Stephen Harper

Military helicopters, apparently Russian, fly over the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022. (Ukrainian Police Department Press Service via AP)

Russia launches an attack on Ukraine

Politics Insider for Feb. 24: Kyiv braces for invasion; the world condemns Vladimir Putin; the Conservative leadership race begins to take shape
Michael Wernick, former clerk of the Privy Council of Canada, participates in an interview with Maclean's, on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. (Photograph by Justin Tang)

Michael Wernick has some advice

Paul Wells talks to the former clerk of the Privy Council about his advice to Prime Ministers, the time pressures of governing, and political exits
Trudeau and Harper trade words during the Munk Debate on foreign affairs, in Toronto, on Sept. 28, 2015 (Andrew Vaughan/CP)

Sunny Ways O’Toole?

Andrew MacDougall: The Liberals’ 2015 majority-winning campaign was a masterclass in tone against the snippy Tories. In this campaign, it’s all turned around.
Harper arrives at his office in Ottawa on Oct. 21, 2015 (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Poll: Stephen Harper would change this election

Paul Wells: If Harper returned to once again lead the Conservatives, it would cut the Liberal advantage by two-thirds, and a rout starts to look more like a race
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper greets supporters as son, Ben, centre-left, walks past during a campaign stop in Fredericton, N.B., on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

Ben Harper, son of Stephen, has been wetting his political feet in Alberta

The 24-year-old is working in the office of Premier Jason Kenney, after holding a couple of different roles in the UCP government
Harper waves after addressing the Canada Day crowd on Parliament Hill on July 1, 2015 (Fred Chartrand/CP)

Stephen Harper vs. the Media, round infinity plus two

Andrew MacDougall: Harper’s take on his 2015 loss may have missed the mark, but there is also more truth to it than the Canadian media would like to admit

Who will be the next Tory leader? Ask Rona Ambrose.

Stephen Maher: The path is clearing for Peter MacKay. The one big thing standing in his way is the great hope of Western Conservatives.

Stephen Harper resigns from the Conservative Fund board to block Jean Charest

Paul Wells: Sources say the former PM’s main goal behind his abrupt resignation is to free himself to counter Charest’s leadership bid

The takedown of Andrew Scheer

Partisan warfare, ruthless tactics, friendly fire. What really happened in the final weeks before the resignation of the leader of the opposition.

Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives’ choices

Paul Wells: The party aims to build a winning coalition, stay united and infuriate Liberals. Only one person has done it in the last 30 years.