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Trudeau defends ‘progressive’ NAFTA agenda in U.S. speech

Trudeau explains why his government is pushing gender equality, indigenous rights, and labour protections in NAFTA talks The post Trudeau defends ‘progressive’ NAFTA agenda in U.S. speech appeared first on Macleans.ca.

John Kelly and the crushing irony of Donald Trump

One photo, less than 1,000 words: What part of Donald Trump's speech made his chief-of-staff John Kelly facepalm? The post John Kelly and the crushing irony of Donald Trump appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Neo-Nazi scumbags to face justice – finally 

Full story here: The editor and publisher of an Upper Beach-based tabloid will be heading to court Thursday, Sept. 21 to face criminal charges. Earlier this summer, Beach residents Lisa and Warren Kinsella used a little-known legal tool to convince a judge to lay charges against James Sears and Leroy St. Germain. The couple successfully argued […]

Russia’s ‘propaganda outlet’ will remain on Canadian TV

Amid charges that RT spreads disinformation and has sought to influence elections, the CRTC says the channel is not under review in Canada The post Russia’s ‘propaganda outlet’ will remain on Canadian TV appeared first on Macleans.c...

Donald Trump sounds off on North Korea in UN address

Donald Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, in which he said "Rocket Man" Kim Jong-un is on a "suicide mission," and the U.S. would "totally destroy" North Korea if necessary. The post Donald Trump sounds off on North Korea in UN address appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Good times

BREAKING: Lunatic threatens to exterminate 25 million people. World shrugs. #uspolitics https://t.co/mtdnRng7iM — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) September 19, 2017 The????????has great strength & patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy #NoKo. Show More Summary

Donny from marketing goes to the United Nations

Scott Gilmore: Trump's much-awaited and ultimately amateurish UN speech confirmed that America's relevance continues to shrink The post Donny from marketing goes to the United Nations appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Rambunctious, silly and sad: Ottawa goes back to work

On Parliament's return there was debate, fist-pumping, dumpster diving, and one moment of manners as MPs reflected on a tragedy The post Rambunctious, silly and sad: Ottawa goes back to work appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The battle to save Sears Canada

We’ve worked for Sears Canada in the past, so this reported effort by Brandon Stranzl to save the company – and the jobs and pensions of several thousand Canadians – is of more than passing interest to me.  The fact that Stranzl gave all of his retention bonus (some $300,000) to pensioners suggests that this […]

Government deficit smaller than expected, but debt rises

Federal deficit roughly $5 billion less than forecast, while debt rose $15 billion year over year The post Government deficit smaller than expected, but debt rises appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trudeau issues broadside to Boeing over spat with Bombardier

Trudeau says about Boeing that Canada 'won't do business with a company that's busy trying to sue us.' The post Trudeau issues broadside to Boeing over spat with Bombardier appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Be ‘very concerned’ about cell phone searches at U.S. border, says privacy czar

'Limit the amount of information that you bring to the U.S.," privacy commissioner tells Commons committee The post Be ‘very concerned’ about cell phone searches at U.S. border, says privacy czar appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Liberals ready to make housing a right as part of national strategy

However, sources say there may not be any legislated specifics tied to the promise The post Liberals ready to make housing a right as part of national strategy appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Where’s the police? The Crown? The AG? Where’s the outrage? 

A tweet by James Sears, the Hitler-loving and Holocaust-denying rapist editor of Your Ward News.  Will anything be done by the authorities? I doubt it. 

Coming out of the closet: I joined the NDP and I'm voting for Guy Caron

NDP leadership candidate Guy Caron I wrote last week about the future of the New Democratic Party, as well as the future for progressive politics in Canada.Since then, I've done a lot of thinking, including watching yesterday's NDP Leadership Showcase online from Hamilton. Show More Summary

At the UN, bracing for the arrival of Donald Trump

The U.S. president says he wants to 'make the UN great.' The Honourary Consul from Senegal says: 'I just hope he doesn’t offend anybody.' The post At the UN, bracing for the arrival of Donald Trump appeared first on Macleans.ca.

This week’s column: good advice from a veteran

The only reason sane people get involved in politics – or create a work of art, or write a book, or build a bridge, or climb mountains – is because they want to be immortal. We’re all going to die, sooner or later, and we want to be remembered for something. In my limited experience, […]

How Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ explains his approach to NAFTA negotiations

If we have to give something up to satisfy Trump’s obsession with winning and maintain a trilateral deal, farm supply management seems the most likely candidate The post How Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ explains his approach to NAFTA negotiations appeared first on Macleans.ca.

John Tory is going to be pretty hard to beat – from the Right or Left

Check this out, from the folks at Campaign Research: What does that all mean?  It means that – at this stage – Toronto’s mayor is in pretty good shape, I’d say.  Two-thirds of voters won’t consider either Ford or Layton. John Tory has got a surprisingly big “net positive number,” and Doug Ford has a […]

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