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.
Here’s some interesting political trivia: No provincial premier has ever become prime minister of Canada. That’s what makes the phenomenon of Stephen Harper’s political children so bizarre, Don Martin writes.
It’s time for the T4 taxpayers of the nation to rise up. With professionals rolling out sob stories of proposed changes cramping their ability to hide taxes through incorporation, the most influential group remains silent on the sidelines, Don Martin says.
Over 7,000 Order of Canada decorations have been pinned on mostly-worthy recipients in the last 50 years. Over 90 Victoria Crosses have been given to Canadian soldiers for their supreme sacrifice. And 18 Stars of Military Valor have been awarded by Governors General for extreme bravery in battle.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be releasing progress reports on his cabinet ministers, leading CTV's Power Play host Don Martin to give some of his own mid-term marks. Find out at CTVNews.ca who passes with flying colours and who needs a major improvement.
The opposition largely avoided questions about the Liberal government's new foreign and defence policies because they know Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet hit a grand slam with them, Don Martin writes.
The Great Divide doesn't just refer to the towering mountain range between British Columbia and Alberta -- it's also an apt description for the split over pipelines. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is going to have to side with the economy, Don Martin writes.