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Vegetables and fruit are on display at a grocery store in Kingston, Ontario, January 24, 2022. (Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press)

Inflation rate surpasses a three decade high

Politics Insider for April 21: Prices jump more than expected in March; Freeland and allies stage a G20 walkout; Poilievre’s brewing battle
Chrystia Freeland and Justin Trudeau leave a press conference before the release of the federal budget, in Ottawa, April 7, 2022. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

The federal budget is a mixed bag

Politics Insider for Apr. 8: the Liberal’s plans, unpacked; the Liberal-NDP deal bears fruit; behind the scenes of the Bay du Nord oil megaproject
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks with the media after purchasing a new pair of shoes at a local shop, April 6, 2022, in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

New federal budget will include up to $8 billion in defence spending

Politics Insider for Apr. 7: Foreigners to be temporarily barred from buying homes in Canada; Ottawa to summon the Russian ambassador for tough questions over Kyiv atrocities; an Atlantic oil megaproject gets approved
The final audience stands with Pope Francis and members of the Indigenous delegation where the Pontiff delivered an apology for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada's residential school system, at the Vatican, April 1, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Vatican Media)

Pope Francis apologizes for residential school abuses

Politics Insider for April 1: First Nations delegates make progress at the Vatican; Trudeau pushes for a G19; and a Wildrose battle
A statue of General Arthur Currie looks towards a National Defence building, March 30, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Jonathan Vance pleads guilty, gets conditional discharge

Politics Insider for Mar. 31: Beverly McLachlin keeps her Hong Kong job; CPC MPs land in hot water over Trudeau comments; Doug Ford moves to keep his mandate letters secret
Legault chairs a premiers news conference as premiers John Horgan, Kenney, and Scott Moe appear onscreen, on March 4, 2021 in Montreal (Ryan Remiorz/CP)

338Canada: A tale of two premiers

Philippe J. Fournier: A few years ago, Francois Legault and Jason Kenney were making history. Today, only one of them is sure to survive their next election.
Zelensky places his hand on his chest as he listens to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deliver opening remarks before addressing the Canadian parliament, March 15, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Volodymyr Zelensky’s Parliament speech makes waves

Politics Insider for Mar. 16: Pundits react to Zelensky’s Parliament appearance; Putin bans a slew of prominent Canadians from entering Russia; Candice Bergen pushes Erin O’Toole to move out
Conservative Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre in Ottawa February 16, 2022. (Photograph by Blair Gable)

Pierre Poilievre on his combative style of politics and his plans for Canada

In a rare in-depth interview the Conservative leadership frontrunner talks to Shannon Proudfoot about his politics, parenting, and making Canada ’the freest place in the world’
Canadian parliamentarians and guests give Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy a standing ovation as he addresses Parliament on March 15, 2022 (Adrian Wyld/CP)

‘Justin, can you imagine?’: Zelensky’s virtual trip to Ottawa

Shannon Proudfoot: The Ukrainian leader and global folk hero addressed Parliament, asking for the world to do the one thing it refuses to do
Patrick Brown announces his candidacy for the federal Conservative Leadership at a rally in Brampton, Ont., March 13, 2022. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

Pierre Poilievre and Patrick Brown trade political blows

Politics Insider for Mar. 15: The Tory leadership race intensifies; Maxime Bernier suffers a big legal blow; an in-depth chat with ambassador to the U.S. Kirsten Hillman