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.
Almost within sight of Parliament Hill on the Quebec side of the river, there’s a slightly-shabby but always-busy store where a law now headed for the Supreme Court is broken dozens of times every day.
You have to experience a bust to fear the bubble. That’s why Ontario is taking politically smart and economically necessary steps to open a small leak in what many experts call a hyper-inflated housing bubble in the Toronto area.
Marijuana, outlawed in 1923 without parliamentary debate or any serious public pressure, will become legal to grow, buy and consume in 2018 under today’s federal legislation. But there’s a catch, which smacks of Liberal campaign promise remorse.
Conventional wisdom has it that Senator Don Meredith will soon be tossed out the Senate door with a “good riddance” sticker on his back. But constitutional reality suggests the forced Meredith eviction will never happen.
Too many young people could face life-long trouble at the U.S. border if they're caught with marijuana and charged with possession in the remaining months before Canada decriminalizes the drug, Don Martin writes.
Opposition MPs are seething over an attempt by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to change the rules of the House of Commons. That the Liberals are acting unilaterally smells like self-interest, Don Martin says.