Former Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe's name figures prominently on most non-official short lists to replace PQ Leader Pauline Marois.
Canadians are used to real-time information, never more so than on election night, regardless of where they live.
If Jack Layton, who is battling cancer, cannot return to the House of Commons Sept. 19 as he has vowed, Turmel will be a gravely wounded interim opposition leader as she rises to take on Harper.
Raised over beers at the pub, discussed at dinner parties, dissected over lunch in the shadow of Parliament Hill, the issue of Jack Layton's health never delved into the type of maliciousness that often poisons Ottawa's gossip mill.
Voters have good reasons to be skeptical of Michael Ignatieff. They're just not the same reasons Stephen Harper is rolling out in ads savaging the Liberal leader as a grasping prodigal son home to seize power in an illegitimate coalition with socialists a
Early warning or wake-up call, the Tucson carnage tugs sleeves here. It urgently reminds that political rhetoric has consequences and that public debate is poisoned by toxic politics.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's strength is an unusually creative capacity to see federal politics differently. His weakness is running headlong into solid objects.
In a capital as sensitive to authority as this one, all that's required to better protect the public interest is a clear signal from the Prime Minister that watchdogs are to be respected, not gutted.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's deft strokes over the past year are brushing aside a challenge to the extraordinary, between-elections power of prime ministers and painting over a Conservative fault.
Lessons, too, drip from the leaks. To assume the privacy of any message dispatched into the ether of an information age is patently foolish.
In less than five years this Prime Minister has reduced once dominant Liberals to a rump and is closer than it appears to the majority he covets.
In one way PM Stephen Harper's dominance need not change with Nigel Wright's arrival. In another way the status quo should not survive Guy Giorno's departure.
It doesn't seem too much to ask, or too little to expect, even from those so consumed by their lust for power that civility is just another tactic and making Parliament work is simply another means to the same end.
That's a strange pitch from any leader guiding a country in an information age. It's simply bizarre coming from one schooled as an economist, says James Travers.
The feds are blinding Canadians to truths they need to know about themselves.
Conventional wisdom holds that he has matured from an awkward homebody to a Prime Minister comfortable among world leaders.
Four years after diplomat Richard Colvin began telling his superiors what they didn't want to hear, the coverup is complete.
Much of the buzz about an ill-defined union with the NDP is cover for the apparently endless Liberal leadership struggle.
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.