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Montreal city councillor to represent Liberals in byelection

Montreal city councillor to represent Liberals in byelection

Mon­tréal munic­i­pal politi­cian Lau­ra Pales­ti­ni will rep­re­sent the incum­bent Lib­er­als in the upcom­ing byelec­tion for the vacant Lasalle-Émard-Ver­dun seat. Pales­ti­ni has served five terms on Mon­tréal’s city coun­cil. Cam­paign…

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly met Chinese counterpart in Beijing in effort to ease tensions

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly met Chinese counterpart in Beijing in effort to ease tensions

For­eign Affairs Min­is­ter Mélanie Joly met with Chi­nese For­eign Min­is­ter Wang Yi in…

Alberta Premier says ministers, staff accepting playoff hockey tickets onside

Alberta Premier says ministers, staff accepting playoff hockey tickets onside

Alber­ta Pre­mier Danielle Smith says she does­n’t think her cab­i­net min­is­ters and…

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…

For the first time ever, a woman is leading CSIS — temporarily

For the first time ever, a woman is leading CSIS — temporarily

For the first time in its 40-year his­to­ry, a woman will lead the Cana­di­an…

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Play nice or talk tough? Canadians prefer provinces stand up for themselves over avoiding conflict with Ottawa

Play nice or talk tough? Canadians prefer provinces stand up for themselves over avoiding conflict with Ottawa

From slam­ming the Trudeau gov­ern­ment for alleged­ly encroach­ing too far into mat­ters…

Majority of Canadians angry towards federal and provincial governments

Majority of Canadians angry towards federal and provincial governments

Pollara’s Rage Index shows the lev­el of anger in Cana­da is down from this spring, but…



Opinion

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,…

News

Tentative deal to end LCBO strike on hold as province accuses union of introducing new demands

Tentative deal to end LCBO strike on hold as province accuses union of introducing new demands

The LCBO strike appears to be back on just hours after a ten­ta­tive agree­ment was…

No guarantees for Canada if Trump is president again

No guarantees for Canada if Trump is president again

The most strik­ing thing about walk­ing the floor of the Repub­li­can 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)

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…

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…

News (Continued)

Liberal House leader Steven MacKinnon sworn in as labour minister, replacing O'Regan

Liberal House leader Steven MacKinnon sworn in as labour minister, replacing O'Regan

Gov­ern­ment House leader Steven MacK­in­non has been sworn in as the fed­er­al…

Mexico visa-free travel a ‘bilateral irritant’ for Canada-U.S. relations

Mexico visa-free travel a ‘bilateral irritant’ for Canada-U.S. relations

The Lib­er­al government’s deci­sion to lift the visa require­ment for Mex­i­can…

Alberta Premier, ministers accepted NHL playoff tickets after voting to loosen ethics rules

Alberta Premier, ministers accepted NHL playoff tickets after voting to loosen ethics rules

Alber­ta cab­i­net min­is­ters and gov­ern­ment offi­cials attend­ed Stan­ley Cup…

Trudeau expected to shuffle his cabinet before retreat, say Liberal sources

Trudeau expected to shuffle his cabinet before retreat, say Liberal sources

With MPs demand­ing a change in the front bench, Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau is…



Elections Canada floats suggestions to shield nomination contests from meddling

Elections Canada floats suggestions to shield nomination contests from meddling

Elec­tions Cana­da is sug­gest­ing pos­si­ble changes to pro­tect the polit­i­cal…

Who is Mark Carney, and why is Justin Trudeau courting him?

Who is Mark Carney, and why is Justin Trudeau courting him?

The name on the lips of politi­cos, reporters and Lib­er­al insid­ers in Ottawa over the…

Airlines, banks, health care have operations disrupted in global IT outage

Airlines, banks, health care have operations disrupted in global IT outage

A glob­al tech out­age hit ser­vices and com­pa­nies in mul­ti­ple indus­tries around the…

Canada already in talks to avoid Trump tariffs

Canada already in talks to avoid Trump tariffs

Fear­ing dif­fi­cult nego­ti­a­tions, Cana­di­an offi­cial sends retal­ia­to­ry tar­iff…

Canada selling one of its Manhattan apartments to cover cost of new $9M condo

Canada selling one of its Manhattan apartments to cover cost of new $9M condo

Glob­al Affairs Cana­da says the sale of one of its apart­ments in New York City is…

Joly visiting China to 'pragmatically' engage amid diplomatic, interference rift

Joly visiting China to 'pragmatically' engage amid diplomatic, interference rift

For­eign Affairs Min­is­ter Melanie Joly is head­ed to Chi­na on Fri­day at the…

High-profile Liberal minister to announce he is not running in next election, quitting cabinet: sources

High-profile Liberal minister to announce he is not running in next election, quitting cabinet: sources

Labour Min­is­ter Sea­mus O’Regan is set to announce as ear­ly as Thurs­day that he will…

Former safety minister wants 'protective zones' for MPs' offices as threats increase

Former safety minister wants 'protective zones' for MPs' offices as threats increase

For­mer pub­lic safe­ty min­is­ter Mar­co Men­di­ci­no is call­ing for the cre­ation of…

Gen. Jennie Carignan officially takes over command of Armed Forces in Ottawa ceremony

Gen. Jennie Carignan officially takes over command of Armed Forces in Ottawa ceremony

Gen. Jen­nie Carig­nan has offi­cial­ly tak­en over com­mand of the Armed Forces in…



Immigration Minister Marc Miller's Montreal office vandalized overnight

    Immigration Minister Marc Miller's Montreal office vandalized overnight

    Mon­tréal police are inves­ti­gat­ing after a build­ing hous­ing the office of…

    Canadian tech firms think capital gains policy change will hinder industry: survey

    Canadian tech firms think capital gains policy change will hinder industry: survey

    A new sur­vey of Cana­di­an tech com­pa­nies reveals 90 per cent of respon­dents think…

    Should MPs resign before entering a Nova Scotia municipal race? Andy Fillmore keeps federal Halifax seat while campaigning for mayor, gathering donations.

    Should MPs resign before entering a Nova Scotia municipal race? Andy Fillmore keeps federal Halifax seat while campaigning for mayor, gathering donations.

    Andy Fill­more keeps fed­er­al Hal­i­fax seat while cam­paign­ing for may­or, gath­er­ing…

    Trudeau cabinet to meet Friday as speculation around a shuffle swirls

    Trudeau cabinet to meet Friday as speculation around a shuffle swirls

    Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau’s cab­i­net is expect­ed to meet on Fri­day, CTV News has…

    Doug Ford tells the Star he won’t rule out an early election and vows to defend Ontario ‘like a pit bull’ against Ottawa

    Doug Ford tells the Star he won’t rule out an early election and vows to defend Ontario ‘like a pit bull’ against Ottawa

    Pre­mier Doug Ford insists it does not mat­ter whether the Lib­er­als or the…

    Trudeau holds meeting with Mark Carney to join government, sources say

    Trudeau holds meeting with Mark Carney to join government, sources say

    Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau held talks on Sun­day with Mark Car­ney and urged the…

    Mélanie Joly's surprise visit to China is first by Canadian foreign minister in 7 years

    Mélanie Joly's surprise visit to China is first by Canadian foreign minister in 7 years

    Chi­nese for­eign min­istry said in a state­ment Joly is in Chi­na for…

    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…

    Ottawa looking at retiring some older military equipment — including the Snowbird jets

    Ottawa looking at retiring some older military equipment — including the Snowbird jets

    The Depart­ment of Nation­al Defence is active­ly con­sid­er­ing whether to retire some…

    Newly released texts raise fresh questions about Randy Boissonnault's business dealings

    Newly released texts raise fresh questions about Randy Boissonnault's business dealings

    Boissonnault’s for­mer busi­ness part­ner blames auto­cor­rect for nine ref­er­ences to…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    Group in charge of Google's $100M for news outlets lays out its governance model

    Group in charge of Google's $100M for news outlets lays out its governance model

    OTTAWA — The group Google asked to dis­trib­ute $100 mil­lion to news out­lets in Cana­da…

    CIBC says Bank of Canada must end or fix quantitative tightening

    CIBC says Bank of Canada must end or fix quantitative tightening

    The Bank of Cana­da needs to wrap up its quan­ti­ta­tive tight­en­ing pro­gram or fix…

    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…

    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…

    US Poli

    Race Next Door #3 - Democrats and The Wall of Worry
    David Letterman will headline Biden fundraiser with Hawaii governor on July 29

    David Letterman will headline Biden fundraiser with Hawaii governor on July 29

    HONOLULU (AP) — David Let­ter­man will head­line a fundrais­er with Pres­i­dent Joe…

    Trump uses false claim about Chinese auto plants in Mexico to call for UAW president to be fired

    Trump uses false claim about Chinese auto plants in Mexico to call for UAW president to be fired

    DETROIT (AP) — Don­ald Trump made a pitch for votes from key swing state…

    Biden's campaign faces critical moment, as Democrats encourage him to consider exiting 2024 race

    Biden's campaign faces critical moment, as Democrats encourage him to consider exiting 2024 race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Crit­i­cal days ahead, Pres­i­dent Joe Biden is fac­ing the stark…

    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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        Airlines, banks, health care have operations disrupted in global IT outage

        Airlines, banks, health care have operations disrupted in global IT outage

        A glob­al tech out­age hit ser­vices and com­pa­nies in mul­ti­ple indus­tries around the…

        European leaders will discuss migration and Ukraine at a UK summit amid worry about Trump

        European leaders will discuss migration and Ukraine at a UK summit amid worry about Trump

        LONDON (AP) — Lead­ers from across Europe gath­er at an Eng­lish coun­try man­sion on…

        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…

        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 Numbers: Don't you know who I am?

          The Numbers: Don't you know who I am?

          On this episode of The Num­bers, we dis­cuss a new poll that gauges just how…

          Why discount airlines keep going bust in Canada

            Why discount airlines keep going bust in Canada

            In late Febru­rary, Cal­gary-based dis­count air­line Lynx Air, which launched…

            Donald Trump's Republican Party

              Donald Trump's Republican Party

              It was a Repub­li­can Nation­al Con­ven­tion unlike any oth­er in Mil­wau­kee, Wis.,…

              Addressing political violence with Marco Mendicino

                Addressing political violence with Marco Mendicino

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