open for a nation­al…

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Minister spreads misleading info about capital gains tax increase

Minister spreads misleading info about capital gains tax increase

This morn­ing, Cana­di­an fed­er­al Jus­tice Min­is­ter Arif Virani post­ed an…



Opinion (Continued)

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…

Praying for Donald Trump, for peace and for vengeance in Milwaukee

Praying for Donald Trump, for peace and for vengeance in Milwaukee

Less than 24 hours ear­li­er, their man on the pres­i­den­tial tick­et had clutched…

The Liberals should resolve their leadership issues now, before it’s too late

The Liberals should resolve their leadership issues now, before it’s too late

If the Lib­er­al Par­ty and the Prime Minister’s Office aren’t watch­ing the polit­i­cal…

Who will be left standing in an uncertain political moment?

Who will be left standing in an uncertain political moment?

The failed assas­si­na­tion attempt on Don­ald Trump at a week­end ral­ly has added…



Trump survived a bullet. American democracy will survive this, too

Trump survived a bullet. American democracy will survive this, too

Anoth­er like­ly Trump pres­i­den­cy will test the guardrails imposed by the Found­ing…

Thank goodness Donald Trump survived. Now let’s get back to defending democracy

Thank goodness Donald Trump survived. Now let’s get back to defending democracy

Last year, far-right broad­cast­er Tuck­er Carl­son asked Don­ald Trump an unnerv­ing…

The best replacement for Joe Biden is the most obvious

The best replacement for Joe Biden is the most obvious

Just pri­or to the implo­sion that rocked glob­al finan­cial mar­kets, Lehman Broth­ers…

Why Trump’s victory over death could land him in the Oval Office for a second time

Why Trump’s victory over death could land him in the Oval Office for a second time

A head­line from the Cana­di­an satir­i­cal pub­li­ca­tion The Beaver­ton cap­tured the…

Trump Shooting Must Unite America

Trump Shooting Must Unite America

Saturday’s assas­si­na­tion attempt on Don­ald Trump has pro­voked a gamut of…

The attempt on Trump's life has made his re-election all but inevitable

The attempt on Trump's life has made his re-election all but inevitable

Pre­sump­tive Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Don­ald Trump looks to be OK after…

Donald Trump leaves the stage bleeding as a violent nation looks set to explode

Donald Trump leaves the stage bleeding as a violent nation looks set to explode

They shoot pres­i­dents in Amer­i­ca, don’t they? And for­mer pres­i­dents. And…

Trudeau Liberals just playing for time

Trudeau Liberals just playing for time

In an inter­view with Bloomberg News in which Finance Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land…

What’s gone wrong with Elizabeth May’s Green Party? Almost everything

What’s gone wrong with Elizabeth May’s Green Party? Almost everything

It should be the Green Party’s moment. Abnor­mal extreme heat waves are affect­ing large…

World of difference between the woes of Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau

World of difference between the woes of Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau

A recent spate of com­men­tary is draw­ing par­al­lels between Cana­di­an rum­blings for…



What Trudeau and Biden Don’t Seem to Understand

What Trudeau and Biden Don’t Seem to Understand

ALMOST EVERY DAY, I hear some­one talk about how ter­ri­ble things are right now.…

The French just united against the right. Here’s how Canadians could, too

The French just united against the right. Here’s how Canadians could, too

Here’s a uni­fy­ing thought for a polit­i­cal­ly divid­ed Cana­da: Take…

It’s Time for Corporate Canada to Take Action on Antisemitism

It’s Time for Corporate Canada to Take Action on Antisemitism

In a recent op ed in The Globe and Mail, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ottawa law pro­fes­sor…

Canada's weak defence spending is losing us friends globally

Canada's weak defence spending is losing us friends globally

We all have a friend like Cana­da. You know, the friend who insists on going out to…

A cunning plan to leave the Finance Minister dangling by a thread

A cunning plan to leave the Finance Minister dangling by a thread

Uh-oh. The Prime Min­is­ter says he has full con­fi­dence in his finance min­is­ter.…

Why the Liberals can’t simply ‘rebrand’ once Trudeau steps down

Why the Liberals can’t simply ‘rebrand’ once Trudeau steps down

As calls for Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau to step down grow loud­er, inevitably, talk…

Canadians must face a difficult truth: Our military needs to prepare for war

Canadians must face a difficult truth: Our military needs to prepare for war

Canada’s plan to buy 12 new sub­marines, announced dur­ing the recent North Atlantic…

Trump’s first term was a warning for Canada. We didn’t heed it

Trump’s first term was a warning for Canada. We didn’t heed it

The U.S. pres­i­den­tial debate between Don­ald Trump and Joe Biden last month was…

Mr. Trudeau isn’t going anywhere – he made sure of that long ago

Mr. Trudeau isn’t going anywhere – he made sure of that long ago

While the debate around the future of U.S. Pres­i­dent Joe Biden remains…

Poilievre isn't scary, he thinks reality is 'bloody terrifying'

Poilievre isn't scary, he thinks reality is 'bloody terrifying'

Pierre Poilievre says there are those already try­ing to paint him as one scary dude.…

Joe Biden won’t concede, but neither will his critics. Something has to give

Joe Biden won’t concede, but neither will his critics. Something has to give

“But those behind cried ​‘For­ward!’ And those before cried ​‘Back!’ ” — Macaulay Joe…

Poilievre’s picture of Canada’s future looks a lot like the Calgary Stampede

Poilievre’s picture of Canada’s future looks a lot like the Calgary Stampede

I vis­it­ed Cal­gary last week for the start of the great­est out­door show on earth — a…

How the Liberals accidentally triggered an avoidable, nightmarish WestJet strike

How the Liberals accidentally triggered an avoidable, nightmarish WestJet strike

It was O’Regan’s order to enter bind­ing arbi­tra­tion that stopped the col­lec­tive…

News (Continued)

GAC downgrades chief legal adviser role despite global focus on international law

GAC downgrades chief legal adviser role despite global focus on international law

As the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment declares its sup­port for inter­na­tion­al law, it is…

Canada ‘blindsided’ by new U.S. border rules on dogs, Holland says

Canada ‘blindsided’ by new U.S. border rules on dogs, Holland says

As Cana­di­ans pre­pare for new rules around dogs cross­ing the bor­der com­ing into…

What's ahead for Canada's first female defence chief? Observers warn of 'glass cliff'

What's ahead for Canada's first female defence chief? Observers warn of 'glass cliff'

OTTAWA — Cana­da will make his­to­ry Thurs­day when Lt.-Gen. Jen­nie Carig­nan takes over…

Premiers wrapping up Council of the Federation summer meeting in Halifax

Premiers wrapping up Council of the Federation summer meeting in Halifax

Canada’s pre­miers are wrap­ping up the sum­mer meet­ing of the Coun­cil of the…



After Ottawa committed to keeping contract policing, premiers ask: where are the Mounties?

After Ottawa committed to keeping contract policing, premiers ask: where are the Mounties?

As the fed­er­al gov­ern­men­t’s vision for the future of the RCMP comes into focus,…

Internal poll for Doug Ford finds strong support for booze liberalization plan — and striking LCBO workers

Internal poll for Doug Ford finds strong support for booze liberalization plan — and striking LCBO workers

Ontar­i­ans over­whelm­ing­ly sup­port more lib­er­al­ized alco­hol sales even though…

Chinese envoy says Beijing won’t change approach to next Canadian election, denying foreign interference charges

Chinese envoy says Beijing won’t change approach to next Canadian election, denying foreign interference charges

With Bei­jing under the micro­scope over alle­ga­tions of gov­ern­ment med­dling in…

Justice minister deletes capital gains video that contained inaccurate information

Justice minister deletes capital gains video that contained inaccurate information

Jus­tice Min­is­ter Arif Virani has delet­ed a video about the Lib­er­al…

Freeland says Trudeau can 'speak for himself' on whether she'll stay on as finance minister

Freeland says Trudeau can 'speak for himself' on whether she'll stay on as finance minister

Asked by reporters whether she’s been assured by Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau that…

Freeland has 'confidence,' but wouldn't say whether PM has promised her job is safe

Freeland has 'confidence,' but wouldn't say whether PM has promised her job is safe

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land says she feels that she has the con­fi­dence…

Severe storm causes flooding, widespread power outages in Toronto

    Severe storm causes flooding, widespread power outages in Toronto

    A severe storm has left many of Toron­to’s streets flood­ed, includ­ing the Don Val­ley…

    The VC Trump picked for VP, and what his nomination means for Canada

    The VC Trump picked for VP, and what his nomination means for Canada

    Don­ald Trump’s selec­tion of Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance as his run­ning mate has over­joyed…

    'I can’t wait to defund the CBC': Pierre Poilievre doubles down on plan to axe CBC after board approves bonuses

    'I can’t wait to defund the CBC': Pierre Poilievre doubles down on plan to axe CBC after board approves bonuses

    Con­ser­v­a­tive leader Pierre Poilievre has renewed his pledge to ​“defund the CBC”…



    Ottawa says deal reached with Saskatchewan on carbon levy money owed

    Ottawa says deal reached with Saskatchewan on carbon levy money owed

    The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment says it has reached an agree­ment with Saskatchewan over the…

    Canada drops $9M on NYC luxury condo for consul general's official residence

    Canada drops $9M on NYC luxury condo for consul general's official residence

    Cana­da has spent $9 mil­lion for a lux­u­ry con­do in Man­hat­tan to be used as the…

    TC Energy's US$15B Keystone XL claim thrown out by trade tribunal

    TC Energy's US$15B Keystone XL claim thrown out by trade tribunal

    A free trade arbi­tra­tion tri­bunal has tossed out TC Ener­gy Corp.‘s claim that it is…

    Inflation cools to 2.7% in June, but grocery prices heating up again

    Inflation cools to 2.7% in June, but grocery prices heating up again

    Sta­tis­tics Cana­da says the annu­al rate of infla­tion slowed in June, but renewed…

    Ottawa unveils plan to phase out oil-fired furnaces and support heat pumps

    Ottawa unveils plan to phase out oil-fired furnaces and support heat pumps

    The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment says it has a plan to start phas­ing out the use of…

    Premiers gather in Halifax with a message for Trudeau: stick to your lane

    Premiers gather in Halifax with a message for Trudeau: stick to your lane

    As the pre­miers gath­er in Hal­i­fax this week for their annu­al sum­mer meet­ings,…

    Canadian politicians call for calming of rhetoric following Trump rally violence

    Canadian politicians call for calming of rhetoric following Trump rally violence

    Cana­di­an politi­cians on oppo­site ends of the ide­o­log­i­cal spec­trum stressed…

    Pierre Poilievre worries about threats against his family — but says there’s no need to tone down political criticism

    Pierre Poilievre worries about threats against his family — but says there’s no need to tone down political criticism

    Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre says he is con­cerned about threats against his…

    'Somebody who knows Canada well': Ambassador says of Trump running mate JD Vance

    'Somebody who knows Canada well': Ambassador says of Trump running mate JD Vance

    Canada’s ambas­sador to the Unit­ed States says Sen. JD Vance, the recent­ly announced…

    CBC/Radio-Canada board quietly approves bonuses for 2023-24, but will review practice

    CBC/Radio-Canada board quietly approves bonuses for 2023-24, but will review practice

    The board of direc­tors for CBC and Radio-Cana­da has approved bonus­es for some staff,…

    Armed reservist who crashed truck into Rideau Hall looking for Trudeau released

    Armed reservist who crashed truck into Rideau Hall looking for Trudeau released

    A for­mer army reservist who crashed a truck loaded with weapons through the gates…

    Alberta premier calls on 'progressive' politicians to 'dial down' rhetoric after attack on Trump

    Alberta premier calls on 'progressive' politicians to 'dial down' rhetoric after attack on Trump

    Alber­ta Pre­mier Danielle Smith — who once told for­mer Fox News per­son­al­i­ty Tuck­er…

    Federal judge dismisses Trump classified documents case over concerns with prosecutor's appointment

    Federal judge dismisses Trump classified documents case over concerns with prosecutor's appointment

    The fed­er­al judge pre­sid­ing over the clas­si­fied doc­u­ments case of for­mer…

    What would Mark Carney as finance minister mean for Canada's climate ambitions?

    What would Mark Carney as finance minister mean for Canada's climate ambitions?

    As rumours mount that Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau wants to recruit for­mer Bank of…

    Abacus Data Poll: Liberals trail Conservatives by 20 as Public Mood Sours

    Abacus Data Poll: Liberals trail Conservatives by 20 as Public Mood Sours

    From July 4 to 9, 2024 Aba­cus Data con­duct­ed a nation­al sur­vey of 1,989…

    ‘Without consequence’: Intelligence memos warn of runaway political violence online

    ‘Without consequence’: Intelligence memos warn of runaway political violence online

    The tor­rent of online threats against pub­lic offi­cials has led some Cana­di­ans to…

    Justin Trudeau claims Pierre Poilievre built just six affordable homes when he was housing minister. Here’s what actually happened

    Justin Trudeau claims Pierre Poilievre built just six affordable homes when he was housing minister. Here’s what actually happened

    When it comes to hous­ing, find­ing it — and afford­ing it — is one of the most press­ing…

    Canada's 13 premiers set to begin days of meetings in Halifax

    Canada's 13 premiers set to begin days of meetings in Halifax

    Canada’s pre­miers will be in Hal­i­fax today to begin three days of sched­uled meet­ings…

    Banks to start identifying carbon tax rebates as the 'Canada Carbon Rebate' starting today

    Banks to start identifying carbon tax rebates as the 'Canada Carbon Rebate' starting today

    Start­ing today, most banks are expect­ed to start clear­ly iden­ti­fy­ing quar­ter­ly…

    National Indigenous leaders to meet premiers amid deteriorating relationship

    National Indigenous leaders to meet premiers amid deteriorating relationship

    Indige­nous lead­ers will attend a meet­ing with Canada’s pre­miers on Mon­day, with…

    US Poli

    Nearly two-thirds of Democrats want Biden to withdraw, new AP-NORC poll finds

    Nearly two-thirds of Democrats want Biden to withdraw, new AP-NORC poll finds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Near­ly two-thirds of Democ­rats say Pres­i­dent Joe Biden should…

    Democrats aim to nominate president in first week of August, as some push Biden to quit the race

    Democrats aim to nominate president in first week of August, as some push Biden to quit the race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democ­rats will look to hold a vir­tu­al vote to make Pres­i­dent…

    JD Vance, Trump's pick for vice president, will introduce himself to a national audience at the RNC

    JD Vance, Trump's pick for vice president, will introduce himself to a national audience at the RNC

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Don­ald Trump ​‘s run­ning mate JD Vance will intro­duce him­self to…

    Biden seriously considering proposals on Supreme Court term limits, ethics code, AP sources say

    Biden seriously considering proposals on Supreme Court term limits, ethics code, AP sources say

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pres­i­dent Joe Biden is seri­ous­ly con­sid­er­ing pro­pos­als to…

    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…

        International

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        Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro is released from prison and is headed to Milwaukee to address the RNC

        Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro is released from prison and is headed to Milwaukee to address the RNC

        MILWAUKEE (AP) — For­mer Trump White House offi­cial Peter Navar­ro was released from…

        Ukraine faces twin challenges of fighting Russia and shifting political sands in the US

        Ukraine faces twin challenges of fighting Russia and shifting political sands in the US

        KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After almost 30 months of war with Rus­sia, Ukraine’s…

        Judge's order dismissing Trump classified docs case won't be final word as long court fight awaits

        Judge's order dismissing Trump classified docs case won't be final word as long court fight awaits

        WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge’s stun­ning deci­sion to dis­miss the clas­si­fied…

        Iran threat prompted more security at Trump rally as officials warn of potential for copycat attacks

        Iran threat prompted more security at Trump rally as officials warn of potential for copycat attacks

        WASHINGTON (AP) — A threat on Don­ald Trump’s life from Iran prompt­ed addi­tion­al…

        Sen. Bob Menendez convicted of all charges, including accepting bribes paid in cash, gold and a car

        Sen. Bob Menendez convicted of all charges, including accepting bribes paid in cash, gold and a car

        NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menen­dez was con­vict­ed on Tues­day of all the counts he…

        Think Tank

        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…

        Modi's Moscow Mission Contrasts with West’s Condemnation of Putin

        Modi's Moscow Mission Contrasts with West’s Condemnation of Putin

        Indi­an Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Mod­i’s vis­it to Rus­sia from July 8 – 9 cre­at­ed…


        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

        What a second Trump presidency means for Canada

          What a second Trump presidency means for Canada

          Hub Head­lines fea­tures audio ver­sions of the best com­men­taries and analy­sis…

          2024: The year of the election

            2024: The year of the election

            This is a big year for nation­al elec­tions around the world. More than 80…

            Inside WestJet's summer strike meltdown

              Inside WestJet's summer strike meltdown

              Its mechan­ics were offi­cial­ly off the job only 29 hours. But more than…

              Pierre Poilievre gets it right with message to First Nations

                Pierre Poilievre gets it right with message to First Nations

                Hub Head­lines fea­tures audio ver­sions of the best com­men­taries and analy­sis…