A referendum question usually calls for a simple binary response: yes or no. In Britain on Thursday, voters will decide whether to “remain” in or “leave” the European Union. The first draft of the referendum…View More Is Europe About to Reap the Whirlwind?
In one sense, the Liberal majority in the House is good for the Conservatives. It puts them in a position where they needn’t be in any rush to launch a leadership campaign and convention. No…View More For the Conservatives to Move Ahead, Harper has to Move Out
There are touchstones in Tom Mulcair’s life, events that come full circle. When he first ran for the Quebec legislature in the suburban Laval seat of Chomedey in 1994, he was returning to the neighbourhood…View More The Long Ascent of Tom Mulcair
The Maclean’s leaders’ debate, originally scheduled as a pre-season warmup to the election, turns out to be the first main event of the campaign. In retrospect, the Conservative brain trust may already have known the…View More The Real Campaign Launch: Thursday’s Debate
Now comes the reckoning — not just for the Senate, but also for Auditor-General Michael Ferguson, who spent $21 million investigating its travel and living expenses. And what do we have to show for two years…View More The AG and the Senate: $21 million to catch $1 million? Are we kidding?
Welcome to the debate about the debates. The world of federal election leaders’ debates as we know it went kaboom last week, when the Conservatives walked away from an understanding with the Big Three television…View More Harper’s Debate Move Opens New Avenues for Media Coverage
Turning around a losing campaign is tough enough for a governing party in an election where the ballot frame is ‘time for a change’. It becomes impossible when the voters move beyond change to ‘throw…View More Jim Prentice Reaps the Whirlwind
The election campaign began in earnest with Tuesday’s budget, Joe Oliver’s first and Stephen Harper’s last before the writ drops in September for the October 19 election. And the crucial battleground is the Greater Toronto…View More Joe Oliver’s 905 budget: Let the Election Countdown Begin
Robert Libman’s announcement that he’ll be running for the Conservatives in Mount Royal sets up an interesting 2015 race against the eventual winner of the Liberal nomination, either Anthony Housefather or Jonathan Goldbloom. This is…View More Unequivocal Israel support gives Harper hope in Liberal bastion of Mount Royal