federal election 2021

The letter "d" on a "danger" sign at Major's Hill park advising people to stay away from the cliff edge is painted over, leaving the word "anger", seen in front of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. (Photograph by Justin Tang)

How to make an entire country furious

Shannon Proudfoot: Canadians were fed up even before the pandemic. That election didn’t help.
PM Trudeau speaks with staff on the campaign bus in Mississauga. September 11, 2021. (Courtesy of Adam Scotti/Liberal Party of Canada)

The broken triumph of Justin Trudeau

Paul Wells: Why does it feel like the country isn’t any better off after this election? Perhaps because the problems Canada faces demand hard choices, and modern election campaigns reward denial and emojis.
Members of the Conservative caucus applaud Erin O'Toole following his address to them on Wednesday. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

Cheer up, Tories. And don’t do that stupid thing you’re thinking of doing

Jen Gerson: Let Justin Trudeau and the Liberals eat every morsel of cake coming to them, because time and circumstances are finally on your side.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes an announcement on the government's updated climate change plan, in Ottawa, on Dec. 11, 2020 (Justin Tang/CP)

It’s time to come together on climate

Opinion: We are entering what needs to be the most intensive period of carbon reduction planning in our country’s history. Canadians are ready.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in Edmonton on Sept. 21, 2021. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

A shakeup in Alberta and trouble ahead for Kenney, O’Toole and Trudeau

Politics Insider for Sept. 22, 2021: The health minister is out in Alberta; questions about Trudeau and O’Toole; the new kids on Parliament Hill
O'Toole leaves the set following a news conference on Sept. 21, 2021 in Ottawa (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Canada has shifted to the left

Stephen Maher: Elections allow us to get a better read on what the public wants. And the results—and where the parties moved—point to a clear trend.
(Lars Hagberg/CP)

The PPC got more than 800,000 votes, and that should worry all of us

Pam Palmater: The election result is yet another sign that Canada is becoming fertile ground for far-right groups
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves as he arrives to deliver his victory speech after snap parliamentary elections at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, early on September 21, 2021. - Canadians returned Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to power on September 20 in hotly contested elections against a rookie conservative leader, according to projections by television networks. (Andrej Ivanov/AFP/Getty Images)

What Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have promised Canadians in their new mandate

After calling a snap election halfway through his term, Trudeau has managed to clinch another minority government
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a Montreal Metro station on Sept. 21, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

A $600 million federal election later, we’re back to where we started

Politics Insider for Sept. 21, 2021: Trudeau maintains his grip; O’Toole has some problems; and Legault is stymied
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh stands with his wife Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu as he delivers remarks at an election night event on September 20, 2021 in Vancouver, Canada. For the first time in a decade, the New Democratic Party will have more seats in parliament than they had at the start of the election, picking up an additional three seats for a projected total of 27. (Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

Same old balance in Parliament, same old question: Whither the NDP?

Jagmeet Singh nudged up his party’s seat count, but must still figure out a way to differentiate his New Democrats from the Liberals