Can the Liberal Party really replace Justin Trudeau?

Can the Liberal Party really replace Justin Trudeau?

The next election is supposed to be three years away, but we’re seeing a lot of predictions of Justin Trudeau’s political demise. But for his Liberal Party, there is no easy way to leave him behind. Predicting Mr. Trudeau’s next three years seems like a mug’s game when you consider the surprises of his first … Read more

Paths to Conservative leadership are now unlikely for anyone not named Poilievre

Paths to Conservative leadership are now unlikely for anyone not named Poilievre

Conservative leadership hopeful Pierre Poilievre takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Que. on May 25.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press After a weekend of Conservative leadership campaigns playing show-and-tell with their membership-recruitment figures, Jean Charest piped up to say he still has a clear path to victory. But that path … Read more

Bill Morneau’s complaints speak for economic pragmatists that Justin Trudeau’s politics have left behind

Bill Morneau’s complaints speak for economic pragmatists that Justin Trudeau’s politics have left behind

In a speech on June 1, Bill Morneau described a political world where the partisan politicking about economic matters got in the way of pragmatic concerns or practical follow-through, writes Campbell Clark.Cole Burston/The Canadian Press A wedge is a simple machine, inserted into a small crevice to open up a wider divide. When Justin Trudeau … Read more

Conservative leadership debate was more about who supported trucker convoy first

Conservative leadership debate was more about who supported trucker convoy first

Conservative leadership candidate Leslyn Lewis speaks about leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre as Jean Charest and Scott Aitchison look on during a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference in Ottawa on May 5.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press The early days of the Conservative leadership campaign have featured top-tier candidates declaring each other unfit to … Read more

Ben Harper scorches Jean Charest, while Pierre Poilievre’s team nurses a grudge

Ben Harper scorches Jean Charest, while Pierre Poilievre’s team nurses a grudge

Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre speaks during a campaign rally on March 31, in Ottawa.Dave Chan/The Globe and Mail Stephen Harper hasn’t personally jumped into the Conservative leadership race’s public stage, but there is a Harper who has emerged to pick sides: Ben Harper, son of the former prime minister. The younger … Read more