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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 fam­i­ly and at one point sought increased secu­ri­ty which they received, but reject­ed any notion Mon­day that politi­cians should tone down crit­i­cism of…

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…

‘It’s all out war now’: Liberal MPs, senior Grits predict a ‘volatile’ summer with ‘lots of political games’ and ‘machinations’ at the ‘rockiest’ time of Trudeau’s leadership
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…

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,…

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Do you know who this is? The Implications of Recognizability in Canadian Politics

Do you know who this is? The Implications of Recognizability in Canadian Politics

Yes­ter­day, we released our lat­est track­ing poll on Cana­di­an pol­i­tics that found…

People are three times more likely to say their personal finances are worse rather than better compared to a year ago

People are three times more likely to say their personal finances are worse rather than better compared to a year ago

Cana­di­ans are three time more like­ly to have a neg­a­tive rather than…



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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…

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'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…

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…

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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)

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…

Dear Katie Telford: It’s time to go

Dear Katie Telford: It’s time to go

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau has been told by Lib­er­al MPs that some of his key…

Poilievre says he's a normal guy, the Liberal-NDP are lunatics

Poilievre says he's a normal guy, the Liberal-NDP are lunatics

It takes mere sec­onds to real­ize the man is dead seri­ous. When he says the coun­try is…

From NIMBY to YIMBY: How localized real estate investment trusts can help address Canada’s housing crisis

From NIMBY to YIMBY: How localized real estate investment trusts can help address Canada’s housing crisis

The hous­ing cri­sis in Cana­da has reached a crit­i­cal junc­ture. With ris­ing…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t at Stampede, but everyone else is

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t at Stampede, but everyone else is

There is a tri­umphant mood in this burst­ing-at-the-seams Stam­pede city. The…

Snap out of it: hair-trigger elections won’t save you

Snap out of it: hair-trigger elections won’t save you

Strat­e­gy can’t out­play the public’s deeply entrenched, times-up tem­pera­ment. The…

The Fall of François Legault

The Fall of François Legault

IN JUNE, a Que­bec poll from Pal­las Data mea­sured the favoura­bil­i­ty of four…

First-past-the-post is not the defence against extremists we think it is

First-past-the-post is not the defence against extremists we think it is

The head­lines were pret­ty much unan­i­mous after last week’s elec­tion in Britain.…

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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…

Accessibility commissioner asked to address recommendations of report looking into claims he mistreated staff

Accessibility commissioner asked to address recommendations of report looking into claims he mistreated staff

Jus­tice Min­is­ter Arif Virani has asked the coun­try’s first acces­si­bil­i­ty…

Bumpy ride ahead for CUSMA

Canadian security employ "increased vigilance" after Trump rally shooting: LeBlanc

Canadian security employ "increased vigilance" after Trump rally shooting: LeBlanc

Canada’s secu­ri­ty appa­ra­tus is ​“exer­cis­ing increased vig­i­lance” in the wake of…

Trudeau speaks with Trump following assassination attempt on former president

Trudeau speaks with Trump following assassination attempt on former president

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau spoke with for­mer U.S. pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump on…

Public safety minister convenes top security officials, assures increased vigilance after attack on Trump

Public safety minister convenes top security officials, assures increased vigilance after attack on Trump

Pub­lic Safe­ty Min­is­ter Dominic LeBlanc says top Cana­di­an secu­ri­ty offi­cials have…



Bomb-making materials found in vehicle and home of Trump rally shooting suspect

    Bomb-making materials found in vehicle and home of Trump rally shooting suspect

    On the heels of an appar­ent attempt to kill him, for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump…

    Justin Trudeau is reckoning with the decision of his political life. Here’s why few know what he will do

    Justin Trudeau is reckoning with the decision of his political life. Here’s why few know what he will do

    This is a moment of reck­on­ing for Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau. The ques­tion…

    Trump rally shooting flings U.S. to perilous juncture: What path will it take?

    Trump rally shooting flings U.S. to perilous juncture: What path will it take?

    Amer­i­can his­to­ry is repeat­ing itself in a most macabre way. If every­thing…

    Trump rally shooter identified as 20-year-old Pennsylvania man

      Trump rally shooter identified as 20-year-old Pennsylvania man

      Law enforce­ment author­i­ties have iden­ti­fied the man who made an assas­si­na­tion…

      Denturists, dental hygienists, assistants back dental care plan despite dentists' criticisms

      Denturists, dental hygienists, assistants back dental care plan despite dentists' criticisms

      A group of oral health-care providers have band­ed togeth­er against what they call…

      Trudeau 'sickened' by shooting at Trump during rally as Canadian leaders react

      Trudeau 'sickened' by shooting at Trump during rally as Canadian leaders react

      Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau and oth­er Cana­di­an polit­i­cal lead­ers issued…

      Who’s that guy? Pierre Poilievre may not be recognizable to some Canadians, but a lot of them still want to vote for him

      Who’s that guy? Pierre Poilievre may not be recognizable to some Canadians, but a lot of them still want to vote for him

      About a third of Cana­di­ans can’t put a name to Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre…

      Canada Said to Have Mapped Out Secret Chinese Police Operations

      Canada Said to Have Mapped Out Secret Chinese Police Operations

      Cana­da has done a detailed map­ping of what it says are covert Chi­nese police…

      Blair defends the slow pace of Canada's defence spending, says some allies have it easier

      Blair defends the slow pace of Canada's defence spending, says some allies have it easier

      Reach­ing NATO’s defence spend­ing bench­mark isn’t about show­ing up at your local…

      Canadian government buys new condo for consul general in New York

      Canadian government buys new condo for consul general in New York

      Glob­al Affairs Cana­da (GAC) told CBC News Fri­day that it recent­ly pur­chased…

      Canada’s Finance Minister Rejects Claim She’s In Conflict With Trudeau

      Canada’s Finance Minister Rejects Claim She’s In Conflict With Trudeau

      Cana­di­an Finance Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land denied that there’s grow­ing fric­tion…

      Federal Tory leader blasts Montreal mayor's approach to addictions, homelessness

      Federal Tory leader blasts Montreal mayor's approach to addictions, homelessness

      Fed­er­al Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre is attack­ing the Mon­tréal may­or’s…

      Canada's NATO defence spending pledge amounts to $60 billion a year by 2032: minister

      Canada's NATO defence spending pledge amounts to $60 billion a year by 2032: minister

      Defence Min­is­ter Bill Blair is defend­ing Canada’s spend­ing promise at the NATO…

      A fight over leadership and a party in turmoil: Behind scenes of Jonathan Pedneault’s resignation from the Green Party

      A fight over leadership and a party in turmoil: Behind scenes of Jonathan Pedneault’s resignation from the Green Party

      After more than a decade of work­ing in con­flict zones, dodg­ing bul­lets and…

      Former U.S. ambassador to Canada says Americans aren't 'convinced' Biden can beat Trump

      Former U.S. ambassador to Canada says Americans aren't 'convinced' Biden can beat Trump

      A for­mer U.S. ambas­sador to Cana­da says Amer­i­cans are ​“not con­vinced” that…

      Poilievre says Trudeau a 'human pinata' at NATO, still won't commit to spending goal

      Poilievre says Trudeau a 'human pinata' at NATO, still won't commit to spending goal

      Pierre Poilievre says NATO allies treat­ed Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau like…

      Conservatives would scale back supervised drug consumption sites, Poilievre says

      Conservatives would scale back supervised drug consumption sites, Poilievre says

      Super­vised con­sump­tion sites are just ​“drug dens” that a future Con­ser­v­a­tive…

      Inside the RCMP’s national training academy, where its newest recruits prepare for the job

      Inside the RCMP’s national training academy, where its newest recruits prepare for the job

      Part­way through the RCMP train­ing pro­gram, there’s a class that cov­ers…

      More than half of recent Senate appointments have ties to Liberal Party

      More than half of recent Senate appointments have ties to Liberal Party

      Despite Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau’s promise to rid the Sen­ate of par­ti­san­ship…

      Pierre Poilievre sharply criticized after speech to First Nations: ‘You have a lot of education to do’

      Pierre Poilievre sharply criticized after speech to First Nations: ‘You have a lot of education to do’

      Some First Nations lead­ers sharply chas­tised Pierre Poilievre on Thurs­day after they…

      US Poli

      Outside RNC, conservative group defends its Project 2025 guidebook as Democrats ramp up attacks

      Outside RNC, conservative group defends its Project 2025 guidebook as Democrats ramp up attacks

      MILWAUKEE (AP) — At the edge of the cor­doned-off perime­ter around the Repub­li­can…

      Biden sits for TV interview as he gingerly moves to resume campaigning after attack on Trump

      Biden sits for TV interview as he gingerly moves to resume campaigning after attack on Trump

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Pres­i­dent Joe Biden was sit­ting for yet anoth­er high-stakes…

      Who is JD Vance? Things to know about Donald Trump's pick for vice president

      Who is JD Vance? Things to know about Donald Trump's pick for vice president

      COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump on Mon­day chose U.S. Sen. JD…

      Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, a once-fierce critic turned loyal ally, as his GOP running mate

      Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, a once-fierce critic turned loyal ally, as his GOP running mate

      MILWAUKEE (AP) — Don­ald Trump named Sen. JD Vance of Ohio as his run­ning mate on…

      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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          Signs of trouble at Trump rally were evident in minutes before gunman opened fire

          Signs of trouble at Trump rally were evident in minutes before gunman opened fire

          BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Signs of trou­ble were evi­dent in the min­utes before shots rang out…

          Protesters gather at GOP convention to rally for abortion and immigrant rights, end to war in Gaza

          Protesters gather at GOP convention to rally for abortion and immigrant rights, end to war in Gaza

          MILWAUKEE (AP) — Activists gath­ered in Mil­wau­kee on Mon­day for the start of the…

          Trump Media shares surge on 1st day of trading after assassination attempt on the former president

          Trump Media shares surge on 1st day of trading after assassination attempt on the former president

          Trump Media surged in the first day of trad­ing fol­low­ing an assas­si­na­tion attempt…

          T-shirts with image of Trump raising his fist after assassination attempt are for sale in China

          T-shirts with image of Trump raising his fist after assassination attempt are for sale in China

          BANGKOK (AP) — Images of the moment have already been splashed across the world’s front…

          What to know about Trump assassination attempt and the investigation into the shooting

          What to know about Trump assassination attempt and the investigation into the shooting

          WASHINGTON (AP) — Author­i­ties want to know how a shoot­er was able to get on top…

          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

          One province is still fighting Trudeau’s carbon taxes—and winning

            One province is still fighting Trudeau’s carbon taxes—and winning

            The province caus­ing pain in Ottawa’s side these days isn’t Que­bec or Alber­ta — it’s…

            Trump, NATO, and submarines, with Steve Saideman

              Trump, NATO, and submarines, with Steve Saideman

              Peter Maz­ereeuw talks with Stephen Saide­man, the direc­tor of the Cana­di­an Defence…

              Two Cheers for Democracy

                Two Cheers for Democracy

                Just as the pun­dits are writ­ing their epi­taphs for democ­ra­cy, two more…

                2024 NATO Summit in Vignettes

                  2024 NATO Summit in Vignettes

                  On this episode of Defence Decon­struct­ed, David Per­ry dis­cuss­es the 2024 NATO…