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The problem with Maryam Monsef’s contempt for metrics

Monsef's 'math is hard' moment is an odd position for a cabinet minister in a proud science-friendly, evidence-based party to be taking The post The problem with Maryam Monsef’s contempt for metrics appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The Trump era: Soldiers of Odin In Toronto

Neo-Nazis in Toronto. Queen East park, 2 pm. A bunch of them.  Here we go. 

Eating up the Hill: Wicked Thai Style Soup with Chicken

Generally, I'm not a big soup guy. Usually I will take the salad over the soup in an appetizer scenario, but there are certain soups I am adding and to my must have when they come up in the Parliamentary soup rotation list. And Friday,...Show More Summary

Electoral reform seems dead despite Trudeau's latest words

I've been a longtime advocate for dumping Canada's first-past-the-post / winner-take-all voting system. It continues to shock me that otherwise intelligent people continue to support it. I remember being a rabidly anti-free trade teenager...Show More Summary

Russia hopes for eased sanctions under Trump

For Putin, sanctions relief a gateway to goal of establishing Russia as political and economic equivalent of U.S. The post Russia hopes for eased sanctions under Trump appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trial lawyers: there’s nothing scummier than a diamond

In Ontario, where I live, I don’t think any single group has destroyed the reputation of what was once a noble profession – the profession of law – more than personal injury lawyers. With their 50 per cent contingency fees, and referral fees, and “litigation financing,” and whatnot, they are a disgrace.  You see them […]

Embarrassing, but quite true

@kinsellawarren is so hot. — Lisa Kinsella (@lisakinsella) December 3, 2016

Maclean’s on the Hill: Electoral reform, pipelines, and a Tory crisis

Our Ottawa bureau's weekly politics podcast takes on a hectic week in Ottawa on democratic reform and energy politics The post Maclean’s on the Hill: Electoral reform, pipelines, and a Tory crisis appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trump risks rift with China over call to Taiwanese president

The U.S. broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1979 The post Trump risks rift with China over call to Taiwanese president appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trump’s military-heavy cabinet prompts worries

President-elect Donald Trump talks to the media as he stands with retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Nov.… The post Trump’s military-heavy cabinet prompts worries appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Is now the time for Mexico and Canada to become the ‘two amigos?’

Mexico's ambassador to Canada Agustín García-López on the two countries' relations, from lifting visas to ending a beef ban The post Is now the time for Mexico and Canada to become the ‘two amigos?’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Higher interest rates could help economy: ex-Bank of Canada boss

David Dodge says boosting borrowing costs would help promote price and financial stability under current global conditions The post Higher interest rates could help economy: ex-Bank of Canada boss appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Maryam Monsef apologizes to electoral reform committee

On Thursday, the minister for democratic institutions expressed disappointment in a committee's work and report The post Maryam Monsef apologizes to electoral reform committee appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Kellie Leitch takes the Maclean’s 60-second challenge

On the sidelines of a party convention, we tested Conservative MP Kellie Leitch with our 60-Second Challenge The post Kellie Leitch takes the Maclean’s 60-second challenge appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Canadians want electoral reform, letters show

In nearly 200 pages of messages to the prime minister, some staunch Liberals even say they'll reconsider their allegiance over the handling of the electoral reform file The post Canadians want electoral reform, letters show appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Maryam Monsef’s change in parliamentary tone

Maryam Monsef on keeping a positive tone, speaking the truth, and carrying herself with integrity in the House The post Maryam Monsef’s change in parliamentary tone appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trump kicks off ‘thank you’ rally tour

President-elect Trump holds first rally of so-called post-election victory tour The post Trump kicks off ‘thank you’ rally tour appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Eating up the Hill: Lasagna and Cesar Salad

No one makes lasagna like Mom, but she's not here and I still need to eat lunch. So I headed up to the Confederation Building cafeteria on Thursday to try the special of the day: Lasagna and Cesar Salad.First, the lasagna. On the positive side, the portion size was generous, and I didn't get skimped on the cheese on top. Show More Summary

By the numbers

New popular vote totals from AP: • Clinton 65,124,828 (48.2%) • Trump 62,652,263 (46.3%) • Johnson 4,457,409 (3.3%) • Stein 1,429,050 (1.1%)

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