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 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.
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.