Justin Trudeau

Defence Minister Anita Anand, a relative newcomer to federal politics, has already handled two of the Trudeau cabinet’s toughest assignments.(Photography by Gary Ogle)

How Anita Anand became the Trudeau government’s all-round fixer

Sexual misconduct in the military. A war in Ukraine. Canada’s global reputation at stake. It’s a good thing Anand knows how to solve problems.
Trudeau announces new gun control legislation in Ottawa on May 30, 2022. (Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press)

Justin Trudeau to freeze handgun sales in Canada

Politics Insider for May 31: Report finds military ‘incapable‘ of handling sexual misconduct; Steven Del Duca projected to lose his own riding; Francois Legault says he will seek more power to control immigration to Quebec
Trudeau arrives on Parliament Hill, April 25, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

RCMP considered charging Justin Trudeau over Aga Khan visit

Politics Insider for April 26: Trudeau calls for an inquiry; Ottawa braces for another convoy; panel warns about Neo-Nazism
Trudeau addresses a gathering of students, parents, and staff during a visit to the International School of Cambridge in Cambridge, Ont., April 20, 2022. (Peter Power/The Canadian Press)

Justin Trudeau offers no timeline for first-time home buyer bill

Politics Insider for April 22: Poilievre turns attention to affordable housing; Russia bans a bunch of Canadians; and a call to replace 24 Sussex
Trudeau speaks to the media during a news conference, April 13, 2022 in Laval, Que. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

Justin Trudeau promises heavy weapons to Ukraine

Politics Insider for April 20: More weapons to Ukraine; no dropping of travel mask guidelines; and a mysterious ’growth fund’
Freeland stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, March 29, 2022. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Chrystia Freeland announces a new budget

Politics Insider for Mar. 30: Trudeau tells big oil to go green; more sexual misconduct allegations in the military; a look back at the saga toward the F-35
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
Charest arrives with his wife Michele Dionne for an event with potential caucus supporters, in Ottawa, March 2, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Jean Charest will reportedly run for the Conservative leadership

Politics Insider for March 8: Pierre Poilievre will be given a run for his money; Justin Trudeau defends Canada’s low defence expenses; Canada reassesses Russian petroleum
Trudeau listens as Ng speaks at a news conference on the Canadian Digital Adoption Program at Bayview Yards in Ottawa, on March 3, 2022 (Justin Tang/CP)

News from Canada’s critical digital business revolution!

Paul Wells: Are you the owner of a small business with no access to Google or a smartphone? At last, there’s a big new government program ready to help.
Police face off with a protester against COVID-19 mandates, Feb. 18, 2022 in Ottawa. (Robert Bumsted/Associated Press)

Ottawa police move in on the protestors

Politics Insider for Feb. 18: The protests collapse; the House of Commons erupts; tensions rise even further in Ukraine