In opposition, they voiced many criticisms and made many promises. In government, there are some reversals
Sep 21, 2016
Although they lost the last election, there are few indications the leadership contenders are bent on major change
Sep 13, 2016
Justin Trudeau’s environmental conscience may be in tune with the spirit of the times, but the spirit collides with the economy
Sep 07, 2016
The Liberals created the impression during the last election that things would improve. That doesn't appear to be happening
Aug 09, 2016
Despite election promises, the Trudeau government’s moves on amending the Bill C-51 amount to a bit of tinkering
Aug 02, 2016
Nothing he can do now for Donald Trump could match what he could do for him as network czar
Jul 26, 2016
The interim leader is smart and seasoned, and party brass would be wise to convince her to run
Jul 19, 2016
With the government of Justin Trudeau, we have finally given the boot to the generation that has dominated Canadian life for four decades
Jul 12, 2016
In the 93 years since Warren Harding became the first president to visit Canada, there have been many near upheavals on the bilateral front
Jul 05, 2016
If you like Brexit, if you liked the Iraq war, if you favour the retrograde prejudices of Donald Trump, you will like the direction of modern-day conservatism
Jun 28, 2016
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.