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
The Conservatives turn their guns on the fourth estate, and we can probably expect more than just fundraising letters
May 27, 2014
The NDP leader is boxed in by his burning-man caricature in Ottawa. Less well-known are his talents and a past influenced by principle and purpose
May 20, 2014
The province always seems to choose differently at the provincial and federal levels. Is it on to something?
May 13, 2014
The Canadian Bar Association is calling on Stephen Harper to stand down from his criticism of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
May 06, 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.