New books from two top tormentors should have the Conservative attack squad out in force
Oct 21, 2014
It was a crazy week in politics, but hardly atypical. Satire may be the only way to cope
Oct 14, 2014
The concern that the young leader is not ready for the big stage will likely find more adherents now
Oct 07, 2014
When (and how) will the Conservatives roll the dice? Four possible scenarios
Sep 30, 2014
The lesson for a young Conservative watching the Liberal PM was that the only way to deal with party dissent is to crush it
Sep 23, 2014
When will the suspended senator go to trial? The Conservatives’ electoral fate may depend on avoiding an embarrassing ‘Chinese water torture’ of disclosures
Sep 16, 2014
The former PM has some valid criticism, but it was his stewardship that created the void Reform filled
Sep 09, 2014
This is the prime minister Conservatives, and the rest of us, should be celebrating in 2014
Sep 02, 2014
NDP Leader says he will convince Canadians that he, not Justin Trudeau, is the genuine progressive leader Canada needs
Aug 26, 2014
The former Conservative staffer is considering coming forward with what he knows. If he doesn’t, the story will probably just go away
Aug 19, 2014
Lawrence Martin is an Ottawa-based public affairs columnist and the author of ten books, including six national best sellers. His books include The Presidents and The Prime Ministers, a two-volume biography of Jean Chretien, a biography of hockey star Mario Lemieux and The Red Machine, a history of hockey in Russia.
His most recent book, Harperland, The Politics of Control, was nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Award, the National Booksellers' Non-Fiction Award and was voted 2010's best political book in a poll by The Hill Times.
A graduate of McMaster and Harvard, Martin served as the Globe's bureau chief in Washington, Montreal and Moscow where he opened the paper's first bureau in 1985. He was national affairs columnist for Southam News and has been a columnist for the Globe since 2002.
Among other honours he is a recipient of McMaster University's Lifetime Leadership Achievement Award.