Unfortunately, Canada has lost a solid decade of federal leadership.
Give a little to get a little. Whether you are a minister or a Member of Parliament, you need to work with the bureaucracy, not against them.
There is nothing wrong with obscurity, but if you want to achieve things in Parliament, you have to be heard.
And the Cabinet table may be oval, but the first among equals is definitely the final court of appeal.
The wave of new members has changed the face of Parliament, with more women and visible minority members than ever. Trudeau must reflect those diversities in his Cabinet.
Two factors paved the way for the unprecedented turnaround in third party fortunes.
But one thing is certain. This electoral rollercoaster proved that federal election campaigns still matter.
So after vowing never to use negative advertising, Tom Mulcair has unleashed his ire on an unlikely target, his rival on the left.
Had Tom Mulcair not sided with the Conservatives, there would likely have been two national debates accessible to all Canadians.
Ultimately, voters must decide which vision best reflects their values and which leader can be trusted to deliver on promises made.
For Trudeau, any talk of a formal alliance with the New Democrats is a political trap. Coalition rumination has always been more costly to the Liberals than the socialists.
Canada’s tardy 10 per cent refugee approval rating during a world crisis is inexplicable.
A televised debate on women’s issues should be held, complete with empty chairs for the two leaders who don’t consider women’s issues important enough for a dedicated forum.
At every pit stop and press conference from London to Surrey, Harper was dogged with contradictory court testimony that he deflected with a single, repetitive phrase.
Harper and his team campaign as though the Wright testimony will have no impact on the election. But wishing does not make it so.
A key part of a politician’s job description is campaigning. But hitting the road on one of the longest campaigns in history is hard work.
Notwithstanding polls to the contrary, Harper obviously believes Trudeau is his target.
Attendees packed into Social on Sussex Drive last Thursday, a mix of Canada 2020 delegates and Hillites. The bar was lit up red and the party went on well into the wee hours of the morning.
Policy Options Editor Dan Gardner, Environics' Greg MacEachern, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.
Canadians for Clean Prosperity’s Tom Chervinsky and Mollie Anderson, with United Way Ottawa VP Adam Smith.
Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ Nicholas Todd and Canada 2020’s Alex Patterson.
Adriana Vega, William Norman, and Liberal MP Anita Vandenbeld’s legislative assistant Hillary Buchan-Terrell.
NPR Radio host in D.C. David McGuffin and Liberal volunteer Mike Lapointe.
The Globe and Mail’s Adam Radwanski and Samara’s Kendall Anderson.
Great Work’s Jen Hunter and Allana Graham, flanking Canadian Home Builders' Association’s Jason Burggraaf.