Why pivot further left on account of one cruel twist of fate?
Mar 22, 2017
This dull contest is not what the Conservative Party wanted, and the process it chose is much to blame
Mar 15, 2017
The main problem for the opposition is these are, comparatively speaking, stable and healthy times in Canada
Mar 07, 2017
The Liberal government will instead be doubling down on innovation in the upcoming budget
Mar 01, 2017
The continuing banishment of Canada’s Foreign Minister from Russia is but a small symbol of how bizarre geopolitics has become
Feb 22, 2017
If polls are to be believed, it’s become a two-man race between newcomer Kevin O’Leary and libertarian Maxime Bernier
Feb 15, 2017
The Prime Minister promised different style of leadership, and his flip-flop on electoral reform won’t be forgotten
Feb 08, 2017
The Prime Minister should make it clear in future meetings with the President that there will be no relenting on Canada’s core values
Feb 01, 2017
The notion that Mr. Trump is not a welcome voice in the party is now in some doubt
Jan 25, 2017
A new book by former Mulroney cabinet minister Tom McMillan blasts the current party leadership for its drift toward Americanized prejudice
Jan 18, 2017
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.