Last week’s about-face by Justice Minister Peter MacKay made one thing very clear. The previous stance on this issue was costing votes.
On the international scene, Canada’s reputation as a significant middle power continues to erode.
Pierre Poilievre’s portfolio should be renamed, the ministry for stifling democratic reform.
The Senate albatross, which has derailed the Prime Minister’s agenda, can no longer do the same for the Liberals.
But the story of an out-of-control mayor on drugs is definitely in the public interest.
When the Office of the Prime Minister decided to take Neil Young on, it actually succeeded in giving him the platform he was looking for.
With no Parliament in session, attention is focused on the little issues that can turn into big problems.
But these days, separatists are grasping at all straws in their quest to leave Canada.
If the events of the past week are any indication, tandem scandals are going to titillate well through the holiday season.
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.