The New Democrats have just experienced what is arguably the most crushing disappointment in their party’s history
Dec 01, 2015
You’d have to go back to Pierre Trudeau in 1968 to find another prime minister who set sail with such strong tailwinds
Nov 24, 2015
The Ontario MP is youthful, comes from a multiethnic background and is respected by moderate and harder-line Tories alike
Nov 18, 2015
The Prime Minister’s position is particularly sensitive because he is a newcomer on the world stage
Nov 14, 2015
Much like his son today, the Trudeau of 1968 was intent on bringing about a renaissance to the governing culture
Nov 10, 2015
Nova Scotia MP will be a bridge-builder in many different ways, but success could be slow coming
Nov 03, 2015
The new PM probably won’t be able to make much headway on major issues such as the economy, but all kinds of gains can be made in a debased democracy
Oct 27, 2015
Justin Trudeau’s first priority, as he made amply clear in his victory speech, will be to end the era of negativity
Oct 20, 2015
Justin Trudeau isn’t confrontational, and that may be the leadership change Canadians are looking for
Oct 14, 2015
The Conservatives’ hope is that NDP opposition will bleed support away from the Liberals
Oct 06, 2015
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.