François-Philippe Champagne

Champagne arrives on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 5, 2020 (CP/Sean Kilpatrick)

Another tiny perfect cabinet shuffle

Paul Wells: Industry is a good fit for the ambitious Champagne. Garneau will be a dignified presence in foreign affairs. And making an impact will be a huge task for either of them.
Minister of Foreign Affairs François-Philippe Champagne in his Shawinigan, QC, office. (Photograph by Sylvie Li)

Canada’s foreign policy agenda in 2021

There will be a new goal in the coming year: getting ahead (and getting heard) in an unfriendly, chaotic world
Minister of Foreign Affairs François-Philippe Champagne in his Shawinigan, QC, office. (Photograph by Sylvie Li)

The smiley, friendly, cunning François-Philippe Champagne

The foreign minister has a deep Rolodex and ambition to match. Now does he have what it will take to guide Canada through a period of unprecedented global change?

Does Ottawa owe you a flight home?

Scott Gilmore: For too many Canadians out in the world in normal times, Ottawa’s duty of care includes concierge travel-agency services. But these are not normal times.
Francois-Philippe Champagne

François-Philippe Champagne has things to say

Canada’s trade minister talks (and talks) to Paul Wells about his globe-trotting efforts to promote Canada, and why it matters now

Michael Chong handles the hecklers: Ottawa Power Rankings

Who’s up in the nation’s capital? A pair of leadership hopefuls in two parties. Who’s down? Liberals looking to become MPs.

A cabinet shuffle’s winners and losers: Ottawa Power Rankings

Our weekly round-up of whose political fortunes are rising and falling on Parliament Hill
Chrystia Freeland Patty Hajdu Maryam Monsef Francois-Philippe Champagne Karina Gould Ahmed Hussen

What you need to know about Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle

As Chrystia Freeland rises, Maryam Monsef falls. And as two Liberal vets move on, two ministers to watch move in
Francois-Philippe Champagne

Meet François-Philippe Champagne, Trudeau’s new trade minister

Before his big cabinet promotion, Champagne talked economic policy with Maclean’s

In Justin Trudeau’s second year, promises meet proving ground

Amid questions for Trudeau about the economy, and a fight for the middle class, John Geddes envisions what 2017 will hold for the Liberals