Anyone acquainted with the Fair Elections Act will see parallels in Republican efforts to make voting harder. And there’s more worth examining
Apr 15, 2014
When the NDP and Liberal leaders focus their attacks on each other, the Conservatives can enjoy the show
Apr 08, 2014
Since the sovereignty movement began, a few big missteps have helped keep Canada together
Apr 08, 2014
Dimitri Soudas’s departure is just the latest evidence of some dubious choices
Apr 01, 2014
Are the checks and balances in the system reasserting themselves?
Mar 25, 2014
Federal leaders don’t want to talk about it, but the issue would surely follow a PQ election win
Mar 18, 2014
March 11, 1848, was the date when the united colonies got responsible government
Mar 11, 2014
Some see the hurry-hurry Fair Elections Bill as an escape hatch for the 2011 electoral fraud probe, which is due to wrap up soon
Mar 04, 2014
Big gaps remain on policy, but voters already know what Trudeau Liberalism is about. The Conservatives are losing ground because of fatigue
Feb 25, 2014
The Liberal recruit’s moving expenses are a nice little gift, but lately, it’s the Tories who have doing more of the giving
Feb 18, 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.