Susan Delacourt National Columnist
  • Ottawa
  • Toronto Star

Susan Delacourt is an Ottawa-based columnist for the Star, where she has been covering politics on Parliament Hill since the late 1980s. A political science graduate of Western University, she's written four political books; her latest, Shopping for Votes, was a finalist for the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust prize in non-fiction. Susan is also a regular commentator on CBC and CTV, and has taught journalism and political communication at Carleton University.

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199 Articles
6 days ago
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Opinion | Inquiry showed us just how much Justin Trudeau has learned from battling with Donald Tr...

The so-called “Freedom Convoy” often felt like what would happen if a mad scientist tried to bottle two years of pand...

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11 days ago
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Opinion | With Trudeau set to speak last, Emergencies Act inquiry’s upcoming week enters grand fi...

The prime minister is the last witness who will appear Friday before Justice Paul Rouleau after six weeks of hearings.

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16 days ago
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Opinion | Xi Jinping’s scolding shows that Justin Trudeau is doing his job

Trudeau falling out of favour with Xi is probably not the diplomatic incident that some of the prime minister’s criti...

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23 days ago
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Opinion | Do the results of the U.S. midterms mean something good for Justin Trudeau?

Now that Biden and the Democrats have emerged from those midterms largely avoiding the worst, the president presumabl...

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23 days ago
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Your gift to the Star’s Santa Claus Fund can help restore a child’s faith in joy and community

Toronto Star’s Santa Claus Fund helps put 50,000 Christmas gift boxes under the tree for children who would otherwise...

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about 1 month ago
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Opinion | Where is Pierre Poilievre as the facts come out about the ‘Freedom Convoy’?

Police and politicians had many fierce disputes about the convoy but they appear to have all agreed upon one thing, S...

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about 1 month ago
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Opinion | Donald Trump couldn’t deal with it. Andrea Horwath did just fine. What is it about poli...

Politics is a particular type of workplace, and one of its many less-than-ideal conditions is this whole business of ...

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about 1 month ago
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Opinion | How Canada opened the door 30 years ago to the dissent that threatens the nation today

From the moment the Charlottetown accord crashed and burned in 1992, Canada has embraced the belief that nothing good...

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about 1 month ago
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Opinion | One week into the inquiry, we’ve learned the ‘Freedom Convoy’ was huge, odd and terrify...

One week down and at least five more weeks to go and already we know there’s widespread agreement that what happened ...

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about 2 months ago
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Opinion | How can Doug Ford skip testifying at the Emergencies Act inquiry?

It would be nice if Doug Ford himself showed up at the Rouleau inquiry to square the conflicting views of how much On...

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about 2 months ago
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Opinion | This week in politics: A clash of cultures puts Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump and Pierre...

Our politics is circling a lot around big, cultural questions in 2022 — a year that has been dominated by war in Euro...

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about 2 months ago
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Opinion | We need the Emergencies Act inquiry to shine a light on what has gone so terribly wrong...

The Emergencies Act hearings may not attract the same hordes of partygoers who flooded to Ottawa at the outset of thi...

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