Indigenous high school students ask pointed questions of the PM.
This is, in fact, a major testing of a prime minister barely six months into his job. The fate of a second Canadian being held, 50-year-old Robert Hall, hangs in the balance.
The church and its health-care providers may see a way out. But it puts institutions ahead of the rights of dying patients. The blame for that rests with a government that gives the church the room to take that road.
Kellie Leitch may have a long climb into the first tier of the Conservative race, but she can draw on a well of support from networks established by her late friend and mentor, Jim Flaherty, and all the way back to the days of former Ontario premier Mike Harris.
Rookie Finance Minister Bill Morneau has a budget that should be an easy political sell to Canadians and will be applauded by the party's core constituency, with its promises to the middle class, its investments in infrastructure and innovation, its employment insurance reforms, its green initiatives, and First Nations investments.
This Trudeau budget also illustrates the box in which New Democrats are living. Unelectable when promising big deficits and unbelieved when promising to balance the budget, New Democrats will look at Tuesday’s budget in frustration, because this really could be delivered only by Liberals.
'The Liberals have done a masterful job of preparing Canadians for years of deficit, a sales job that turned recent political orthodoxy on its head,' writes Tim Harper.
We are still 15 months from the introduction of a new Conservative leader in this country, but amidst many sober, sage calls for a party to open up new policy avenues and find a way to speak to voters who do not hear them, the lure of the bright shiny object beckons.