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.
Kenney's insult digs below the political surface to a deeply personal level and, even in the blood sport of intergovernmental politics, seemed particularly pointless and provocative. Had he said it of a woman politician, he would've been groveling an apology by now, says Don Martin.
Saying sorry is the hardest word for politicians. It’s either viewed an admission of wrongdoing or a show of weakness. But Justin Trudeau has taken aim at becoming the greatest apologist in our history. In fact, the prime minister is apologizing for most of our history as regrets roll out, some for actions predating the birth of every Canadian alive today, writes Don Martin.
To smear Erin Weir's reputation over a physical proximity issue, if that's indeed all that happened, is to demean the definition of real life sexual harassment and elevate NDP political correctness to the level of paranoia, says Don Martin.
The showdown over this vital pipeline, put on hold because the builder is fed up with the B.C. government fiddling about with regulatory speed bumps and court delays, goes to the very heart of Albertan fears that they can't get a fair shake from a Confederation they’ve generously financed, says Don Martin.
The problem with the current regimes of carbon pricing is that they’re insufficiently harsh to induce real behavioral change and increasingly used as slush funding for governments to squander in their own whimsical way, writes Don Martin.
Leadership is hard. Just ask Jagmeet Singh as he marks six months in the NDP leadership with back-to-back mea-culpas to a caucus starting to wonder if they're being led into electoral battle by an overnight dud, Don Martin writes.
There's a gun fight of sorts coming to the House of Commons floor next week. It’ll erupt over a bill, expected to be tabled Tuesday, taking aim at keeping firearms away from the mentally ill or out of the hands of those with violent backgrounds, Don Martin says.
The most uplifting takeaway from my 2007 Afghanistan embedding with the troops was hearing how our soldiers had never been prouder to serve than being in combat against the tyranny of the Taliban. But a decade later, that pride has gone along with the fall in our status as a middle military power, Don Martin writes.