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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 feel­ing pret­ty good about his per­for­mance last week at the for­eign inter­fer­ence inquiry?

Pierre Poilievre had a very good week — thanks to Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh playing follow the leader

Pierre Poilievre had a very good week — thanks to Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh playing follow…

Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre may not have, in his words, Prime Min­is­ter…

The Long Game

The Long Game

This week we learned what Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau knew about inter­fer­ence by…

Banning abortions in 2024? History tells us what this is really about

Banning abortions in 2024? History tells us what this is really about

When Arizona’s Supreme Court rein­stat­ed an abor­tion ban this week, it yanked…

Political Pulse Panel: Carbon tax partisan split and foreign interference

Political Pulse Panel: Carbon tax partisan split and foreign interference

Fred DeLorey, the for­mer cam­paign man­ag­er for the Con­ser­v­a­tive Par­ty of Cana­da,…

The doctor Trudeau dumped has a prescription for better health care

The doctor Trudeau dumped has a prescription for better health care

She has the right to hold a grudge, but declines to take any cheap shots. Dr. Jane…

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…



Poilievre promises the conservative faithful all their Canadian dreams will soon come true

Poilievre promises the conservative faithful all their Canadian dreams will soon come true

The more inevitable Poilievre’s vic­to­ry seems, the more point­ed the ques­tions become…

It’s no wonder a national security official felt compelled to leak information to the media

It’s no wonder a national security official felt compelled to leak information to the media

When infor­ma­tion about China’s inter­fer­ence in Cana­di­an pol­i­tics was leaked to…

Justin Trudeau brings That Guy with him to the public inquiry on foreign interference

Justin Trudeau brings That Guy with him to the public inquiry on foreign interference

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau was on the first sen­tence of his first answer at the…

Conservative MPs display statesmanlike behaviour – not!

Conservative MPs display statesmanlike behaviour – not!

Char­lie Angus has been a mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for 20 years. First elect­ed…

What happens when Trudeau can't blame the premiers, NIMBYs or disinfo?

What happens when Trudeau can't blame the premiers, NIMBYs or disinfo?

An evolv­ing line of defence we see from the fed­er­al Lib­er­als is that they’re…

Justin Trudeau should say yes to a carbon tax showdown

Justin Trudeau should say yes to a carbon tax showdown

Pierre Poilievre and the provin­cial pre­miers are spoil­ing for yet anoth­er fight over…

It's a shame we didn't have Trudeau's testimony on foreign interference earlier. Much earlier

It's a shame we didn't have Trudeau's testimony on foreign interference earlier. Much earlier

A half-hour into his appear­ance before the pub­lic inquiry into for­eign inter­fer­ence,…

Reaction in Canada to Israel-Palestine war has me feeling spiritually homeless and disconnected

Reaction in Canada to Israel-Palestine war has me feeling spiritually homeless and disconnected

The last few months have shown me that the Israel-Pales­tine war has changed what…

Canada must be a leader in response to Ugandan anti-LGBTQ+ laws

Canada must be a leader in response to Ugandan anti-LGBTQ+ laws

Last week, near­ly a year to the day since Ugan­da passed its lat­est dra­con­ian…



Justin Trudeau owes the Premiers a meeting

Justin Trudeau owes the Premiers a meeting

One of the best things Justin Trudeau could do to show how wrong the pre­miers are on…

Open letter to Ministers Freeland and Holland: Renowned type 1 diabetes researchers emphasize the importance of research funding
Liberals have a chance to reverse their fiscal doom spiral. Expect them to pass

Liberals have a chance to reverse their fiscal doom spiral. Expect them to pass

Canada’s cov­et­ed triple‑A cred­it rat­ing is in dan­ger, but a gov­ern­ment with…

Danielle Smith punches back against Justin Trudeau — again

Danielle Smith punches back against Justin Trudeau — again

Pre­mier Danielle Smith insists she is not look­ing for a fight but if Prime…

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…

Horrendous death of three women brings some action on gender-based violence, but there’s a long way to go The Ontario government has deeply disappointed anti-violence advocates by refusing to

Horrendous death of three women brings some action on gender-based violence, but there’s a long way…

You have to ask: how many women have to die before Cana­di­ans start tak­ing inti­mate…

Canada’s new defence policy commits to exploring, instead of committing

Canada’s new defence policy commits to exploring, instead of committing

Cana­da is promis­ing to pump bil­lions into the mil­i­tary. The Lib­er­al government’s…

Doug Ford is dumbing down Ontario

Doug Ford is dumbing down Ontario

There’s fierce com­pe­ti­tion in the unof­fi­cial race for Canada’s most dan­ger­ous…

How to navigate post-fact politics: skeptically, but attentively

How to navigate post-fact politics: skeptically, but attentively

Any­one look­ing for evi­dence that we live in a post-pol­i­cy, post-fact,…



Who can stop Benjamin Netanyahu?

Who can stop Benjamin Netanyahu?

The stag­ger­ing death toll of Israel’s war of rage and vengeance demands an answer…

Dismissal of Royal Bank CFO is no run-of-the-mill firing

Dismissal of Royal Bank CFO is no run-of-the-mill firing

When cor­po­ra­tions have bad news to deliv­er, they often put it out late on…

Why Pierre Poilievre’s over-the-top attacks on Justin Trudeau is bad for the country

Why Pierre Poilievre’s over-the-top attacks on Justin Trudeau is bad for the country

There’s been some crit­i­cism of Con­ser­v­a­tive leader Pierre Poilievre because he…

Government bans on social media will only make them more desirable

Government bans on social media will only make them more desirable

Will Rogers has an old joke about Pro­hi­bi­tion: ​“Why don’t they pass…

Foreign interference goes far beyond federal elections

Foreign interference goes far beyond federal elections

While the for­eign inter­fer­ence inquiry head­ed by Com­mis­sion­er Marie-Josee Hogue…

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…

Why should Indigenous Canadians not be entitled to the same rights as other Canadians?

Why should Indigenous Canadians not be entitled to the same rights as other Canadians?

“Every­one has the fol­low­ing fun­da­men­tal free­doms,” the Cana­di­an Char­ter of…

MPs targeted by China describe eerie patterns at foreign interference inquiry

MPs targeted by China describe eerie patterns at foreign interference inquiry

Every­one has been on the receiv­ing end of a social cold shoul­der when you start…

Trudeau's seeking shelter from the housing storm he created

Trudeau's seeking shelter from the housing storm he created

For the fourth day in a row, Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau took a cab­i­net…

It’s time for Canadians to have the right to a family doctor

It’s time for Canadians to have the right to a family doctor

In Cana­da, we used to tell our­selves that we have the best health care sys­tem in the…

Why do so many ignore facts, like the carbon tax works? Because we’re hard-wired to follow the pack

Why do so many ignore facts, like the carbon tax works? Because we’re hard-wired to follow the pack

I’ve been think­ing a lot about think­ing — about how we come to believe what we…

According to Justin Trudeau, Justin Trudeau is fear-mongering on immigration

According to Justin Trudeau, Justin Trudeau is fear-mongering on immigration

Some­one, some­where, appears to have tak­en a blow­torch to Canada’s immi­gra­tion…

The problem with the carbon tax is the carbon tax rebate

The problem with the carbon tax is the carbon tax rebate

“Con­ser­v­a­tive pre­miers across this coun­try are mis­lead­ing Cana­di­ans, are not…

Is it time for a Liberal-NDP merger?

Is it time for a Liberal-NDP merger?

Cana­di­an pro­gres­sives are slow­ly com­ing to terms with the idea, or per­haps even…

Trudeau shouldn’t reject Chrétien and Harper’s offer on 24 Sussex

Trudeau shouldn’t reject Chrétien and Harper’s offer on 24 Sussex

The res­i­dence at 24 Sus­sex Dri­ve is where more of this country’s his­to­ry has been…

Young voters aren’t buying whatever Trudeau is selling

Young voters aren’t buying whatever Trudeau is selling

Last sum­mer, Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau gave a mas­ter class in the art of…

In the middle of a housing crisis, no one worries about constitutional niceties

In the middle of a housing crisis, no one worries about constitutional niceties

Last sum­mer — around the same time pub­lic sup­port for the gov­ern­ing Lib­er­als began…

As NATO turns 75, should Canada push for its original vision of the alliance?

As NATO turns 75, should Canada push for its original vision of the alliance?

On Thurs­day, NATO turned 75 and maybe we should pause to con­sid­er the nature of an…