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.
So the only question now: Was that pressure improper? If there is a definitive answer to that, it is the line of demarcation between this story as Trudeau government kryptonite or a fizzle that'll be forgotten by election day, writes Don Martin.
The spectre of voter manipulation from foreign operatives is real. But the greater threat to clear-sighted voting comes from the antagonists slinging made-up mud at each other under glass in the House of Commons, writes Don Martin.
This was the week international investment in Canadian energy transportation went palliative following multiple bouts of protracted suffering. The industry obit will detail how a few chiefs, bestowed with the ceremonial title by their ancestors, finally proved there’s no way to move oil, bitumen or natural gas from the ground to the ocean, says Don Martin.
In a Canadian political realm hardening into partisan divides dominated by promise-breaking, polling-directed and scripted-to-the-comma political leaders, a welcome change is musing about entering a leadership race. A successful bid would be a big gain for New Brunswick and even bigger win for Canadian politics, writes Don Martin.