Harper has not been a major factor in the provincial defeats of the past year, but they add new stresses to the life of his minority government.
For all intents and purposes, the Quebec national debate is running on empty.
Less than a week to the March 26 vote, the odds of a Liberal defeat are increasing. Quebec Premier Jean Charest is in the fight of his political life.
If Dion sets course too sharply to the left, he risks overshooting the centre, thus leaving it open for Harper to expand his coalition while the Liberals shrink theirs.
Stephen Harper and Jean Charest are engaged in a high-stakes gamble and if successful could move goal posts on Quebec-Canada playing field.
To put it bluntly, Jean Charest is afraid to lose his spring window of opportunity to a Parliamentary budget crisis and a federal election.
Momentum threatens to leave sovereignty movement high and dry on eve of make-or-break provincial and federal elections
If the federal Conservatives can't win an urban southern Ontario riding like London North Centre next month, they're unlikely to stay in power
Gov.-Gen. MichaÃ«lle Jean wades uncommonly deep in political territory over past few months
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.