Melanie Joly

Joly stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, March 28, 2022. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Mélanie Joly says Russia has committed war crimes in Ukraine

Politics Insider for Apr. 5: Joe Biden calls for Vladimir Putin to be put on trial; Jean Charest says he would increase defence spending if elected; John Horgan tests positive for COVID-19
Trudeau walks with Joly and Minister of Heritage Pablo Rodriguez as they leave a cabinet meeting, in Ottawa, on Oct. 27, 2021 (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Trudeau, Joly and Canada’s (un)diplomatic corps

Paul Wells: Canada needs new ambassadors in Beijing and Paris, and the career diplomats are likely to face stiff competition from political appointees
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The Liberals review Andrew Scheer’s climate plan. Spoiler: They don’t like it.

Paul Wells: Ministers have been eagerly pre-butting Scheer’s credibility. Not that their own party has much to brag about.
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Facebook can claim its very busy man in Ottawa is not a lobbyist. Here’s how.

Facebook has an active and growing interest in Canadian policy. But unlike other big tech firms, none of its employees are registered as lobbyists.
Melanie Joly with foster dog Naboo

Meet Naboo, the service dog being fostered in the halls of Parliament

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly weathered the roughest patch of her political life last fall, but looking after a future service dog made it a little easier
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Canadian Heritage would like to clarify some things about the Parliament Hill rink

The facility will host a hockey tournament and open skating, but the government has been criticized for the cost and rules
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Justin Trudeau’s mid-life crisis

After a series of stumbles and setbacks the Liberals have an ambitious but risky plan to break their slump and get back on track
Canada’s PM Trudeau arrives to deliver a statement on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

Welcome to your post-process years, Justin Trudeau

Paul Wells: The Liberals’ big initiatives have proved exhausting. It’s no wonder they’re finally turning to the simple payoffs.
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Netflix and shill: What the Liberals’ big announcement adds up to

The Liberals are exulting over Netflix’s $500-million investment in Canadian content. But are Canadians actually picking up most of the bill?