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Twitter pen pals

So, Chelsea Clinton tweeted this cool thing, which I retweeted: Letter I wrote to President Reagan at 5. (I never got a reply). Thank you to all who shared your White House letters. pic.twitter.com/wOAQXsyBIc — Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 22, 2017 Which elicited this reaponse from my pal Peggy Blair: @ChelseaClinton @kinsellawarren How did you […]

The B.C. election and the folly of strategic voting

Proponents of strategic voting in the B.C. election have granted political polls a status that they haven’t earned The post The B.C. election and the folly of strategic voting appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Is the Trump-Trudeau women’s council real or fake?

If it was nothing more than a photo-op, the ballyhooed White House meeting goes down as another example of female exploitation The post Is the Trump-Trudeau women’s council real or fake? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The Liberals’ infrastructure bank takes shape

The structure of Canada's new infrastructure bank will soon be announced, but that's not likely to ease public suspicions over the bank’s mandate and operation The post The Liberals’ infrastructure bank takes shape appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Ottawa Power Rankings: Pot activists’ win is also their loss

Who’s up? Scott Brison and his progressive hiring policy. Who’s down? Navdeep Bains and Canadian innovation. The post Ottawa Power Rankings: Pot activists’ win is also their loss appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Margaret Trudeau’s last job

As Margaret Trudeau retires from her decades-long philanthropy work, grandchildren and long walks beckon The post Margaret Trudeau’s last job appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Pot activists’ win is also their loss: Ottawa Power Rankings

Who's up? Scott Brison and his progressive hiring policy. Who's down? Navdeep Bains and Canadian innovation. The post Pot activists’ win is also their loss: Ottawa Power Rankings appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Donald Trump lowers expectations before his big report card

Daily Trump Tracker: The first 100 days mean nothing, insists the president, while a dead tenor makes a reapperance The post Donald Trump lowers expectations before his big report card appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Marijuana taxes will be low, says Morneau

Finance Minister says maximizing federal revenues is not priority; squeezing out the black market is. The post Marijuana taxes will be low, says Morneau appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trump calls Canada a “disgrace”

Here. Good thing we’ve been sucking up to him and his kids, eh? Yep.  Sure is working. President Donald Trump has called protectionist trade measures by the Canadian government “a disgrace.” “Canada, what they’ve done to our dairy farm workers, it’s a disgrace,” Mr Trump said on Thursday in the Oval Office. The statement was […]

Metro: BC NDP leader “mansplains,” “interrupts repeatedly,” “aggressive”

Here.  Calm down, John. The B.C. Liberals’ official Twitter feed, meanwhile, referenced a hashtag gaining steam on the social media platfom based on Clark asking Horgan to “calm down”: “#CalmDownJohn: reaction from the 1st #bclexn17 leader’s debate,” the party stated. Show More Summary

Iran failing to fulfil ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal, says Trump

However, Trump did not mention whether Iran had committed any specific violations The post Iran failing to fulfil ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal, says Trump appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Privacy czar worried about CSIS use of security assessment info

CSIS uses private information provided during security assessments for employment and immigration purposes to assist with terrorism, espionage investigations The post Privacy czar worried about CSIS use of security assessment info appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Oh, you pretty things

In a dangerous world, you should sing this to your kids in the morning. I did with Son Four today. He grimaced.

Putin is the enemy

And anyone allied with Russia, a new fascist state, is an enemy of democracy.  FYI: Trump's ally Putin has outlawed Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia, plans to shutter their churches & jail them. Because they are pacifists. — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) April 21, 2017

Why John Horgan got scrappy in the B.C. election debate

NDP leader's shots at 'Calm' Christy Clark signalled B.C.'s return to bare-knuckle politics The post Why John Horgan got scrappy in the B.C. election debate appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Now is our chance to scrap the milk tax once and for all

Those concerned about poverty, inequality or middle class living standards should oppose Canada’s milk tax and take advantage of the opportunity presented by Trump. The post Now is our chance to scrap the milk tax once and for all appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Stephen Harper goes to Silicon Valley

A new role at Silicon Valley's 8VC connects him to everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio and the Desmarais to Jared Kushner and Jay-Z. Let's play Three Degrees of Stephen Harper The post Stephen Harper goes to Silicon Valley appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The BC NDP’s bad week

First came John Horgan leering at Christy Clark in the first B.C. Campaign 2017 debate: “I’ll watch you for a while. I know you like that.” That leering, creepy, condescending remark is a Kim Campbell Week One Level disaster, folks. Horgan — sounding rather like Groper-in-Chief Donald Trump — is going to be hearing about […]

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