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
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
Canada's New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh in Ottawa October 6, 2021. Photograph by Blair Gable

Jagmeet Singh on relentless optimism and what’s next for the NDP

He talks with Marie-Danielle Smith about a disappointing election result, how to create an inclusive Parliament—and when to say ‘chardi kala’
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
Kenney speaks at the Premier's annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary on July 12, 2021 (Jeff McIntosh/CP)

Will Jason Kenney sink the UCP experiment?: 338Canada

Philippe J. Fournier: The latest projection shows that if an election was held now, the UCP would be nearly swept out of urban Alberta and even lose some of its rural base
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.
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
Justin Trudeau in Montreal, Quebec, on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

The Liberals have a slight edge heading into Election Day

Politics Insider for Sept. 20, 2021: A final 338Canada seat projection; Singh’s vow to tax the rich; and closing arguments
Trudeau prepares to appear on CBC's Face To Face with host Rosemary Barton in Toronto on Sept. 12, 2021 (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

338Canada: The final polls are in, and they point to a slim Liberal victory

Philippe J. Fournier: It’s no sure win for the Liberals but the final 338Canada vote projection puts them at 146 seats (11 fewer than 2019), and the Conservatives at 127