The embattled finance minister was told he didn’t technically have to, but the reason isn’t going to help him fend off critics
New Brunswick MP Wayne Long says backbench grinders are finally being heard by Liberal stars
October 16th, 2017 1 comment
Let’s not dwell unduly on sensitivities supposedly bruised in the small-business tax battle. It’s about money.
October 5th, 2017 8 comments
When Americans are gunned down, presidential rhetoric is demanded. But even when it’s moving (Obama) or spiritual (Trump), does it matter?
October 2nd, 2017 1 comment
The new NDP leader hinted at his attack plan against Trudeau, and talked about his pitch to Quebecers, and getting by in these supposedly tough times
October 1st, 2017 2 comments
The finance minister isn’t easy to rile, but this protracted policy fight is now testing his patience
September 28th, 2017 15 comments
With the Bombardier-Boeing battle casting a dark shadow, the foreign minister frames the ‘unconventional’ Trump factor
September 27th, 2017 3 comments
And that raises key questions about what the Trudeau government’s legalization of marijuana is really likely to accomplish
September 27th, 2017 25 comments
But the political battle will turn on framing the debate. Is it about a tax grab or tax fairness?
September 22nd, 2017 13 comments
As the NDP gets ready to pick Tom Mulcair’s successor, Lewis sees real left-wing ideas ‘submerged’
September 18th, 2017 1 comment
The sturdy former steel town doesn’t cry out for salvation, but industrial policy isn’t the party’s focus anyway
When the party dumped Tom Mulcair, it seemed hungry for a sharp left turn. But the race to replace him has been more cautious
September 16th, 2017 3 comments
Trudeau’s top economic advisor has said Canada needs “bold and immediate action” to stave off stagnation, but the government has been slow to live up to the challenge
September 5th, 2017 7 comments