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.
He doesn't need to be the jolly green giant. But if Conservative leader Andrew Scheer wants to be the next prime minister, he needs to release a credible and comprehensive climate change plan next week, writes Don Martin.
The notion of voting for a local force of independent personality over picking a government will drive many voters into established party camps. And yet, a re-elected Wilson-Raybould and Philpott would be assets in the next Parliament, even though I suspect they're just waiting to return to the Liberal fold in the post-Trudeau era, writes Don Martin.
It's easy to kneejerk a demand for the prime minister to resign, as the Conservatives do on the flimsiest of pretexts. But beyond Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance’s rushed judge and jury execution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, other issues are starting to make that hefty pay raise given to him this week by Justin Trudeau fall somewhere between inexplicable and laughable, writes Don Martin.
Question period has become a charade of staff-crafted questions clashing with well-rehearsed non-answers, which are put down on paper lest a $250,000 a year cabinet minister is unable to memorize even the simplest two-sentence response, writes Don Martin.
Say what you want about Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, and there's a lot to dislike, but this week's fed-up blast at Canada's negligence in removing this olfactory assault suggests he has a good grasp of the Trudeau government, writes Don Martin.