The Conservatives have benefited from selling Canadians on the idea that their economy was doing better than others. Now a different picture is coming into focus
Aug 03, 2015
There’s a belief out there that party leaders control outcomes. Think again
Jul 27, 2015
From attack ads to voter ID laws, Canada’s electoral system is looking more and more like that of the United States – to our detriment
Jul 21, 2015
The Prime Minister is taking a big risk. He’s making the time-for-change argument resonate much louder than need be
Jul 14, 2015
Now that it’s a contender to form a government, Tom Mulcair suddenly needs a candidate with Bay Street cred
Jul 07, 2015
What began with a vow to eradicate capitalism developed, over 80 years, into a party with broader, middle-spectrum appeal
Jun 30, 2015
With Industry Minister James Moore calling it quits last week, the cabinet has now lost most of its lead players
Jun 22, 2015
The party will release, ahead of schedule, what it describes as a comprehensive plan to fix a broken Ottawa
Jun 15, 2015
The Senate scandal may be generating enough public disgust to force real change
Jun 09, 2015
Twelve years ago, Peter MacKay seemed poised to lead the PCs into a federal election. A backroom deal put an end to those hopes
Jun 02, 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.