To avoid a vote split, one party needs to convince voters that it’s the ideological opposite of the Harper Conservatives
May 19, 2015
For the Conservatives, there is now a real risk that honesty will become a ballot question
May 12, 2015
Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says she has not spoken to federal Leader Thomas Mulcair for months. She says she takes her cue from Albertans only. There are policy differences between the provincial and federal parties.
May 05, 2015
Election campaigns are increasingly fought with zingers and stingers
Apr 28, 2015
Amid falling poll numbers, the party’s inner sanctum is resisting calls for a change of strategy
Apr 21, 2015
Canada is entering a slow-growth trap that is not being addressed
Apr 14, 2015
Ethical scandals, regardless of cause, have a way of hanging like a bad smell over governments
Apr 06, 2015
The Harper government is right to fight the Islamic State, but the tone of its diplomacy does not make our country a safer place
Mar 30, 2015
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
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.