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.
There's something queasy in forcing organizations applying for Canada Summer Job funding or support from the new Canada Service Corps. to attest that anti-abortion activity is not a core principle or mandate, writes Don Martin.
The Sir John Public House in the Kingston law offices where Macdonald began mapping out a country called Canada, stripped the pub of his name on Tuesday.Surely this is a sign of hyper-reactive cleansing for the sake of political correctness, a small step toward the sort of Stalinist purging of people from Soviet history, says Don Martin.
Back on December 18, the itinerary listed nothing about meeting with freed hostage Joshua Boyle and his family, whose five-year ordeal while held captive by Taliban-linked hostage-takers in Afghanistan ended in October. It was a curious omission, writes Don Martin.
At best Hehr's comments, which he doesn't totally deny saying, betray a tin political ear. At worst it projects a stony-hearted attitude which renders him unfit to be the minister in charge of a portfolio where empathy for the suffering is a leading prerequisite, writes Don Martin.
If you passed her on the street, you'd be reminded of a Mrs. Doubtfire or a friendly visitor to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.
But if those gentle bespectacled eyes narrow and that unassuming tone turns inquisitional, the most powerful politicians in the land ought to be wary of Mary Dawson, writes Don Martin.
The $5.6-million ice rink on Parliament Hill, which was extended from 24 to 83 days of operation this afternoon as public backlash started to grow is pointless icing on a bland birthday cake, says Don Martin.
It usually takes a full term or two for a government to achieve a level of sufficiently arrogant entitlement to boldly spew patronage, wildly squander money or rule by secretive decree - and it usually hits just before voters throw the bums out. But there are disquieting signs an early outbreak of second-term-itis is already infecting the sunny ways Trudeau government, writes Don Martin.