Power Play, a daily look at Canada’s political landscape. Recorded in Ottawa featuring all the political news and issues that matter most.
Hosted by CTV’s Don Martin, the program is a must for political insiders.
The toughest truest test of Trudeaumania starts now. Today, exactly one year after Stephen Harper symbolically threw in the election towel by staging a Toronto event with Rob Ford, his replacement faces the daunting Medicine Hat reality check.
They’re two former nobodies who had surprising potential to become somebodies in Canadian politics. But, in the space of 48 hours, both set out to talk themselves out of contention as premiers of the future.
The decision is exactly 300 days away, hardly an eternity when victory requires staffing, fundraising and selling memberships to claim the second most important political leadership in Canada. On May 27 next year, the Conservative party replaces Stephen Harper as leader.