Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland participates in a media availability to discuss Canadian sanctions on Russia, in Ottawa, March 1, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Federal budget will include a surtax on banks and insurance companies

Politics Insider for Apr. 6: Jagmeet Singh says he trusts Liberals to deliver on their deal with the NDP; the polls are in on the Liberal-NDP deal; Jerry Dias is under investigation

Ford attends a news conference in Toronto, as further restrictions are announced to combat the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, on Jan. 3, 2022. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

338Canada: The Trudeau-Singh agreement could weigh on the Ontario campaign

Philippe J. Fournier: Our latest projection still has Ford solidly in the lead, but anything short of a majority will undoubtedly invite talk of cooperation between the Liberals and NDP

Anglade questions Legault over COVID management, during Question Period on Feb. 8, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City (Jacques Boissinot/CP)

338Canada: A new era of Quebec politics

Philippe J. Fournier: The dominant parties of the past 60 years, the Quebec Liberals and the PQ, continue their decline in public opinion. It’s all CAQ now.

Police face off with a protester against COVID-19 mandates, Feb. 18, 2022 in Ottawa. (Robert Bumsted/Associated Press)

Ottawa police move in on the protestors

Politics Insider for Feb. 18: The protests collapse; the House of Commons erupts; tensions rise even further in Ukraine

Lightbound speaks about COVID restrictions during a news conference on Feb. 8, 2022 in Ottawa (Adrian Wyld/CP)

The Joël Lightbound crisis in the Liberal Party

Paul Wells: The MP’s astonishing criticism of Liberal policy on COVID restrictions is the most serious threat to Trudeau’s leadership since Jane Philpott quit the federal cabinet

Justin Trudeau returns to Parliament with a hard stance against protests

Politics Insider for Feb. 8: Candice Bergen criticizes Trudeau; the trucker horns fall silent; Stephen Poloz’s affection for Star Trek

Ford arrives to a press conference at Queen’s Park on Jan. 20, 2022 (Nathan Denette/CP)

Who can best challenge Doug Ford in June? Polls disagree.

Philippe J. Fournier: The PCs still have the edge in our latest projection, but a collection of diverging polls suggest public opinion is in flux

The newly sworn-in federal cabinet listens to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a press conference in Ottawa on Oct. 26, 2021 (Lars Hagberg/CP)

The climate committee double-double

Paul Wells: The government has named two cabinet committees with identical mandates, in a system sure to collapse under the weight of its own absurdity

Trudeau and the newly sworn in ministers in Ottawa on Oct. 26, 2021 (Courtesy of Alex Tétreault/PMO)

The future of the Liberal Party—without Justin Trudeau

Paul Wells: The biggest question in Canadian politics in 2022 is whether Trudeau will still be PM when the year is done. The Grits may be forced to consider life after him—and what they even stand for without him.

Trudeau takes part in a press conference with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte in The Hague, Netherlands, on Oct. 29, 2021 (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

There’s no you in Team Trudeau

Paul Wells: In all of Trudeau’s behaviour since the election it’s hard not to notice a habit of mind and a pattern of behaviour

Singh meets with Trudeau on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Nov. 14, 2019 (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

Liberal and NDP officials mull over a potential deal

Stephen Maher: Following a meeting between Singh and Trudeau, officials in both parties have considered a deal to avoid a lost confidence vote for three years

Justin Trudeau, Governor General Mary May Simon and members of the newly announced cabinet on October 26, 2021 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

After a major cabinet shuffle, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has a new look

Politics Insider for Oct. 27, 2021: Major changes and new faces in cabinet; an unimpressed Erin O’Toole; and a worried Alberta