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
Alleged lack of substance was a major reason for Justin Trudeau writing his book
Aug 12, 2014
Putin hasn’t turned back all the democratic advances, nor will he be able to. But he has enough support from the people to establish an old-style command system
Aug 05, 2014
The Tories want to use their economic record as their main argument for re-election. Given their recent bad run of fortune, it will be more difficult
Jul 29, 2014
Global branding is important, and Canada’s image could use a boost from a wholesome, poised tennis star
Jul 08, 2014
Standard-bearer for the little guy? ‘The court clearly understands what Canada is about’
Jul 01, 2014
We don’t need them like we used to, and they don’t need us
Jun 24, 2014
The Ontario vote was a rejection of conservative prescriptions
Jun 17, 2014
How far in that direction can Stephen Harper move the country? Just watch him.
Jun 10, 2014
Pressure is ramping up on Canada’s Conservatives to follow the President’s lead
Jun 03, 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.