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.
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.
This week's budget was particularly bulletproof from opposition attack, but to scan the Liberal lapdogs behind the prime minister was to see MPs knowing their budget was dead on arrival as a political relations exercise. All it took to turn off the budget glow was Trudeau answering his very first question on the New Delhi debacle, says Don Martin.
The Great Divide forms the southern stretch of Rocky Mountain border between Alberta and British Columbia. This geographically defining landmark turned politically rocky this week with two premiers under the NDP flag flapping madly off in different directions over the $7-billion Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion, Don Martin says.