Campbell Clark, The Globe and Mail

Campbell Clark

The Globe and Mail

Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Campbell:

Here’s the deal on Roxham Road

In its simplest form, a deal could boil down to a temporary quid pro quo with the U.S. → Read More

How much is Canada willing to pay for a battery plant in the Great Subsidy War?

Canada wants to keep active in the auto industry. But competing with U.S. incentives for just two EV battery plants could cost roughly $40-billion, according to a recent report → Read More

A scrambling Trudeau’s half turn on interference

Under political pressure to call an inquiry, Justin Trudeau has promised to name someone with the power to call for a public inquiry – or not → Read More

Three Conservative MPs who saw no evil until after lunch

It’s not so surprising that the Conservative Party’s unofficial conspiracy caucus can’t come up with a coherent or credible explanation for their meeting with MEP Christine Anderson → Read More

Google threatens Canada, because it can

Google holds a dominant position that makes it the front door to the internet and gives it monopolistic power → Read More

Let’s get politicians to tell us how they would close Roxham Road, not why

Canadian politicians who don’t tell us how they would close the Roxham Road crossing are avoiding the serious discussion about the potential proliferation of border crossings, the cost, or how they would deal with asylum seekers once they reach the border → Read More

CSIS found specific Chinese interference in Canada’s election. What happened next?

The House of Commons’ procedure committee has to investigate what’s being done to prevent further interference → Read More

Justice Rouleau’s report brings emergency relief for Justin Trudeau

The report was a seal of approval for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to use the Emergencies Act → Read More

The U.S. isn’t rushing to deal with Canada’s Roxham Road migrant problem

The U.S. position is not an accident. It has for decades resisted doing what Canada wants it to do on this file → Read More

No, Mr. Ford, it’s not okay to host a party where developers come with cash

Of course, Mr. Ford can certainly have friends, and developer friends, too. But no premier should allow such an event, let alone host it → Read More

Pierre Poilievre learned half of Stephen Harper’s lesson on health deals

By attacking Trudeau for spending ‘all the money’, after committing to honour his health-funding proposal, Pierre Poilievre is telling Canadians he won’t find the funds to for their highest priorities → Read More

A health proposal that doesn’t rise as high as its rhetoric

In the context of the expectations that the Prime Minister himself set, this deal was middling and won’t settle the squabbling over health care funding → Read More

Enough talk. Get that health care deal done and move on to actually fixing the system

Once a funding deal is done, one hopes, jurisdictional squabbles can’t be an easy excuse or a distraction → Read More

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are stuck in the mud and hoping a health care deal helps pull them out

When Mr. Trudeau holds the gavel at the premiers meeting this week, he will be eager to turn it into a moment when the focus is on what his government is getting done, and not the things they haven’t done right → Read More

In sea of consulting contract problems, the Conservatives only dream of their whale

The opposition don’t need a McKinsey millionaire holding a smoking gun with Justin Trudeau to make the mountain of consulting contracts an ugly mess for the Liberals, but interrogation from MPs of all parties was wasted on Wednesday → Read More

Canadians who are angry about airlines are finding the Liberals have a case of ‘bureaucratic governmentitis’

The Canadian Transportation Agency has an 18-month backlog of complaints, and about 18 per cent of complaints get withdrawn before the agency ever touches them → Read More

A listless House of Commons returns without pivotal moments

The first Question Period of the year didn’t see any grand clash as the Liberals looked mostly like they were trying to smother the prickly questions served from all sides → Read More

The broken clock policies of Trudeau and Poilievre

Until disaster actually strikes, the economic approaches of these two leaders will be like two broken clocks: sometimes right, sometimes wrong, but never changing → Read More

A health deal is close, and what follows matters more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has convened a meeting on health care with the premiers for Feb. 7 → Read More

ArriveCan contracting wasn’t that bad. It was worse

Ottawa has struggled with lots of IT projects and perhaps part of the problem is with the government’s business model → Read More