Geoffrey Stevens's blog

Wynne still trying to shake off McGuinty’s legacy

Published Aug. 6, 2013, in The Waterloo Region Record

The jury is still out on Ontario's Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne. That much, at least, seems clear from last week's provincial byelections. The Liberals went into the fray with five seats, all held by former cabinet ministers; they came out with just two.

Youthful enthusiasm will only take Trudeau so far

Published July 15, 2013, in The Waterloo Region Record

The Justin Trudeau honeymoon is over. The surprise is not that the romance has cooled. It's that it was so intense, lasted as long as it did, had such an uplifting effect on sagging Liberal fortunes and, in the process, re-ordered the balance among federal parties.