Sen. Mike Duffy and his lawyer have made it clear they won’t go down without a fight.
There are just so many unanswered questions surrounding the return of Rob Ford that no feckless, feigned apology is going to make it right.
Justice Minister Peter MacKay was right. More Canadian women are involved in child rearing, house cleaning, and food preparation than their male counterparts. So why are we shooting the messenger without actually doing anything about it.
For Tom Mulcair, who loves to trumpet his party’s squeaky-clean image, his spending scandal may be more than pricey. But he is banking that a future day in court will lower the cost.
It would be impossible to square that image with a leader who waffles on abortion.
The rules are deliberately vague because they are established by the Commons Board of Internal Economy and then applied to all political operations.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s fingerprints were all over the initial news stories claiming that the chief justice of the Supreme Court had inappropriately tried to contact his office.
But Canadians are dumbfounded by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson’s decision not to proceed with charges against a public official who, by his own admission, paid $90,000 to a public officer holder to make a political problem go away.
Jim Flaherty may have been a powerful influence in the inner circle of the national government, and one of Canada’s longest-serving finance ministers, but it was his constituency work that meant the most to the people.
But don’t expect Pierre Poilievre to be dumped any time soon. The Prime Minister, and his whole Conservative entourage, are repeating their mantra, ‘secret votes not secret voters.’
Who would have thought when Quebec Premier Pauline Marois launched her campaign strategy two weeks ago that she could be facing a monumental loss?
Last week’s about-face by Justice Minister Peter MacKay made one thing very clear. The previous stance on this issue was costing votes.
U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, right, and his wife, Vicki, were all smiles at hosting their first Fourth of July bash in Ottawa. Some 3,000 guest attended. The mood was good and there was a lot of dancing, eating, and chatting.
Vicki and Bruce Heyman. The dress code was summer whites. The atmosphere was light and lovely.
Bluesky's Susan Smith, Ottawa University's Robert Asselin, and Bluesky's Tim Barber.
House of Commons protocol's Elizabeth Rody and Jane Kennedy.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Perrin Beatty, wearing a nice summer hat.
The National Arts Centre's Peter Herndorff and Rosemary Thompson.
Sisters, Maggie Creskey, left, and Hill Times publisher Anne Marie Creskey.
The guests on the front lawn of the U.S. ambassador's official residence in Ottawa's swishy Rockcliffe neighbourhood, high up above the Ottawa River.
Shaw's Alayne Crawford and Gary Clement, senior manager of GR at TD Bank (Toronto).
CCCE's Ailish Campbell, Ekos' Frank Graves, Amgen's Kim Furlong, and H&K's Jackie King.
Environics' Greg MacEachern, CPAC's Natalie LeMay-Calcutt, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.
CommuniquéDirect's Nick Masciantonio and MDA's Leslie Swartman.
Postmedia News columnist Andrew Coyne and Global TV News reporter Laura Stone.
Former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay, right, and a friend.