We shouldn’t be surprised that the bond between PM and President isn’t good. The eye-opener is that the relationship isn’t much worse
Mar 24, 2015
Gun ownership is just the latest hot button the Conservatives have pushed
Mar 17, 2015
Brad Lavigne, who served as principal secretary to the late Jack Layton, was one of the architects of the remarkable 2011 surge
Mar 10, 2015
Would the Liberals turn Canada into another Greece? Ralph Goodale is the latest to contradict Stephen Harper’s assertion about Conservatives and the economy
Mar 03, 2015
Stephen Harper may hold a prime ministerial record for media hostility, but he’s had a lot of company
Feb 24, 2015
The Conservatives have reduced government’s fiscal imprint, but in other domains, it’s becoming a leviathan
Feb 17, 2015
Rob Nicholson and Jason Kenney get deserved promotions, but Pierre Poilievre suddenly has more duties than his experience and credibility suggest
Feb 10, 2015
Revive the World Cup of Hockey? Why not – international competition stirs the sport’s juices
Feb 03, 2015
The GOP nomination race will be wild, with Jeb Bush lined up against a long list of big-name Republicans
Jan 27, 2015
The government should be acting in concert with other parties on matters as sensitive as new security legislation
Jan 20, 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.