A new book by former Mulroney cabinet minister Tom McMillan blasts the current party leadership for its drift toward Americanized prejudice
Jan 18, 2017
A sense of direction had to be reasserted into a cabinet that was seen as listing
Jan 10, 2017
Chances are Canada – count your blessings Prime Minister – will be looked to as the safe and sound haven
Dec 28, 2016
A few weeks of stumbles do not define a year – from immigration to climate change, the Prime Minister and his team should find some comfort when taking a broader look at 2016
Dec 21, 2016
The former prime minister may ingratiate himself, but he definitely has a knack for getting presidents to know Canadian files
Dec 14, 2016
With 14 participants on the stage, the Moncton debate could hardly have produced a winner
Dec 08, 2016
Liberals who think cash-for-access and the Fidel follies only amount to paper cuts could well find the lacerations go deeper
Nov 30, 2016
The two leaders are nativists and narcissists set on making their countries exceptional again
Nov 23, 2016
The Prime Minister will have some gaping differences with the president-elect. He needs to rip a page from his Pierre Trudeau’s playbook
Nov 16, 2016
While the Tory campaign is lacking a marquee name, no one should doubt its importance. Make light of the 12 terrapins we might, but the victorious one could well be the next prime minister of this country.
Nov 08, 2016
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.