National Column: Trudeau, Morneau need long-term plan

It was merely a matter of time before someone in Justin Trudeau’s picture-perfect, properly balanced cabinet – a collection of the celebrated, the cerebral and the politically untested – was going to have to show their mettle with their finger stuck in a light socket. […]


National Column: Big hopes, but is the money really there?

It seemed like a political master stroke last July when Justin Trudeau and his inner circle decided to turn political convention upside down and run “modest” budget deficits.

The pledge helped Trudeau break from the pack and in hindsight it was not only a smart political move but a prudent fiscal decision. […]