If the byelections were a dress rehearsal for the upcoming election, the Orange are about to be crushed.
If Nigel Wright is charged as a result of the police allegations then his potential day in court will likely coincide with the next federal election.
When public attention is diverted from real issues like transportation gridlock, and smart growth, everybody in the country loses.
Her hasty retreat from the Senate audit committee was prefaced by questions about her own expense account, including queries about long-term Ottawa primary residency.
But an emboldened gallery does not bode well for the government’s capacity to reboot the message any time soon.
With the overwhelming Grit victory in Nova Scotia, the tide against centrist governments has definitely turned.
During Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s time in government, he has cut the number of women on the Supreme Court by half.
He is the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and he has made it his business to promote equality in the legislature.
The Conservative-imposed code of silence has been muzzling federal scientists for years.
And the rest of us just shake our heads and wonder if this is really what government should be about.
No Senator can speak with authority on what plans the government might have for reform of the executive branch or any other matter.
‘Harper’s annual walk in the wilderness is nothing more than pure partisan politics,’ says Sheila Copps.
Like father, the son will be raised in a virtual goldfish bowl, where his every move outside the immediate environs of the family palace and castle, will be tabloid fodder. There will be some tough days, along with the good. Last week was nothing short of a royal home run.
Cosmetic changes in gender and age are not enough to reshape this mullet.
In the past few weeks, we have all borne witness to the strengths and weaknesses of multiple leaders.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela visited Ottawa in May 1992. The honorary Canadian who helped end apartheid in his country died on Dec. 5 at 95 years old. Governor General David Johnston said, "When history speaks of the very best examples of humanity, we will speak of Nelson Mandela." He's pictured here with former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney.