All governments live by a clock. It typically starts ticking loudly in the third year of a majority mandate, when there is still time to put in place the structural elements of a re-election platform. The next-to-last Liberal budget of the current Parliament begins to lift the veil on the ruling party’s pre-election mindset. […]
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s state visit to India has been labelled a total disaster. It wasn’t.
At worst, it was only a partial disaster. And it did accomplish what the prime minister had set out to do, which was provide good visuals for his Liberals in next year’s federal election campaign. […]
If apparel oft proclaims the man, then Polonius, who uttered those words in Hamlet, would have quite literally given our prime minister a dressing down this week. From the viewpoint of the Shakespearean character, Justin Trudeau would have broken the basic rules: his clothes were as costly as money could buy, but gaudy, too, proclaiming him unserious. […]
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is one of Justin Trudeau’s most effective allies on the Canada-U.S. trade front. And preserving NAFTA, or as much of it as possible, is the most significant item on the federal government’s mid-mandate plate. […]
As the crow flies – or in this instance a government jet backed up by a string of chauffeur-driven vehicles – it is doable to travel from Parliament Hill to the town of Stouffville, northeast of Toronto, in about 90 minutes. […]
Conservative Shadow Finance Minister Pierre Poilievre is blasting the federal government’s plan to tax on employee discounts, a plan the Conservatives say Globe and Mail reporter Campbell Clark uncovered, publishing an email from CRA.