Susan Delacourt

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Would Pierre Poilievre or Justin Trudeau be the better party host? Airplane seatmate? Here’s who Canadians say they’d prefer to hang out with

Would Pierre Poilievre or Justin Trudeau be the better party host? Airplane seatmate? Here’s who…

Pol­i­tics doesn’t feel like too much of a par­ty these days, which is more bad luck…

Justin Trudeau has a budget bucket list — and it’s aimed at Pierre Poilievre

Justin Trudeau has a budget bucket list — and it’s aimed at Pierre Poilievre

One big thing has changed between the 2024 bud­get and the one Justin Trudeau’s…

Justin Trudeau is doing everything he can to gain traction. Is it working?

Justin Trudeau is doing everything he can to gain traction. Is it working?

The prime min­is­ter is not get­ting ahead in pub­lic opin­ion polls. Could he still be…

Ask Justin Trudeau about foreign interference and he’ll tell you about Pierre Poilievre

Ask Justin Trudeau about foreign interference and he’ll tell you about Pierre Poilievre

Justin Trudeau arrived at the for­eign inter­fer­ence inquiry this week wear­ing two…

Mark Carney offers a preview of what he’d look like as Justin Trudeau’s successor — and what he’d stand for

Mark Carney offers a preview of what he’d look like as Justin Trudeau’s successor — and what he’d…

Mark Car­ney has joined the cho­rus of voic­es ask­ing Justin Trudeau to call…

Justin Trudeau is getting impatient, and it shows

Justin Trudeau is getting impatient, and it shows

Justin Trudeau’s impa­tience is show­ing. It’s more than just the jump-start Trudeau has…

Justin Trudeau is facing an all-out carbon levy revolt. There is a way to fight back

Justin Trudeau is facing an all-out carbon levy revolt. There is a way to fight back

New­found­land Pre­mier Andrew Furey has asked Justin Trudeau to call an emer­gency…

Is Doug Ford one — and how about Pierre Poilievre? What does it even mean to be a conservative in Canada these days?

Is Doug Ford one — and how about Pierre Poilievre? What does it even mean to be a conservative in…

In a recur­ring fea­ture, Susan Dela­court, a small‑l lib­er­al, and Matt…

I saw Justin Trudeau attacked by an angry mob last election campaign — and I worry things are about to get worse

I saw Justin Trudeau attacked by an angry mob last election campaign — and I worry things are about…

Jour­nal­ists shouldn’t make elec­tion pre­dic­tions, but here’s one to take to the bank:…

Justin Trudeau's grip on power is precarious — and we witnessed that not once, but twice this week

Justin Trudeau's grip on power is precarious — and we witnessed that not once, but twice this week

Canada’s Par­lia­ment did not fall this week, which means the coun­try was spared…

Justin Trudeau and Pierre Poilievre reveal their hidden hopes in tributes to Brian Mulroney

Justin Trudeau and Pierre Poilievre reveal their hidden hopes in tributes to Brian Mulroney

Trib­utes to fall­en com­rades tend to bring out the best in politi­cians — and pro­vide…

An expected defeat was unexpectedly painful for Justin Trudeau's Liberals. That should set off alarm bells

An expected defeat was unexpectedly painful for Justin Trudeau's Liberals. That should set off…

MG: I know bet­ter than to make pre­dic­tions in pol­i­tics. I’m not paid enough to…

Good Talk - Did Joe Biden Just Save Himself?

Good Talk - Did Joe Biden Just Save Himself?

Is he just too old, stum­bling and inco­her­ent? Not last night it seems. Joe Biden’s…

Why has Canadian politics become so stupid?

Why has Canadian politics become so stupid?

Our fed­er­al polit­i­cal par­ties believe their best chances at pow­er can be found on…

Good Talk - Brian Mulroney, The Passing of A Giant

Good Talk - Brian Mulroney, The Passing of A Giant

The 18th prime min­is­ter of Cana­da was a force, a huge force. He changed the…

It's hard to imagine Canada without Brian Mulroney

It's hard to imagine Canada without Brian Mulroney

Bri­an Mul­roney is gone and it’s hard to imag­ine Cana­da with­out him in it. It wasn’t…

Promising a pharmacare program is one thing. Delivering one that lasts is quite another

Promising a pharmacare program is one thing. Delivering one that lasts is quite another

Cana­da doesn’t have a lot of Leap Day tra­di­tions, unless you count the one time…

I was hacked — and it taught me who had my back, and who didn't

I was hacked — and it taught me who had my back, and who didn't

Fol­low­ers of the social-media plat­form known as X, for­mer­ly Twit­ter, might have…

Think we're nothing like Americans? Some troubling findings in Canada are emerging, poll suggests

Think we're nothing like Americans? Some troubling findings in Canada are emerging, poll suggests

Watch­ing Amer­i­can polit­i­cal news these days, many Cana­di­ans may be tempt­ed to be…

Is it time for the Liberals and NDP to break up?

Is it time for the Liberals and NDP to break up?

The deal between Justin Trudeau’s Lib­er­als and Jag­meet Singh’s New Democ­rats has…

Pierre Poilievre can dish it out. Why can't he take it?

Pierre Poilievre can dish it out. Why can't he take it?

It is a curi­ous thing: the high­er Pierre Poilievre climbs in the polls, the…

Justin Trudeau and Pierre Poilievre have found a common enemy for what's wrong with Canada

Justin Trudeau and Pierre Poilievre have found a common enemy for what's wrong with Canada

No one is crack­ing down on immi­grants to Cana­da, politi­cians of all stripes keep…

Danielle Smith and Justin Trudeau want a fight that Pierre Poilievre is trying to avoid

Danielle Smith and Justin Trudeau want a fight that Pierre Poilievre is trying to avoid

“Mr. Smith Goes to Wash­ing­ton” is a clas­sic film about what hap­pens when…

'It's irresponsible': Justin Trudeau's natural resources minister is worried about a provincial rebellion brewing against Ottawa

'It's irresponsible': Justin Trudeau's natural resources minister is worried about a provincial…

Long before he was Canada’s nat­ur­al resources min­is­ter, Jonathan Wilkin­son was part…

'Poilievre is worse than Harper': Justin Trudeau's Liberals are clearly bugged by the Conservative leader

'Poilievre is worse than Harper': Justin Trudeau's Liberals are clearly bugged by the Conservative…

Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre is con­vinced he is real­ly get­ting under the…

'Freedom Convoy' supporters and haters now have fresh ammunition

'Freedom Convoy' supporters and haters now have fresh ammunition

It is a per­fect court deci­sion for a polar­iz­ing issue — the 2022 con­vey…

Mad at Justin Trudeau? Tuning him out? The prime minister says he hears you — and he gets it

Mad at Justin Trudeau? Tuning him out? The prime minister says he hears you — and he gets it

Justin Trudeau gets a lot of advice. It goes with the job of being prime min­is­ter.…

Mad at Justin Trudeau? Tuning him out? The prime minister says he hears you — and he gets it

Mad at Justin Trudeau? Tuning him out? The prime minister says he hears you — and he gets it

Justin Trudeau gets a lot of advice. It goes with the job of being prime min­is­ter.…

Here's what Justin Trudeau thinks about the coming U.S. election

Here's what Justin Trudeau thinks about the coming U.S. election

Justin Trudeau insists he is not tak­ing sides in this year’s U.S. elec­tion, but he is…

Justin Trudeau says Pierre Poilievre is turning on Ukraine — and that the country's president has noticed

Justin Trudeau says Pierre Poilievre is turning on Ukraine — and that the country's president has…

Ukrain­ian Pres­i­dent Volodymyr Zelen­skyy has expressed con­cern to Justin Trudeau…

Pierre Poilievre will defend the media — but only when it suits him

Pierre Poilievre will defend the media — but only when it suits him

The true test of one’s prin­ci­ples, it’s said, is if you can stand up for them on behalf…

What are Canadians willing to sacrifice in the fight against climate change?

What are Canadians willing to sacrifice in the fight against climate change?

The COVID pan­dem­ic was a large-scale test for gov­ern­ments around the world, but…

Will Justin Trudeau stay or call it quits? We listened to his year-end interviews, and this is what they revealed

Will Justin Trudeau stay or call it quits? We listened to his year-end interviews, and this is what…

It became the num­ber-one ques­tion in Cana­di­an pol­i­tics in 2023: will Justin Trudeau…

Justin Trudeau fears Pierre Poilievre is bringing Trump-style politics to Canada

Justin Trudeau fears Pierre Poilievre is bringing Trump-style politics to Canada

Justin Trudeau is wor­ried Cana­da is vul­ner­a­ble to the spread of the far right in the…

Is that Justin Trudeau buying batteries in Canadian Tire?

Is that Justin Trudeau buying batteries in Canadian Tire?

Stephen Harp­er used to slip away from his prime min­is­te­r­i­al duties to take in…

Justin Trudeau and Pierre Poilievre really don't like each other — and it shows

Justin Trudeau and Pierre Poilievre really don't like each other — and it shows

The Justin Trudeau ver­sus Pierre Poilievre show has wound down for the year, giv­ing…

What do Pierre Poilievre's Conservatives have against Ukraine?

What do Pierre Poilievre's Conservatives have against Ukraine?

On sev­er­al occa­sions this fall, Ukrain­ian Pres­i­dent Volodymyr Zelen­skyy must have…

Pierre Poilievre sure has a strange way of showing respect for Parliament

Pierre Poilievre sure has a strange way of showing respect for Parliament

Two months ago, Greg Fer­gus made his­to­ry when he became the first Black Cana­di­an…

Justin Trudeau is a problem for his party — and even if he quits, it might not save the Liberals, poll suggests

Justin Trudeau is a problem for his party — and even if he quits, it might not save the Liberals,…

It is the ques­tion haunt­ing Justin Trudeau’s Lib­er­als as their for­tunes con­tin­ue…

Justin Trudeau is a problem for his party — and even if he quits, it might not save the Liberals, poll suggests

Justin Trudeau is a problem for his party — and even if he quits, it might not save the Liberals,…

It is the ques­tion haunt­ing Justin Trudeau’s Lib­er­als as their for­tunes con­tin­ue…

Justin Trudeau was fixing a problem. Now his solution is a weapon for Pierre Poilievre

Justin Trudeau was fixing a problem. Now his solution is a weapon for Pierre Poilievre

When Justin Trudeau announced a par­tial roll­back of his car­bon levy last week,…

I was disgusted — but for most MPs, it was just another day in the House of Commons

I was disgusted — but for most MPs, it was just another day in the House of Commons

Greg Fer­gus, the new Speak­er of the House of Com­mons, made the tra­di­tion­al show of…

A fight over pharmacare threatens to fracture the Liberal-NDP alliance. Can it survive?

A fight over pharmacare threatens to fracture the Liberal-NDP alliance. Can it survive?

When Justin Trudeau and Jag­meet Singh sat down togeth­er with top advis­ers last month…

Justin Trudeau’s government has sweated through one crisis after another. Here’s what that changed

Justin Trudeau’s government has sweated through one crisis after another. Here’s what that changed

In a week filled with tru­ly dis­turb­ing and alarm­ing news on the world stage, it…

Justin Trudeau knows what you’ll be worrying about this Thanksgiving weekend — and he thinks it ‘sucks,’ too

Justin Trudeau knows what you’ll be worrying about this Thanksgiving weekend — and he thinks it…

The Aba­cus Data polling firm was out in the field over the past week, sur­vey­ing almost…

He’ll have to rein in Pierre Poilievre — and that’s just the start of Greg Fergus’s new job

He’ll have to rein in Pierre Poilievre — and that’s just the start of Greg Fergus’s new job

A cou­ple of weeks ago, a Lib­er­al MP named Greg Fer­gus was giv­en cred­it for how…