Susan Delacourt is a political columnist with the Toronto Star and Ipolitics, and teaches journalism and communication at Carleton University. She is the author of four books, the latest, Shopping For Votes: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them, was a finalist for the Hilary Weston-Writers Trust prize in nonfiction in 2014. The recently released paperback version includes details of the 2015 Liberal election victory. She was awarded the Hyman Solomon Award for excellence in public policy reporting in 2014 and the Charles Lynch Award for career-long reporting on Parliament Hill in 2011.

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A short history of summits in Canada

Summer is arriving in Canada. And so is the world. As the leaders of the major economic powers of the planet prepare to converge on Canada, the Prime Minister makes clear that he wants this …

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Reason over passion? Just watch Trudeau

In 1968, inspired by the air of possibility around new prime minister Pierre Trudeau, artist Joyce Wieland expressed her appreciation with needle and thread. She produced a multicoloured quilt, appliquéd with Trudeau's evocation to the …

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Spilling secrets

When Tom Flanagan writes a book, Canada's political class pays attention. The Calgary political scientist isn't the only person to wear the badge of “former adviser” to Prime Minister Stephen Harper — that legion of insiders …

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