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 rules are clear. Rona Ambrose did nothing technically wrong in yachting around the Caribbean last month with a billionaire buddy. So why does she act like she's been caught playing golf in Florida with Donald Trump between Nordstrom shopping expeditions for Ivanka fashion wear?
The Great Divide is the watershed weaving through the Rockies along Alberta’s border with British Columbia. But as this week unfolded, sharp contrasts on the political landscape continued to build a greater divide along Canada’s border with the U.S.
More than one Conservative MP told me they turned on the television Tuesday and, after a few minutes, clicked it off. It was the all-French debate for their party's leadership and even they couldn't bear to watch a bland and at times bitter hodge-podge of current and former MPs, many struggling in a language they don't understand to say little of voter-wowing substance.
The bonds have been straining for a year. Yesterday, the last traces of Conservative Party unity snapped. Ironically it fell to MP Lisa Raitt, the mostly-conciliatory former cabinet minister of many portfolios, to drive a wedge deep into the party.