political scandals

GUNTER: Was 2019 Canada’s horrible year?

GUNTER: Was 2019 Canada’s horrible year?

Queen Elizabeth called 1992 her annus horribilis — her “horrible year.” Her second son, Andrew (yes that Prince Andrew) separated from his wife; her daughter, Anne, divorced from her husband; the
The Integrity of the Trump Impeachment Inquiry

The Integrity of the Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Steve Coll on the whistle-blower complaint that may help defend the process against the torrent of spin and lies that the President and his allies will surely continue to issue.
EDITORIAL: Trudeau needs to address his record, political and beyond

EDITORIAL: Trudeau needs to address his record, political and beyond

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau seems to think that during this election campaign he can skate around his track record — both as prime minister these past four years and in his personal misdeeds. The
MULCAIR: For better or worse, Trudeau has always been about appearances

MULCAIR: For better or worse, Trudeau has always been about appearances

When even Donald Trump managed to feign shock over Justin Trudeau’s repeat appearances in blackface, you knew it’d been a rough week for our PM. But it was also Trump who explained the formula for
OLIVER: Tarnished world image may finally doom Trudeau

OLIVER: Tarnished world image may finally doom Trudeau

The shocking photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as Aladdin in blackface is a severe blow to his crumbling authenticity, especially since he incessantly virtue-signalled support for diversity,
KINSELLA: Justin Trudeau still won’t let Jody Wilson-Raybould speak

KINSELLA: Justin Trudeau still won’t let Jody Wilson-Raybould speak

Let her speak. That was the headline on an iconic Toronto Sun headline way back in February: let her speak. Let Jody Wilson-Raybould — then still a cabinet minister, then still a member of the Liberal
EDITORIAL: Lavscam bites Trudeau, again

EDITORIAL: Lavscam bites Trudeau, again

At this point, Canadians should be asking exactly what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meant when he said he accepted responsibility for the Lavscam scandal. This after Conflict of Interest and Ethics
WARREN: No, Trudeau shouldn’t apologize and here’s why

WARREN: No, Trudeau shouldn’t apologize and here’s why

Sorry, we’re not sorry! Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doubled down in the wake of the ethics commissioner’s report released last Wednesday, which found him guilty of violating the Conflict of Interest
GUNTER: Trudeau apologizes for everyone’s behaviour except his own

GUNTER: Trudeau apologizes for everyone’s behaviour except his own

How arrogant is it when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems eager to apologize for everyone else’s sins but never his own? Since becoming PM back in November of 2015, Trudeau has offered apologies –
STRAHL: Shame abounds in Lavscam’s latest chapter

STRAHL: Shame abounds in Lavscam’s latest chapter

The shame! The ethics commissioner has ruled on the SNC-Lavalin debacle and has used unequivocal language in condemning what happened over the past year. No other prime minister in our history has
FUREY: Here’s why it’s up to Jagmeet Singh to expose Trudeau’s game

FUREY: Here’s why it’s up to Jagmeet Singh to expose Trudeau’s game

The latest developments in Lavscam are very bad indeed. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been found to have violated the Conflict of Interest Act. We’ve now gone from the realm of political messaging
EDITORIAL: Enough with all the Lavscam arrogance

EDITORIAL: Enough with all the Lavscam arrogance

Canadians are, at their core, humble people. We’re polite. We’re honest. While we celebrate our accomplishments, we don’t do it in an obnoxious way. There was a time not too long ago when Prime
EDITORIAL: Trudeau Liberals kill another public inquiry

EDITORIAL: Trudeau Liberals kill another public inquiry

While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claims to run an open and transparent government, the Liberal caucus he leads has no qualms about using its parliamentary majority to be neither open nor
EDITORIAL: The return of Butts speaks volumes

EDITORIAL: The return of Butts speaks volumes

Jaws dropped throughout the Canadian political scene when it was revealed that Gerald Butts had been officially welcomed back into the federal Liberal fold, and would be assisting Prime Minister
EDITORIAL: Lavscam was months ago — will it matter this election?

EDITORIAL: Lavscam was months ago — will it matter this election?

The big question about Canadian politics right now is who will win the next federal election this October. Will it be incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? Or will Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer
EDITORIAL: The Liberals have problems with judicial independence

EDITORIAL: The Liberals have problems with judicial independence

It’s not enough that politicians be clear of actual wrongdoing when it comes to misdeeds, such as corruption or improperly interfering with the justice system. They must be completely free of the
EDITORIAL: No more Lavscam interference please

EDITORIAL: No more Lavscam interference please

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and those around him repeatedly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to drop charges against SNC-Lavalin and proceed with a deferred prosecution
EDITORIAL: No cover-ups on Norman, just let the committee meet

EDITORIAL: No cover-ups on Norman, just let the committee meet

The Norman fiasco isn’t over just because prosecutors have decided to stay the charges. There are still many questions that remain. Some of them are open-ended. Like why on earth was Vice-Admiral Mark
BAMFORD: After Norman, we need to ask what’s happening to our country

BAMFORD: After Norman, we need to ask what’s happening to our country

By Jocelyn Bamford For me, the Mark Norman case is not just the most disturbing scandal for this government, but for any that I can recall. To summarize it, it appears that after a long and decorated
BONOKOSKI: The trials and Liberal tribulations over Vice-Admiral Mark Norman

BONOKOSKI: The trials and Liberal tribulations over Vice-Admiral Mark Norman

The tables began to turn against the Trudeau Liberals the moment Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s lead lawyer, Marie Henein, used the name “Scott Brison” in the same breath as the word “subpoena.” It had