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Dear Conservative readers of this web site 

It’s been several hours, and I still think this is the stupidest political move I’ve seen in months – and that’s saying something. Why, you ask? This isn’t a decision. It’s a suicide note. #cdnpoli https://t.co/ahrI7jT2bO — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) October 18, 2017 The Conservatives are tying themselves to every crazy/offensive thing Rebel does between... View Article

The Rodents, the Filters, the Slinks: RIP Gord Downie

Those were some of the early names of the Tragically Hip. They got their start in the early Eighties in the nascent Kingston punk scene. A lot of bands got their start in punk rock (and some of us never left). I always felt the Hip’s Downie had that don’t-give-a-fuck punk ethos about him. RIP... View Article

Here’s why Bill Moreau didn’t sell his stock or set up a blind trust

The embattled finance minister was told he didn't technically have to, but the reason isn't going to help him fend off critics The post Here’s why Bill Moreau didn’t sell his stock or set up a blind trust appeared first on Macleans....

Ivanka Be Sedated

SFH, meanwhile, offer this to our fellow punk rocker. Gabba gabba hey, punk grrrl! https://youtu.be/bQ4aYqpIWIc

Why did Scheer run away from his own press event?

Seriously.  He did.  Here’s the Globe: Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer abruptly ended a news conference and stopped taking questions from reporters on Monday when asked whether he was aware his campaign manager had worked out of the Rebel office during his leadership run. Hamish Marshall, Mr. Scheer’s former campaign manager, told The Globe and Mail... View Article

Why Canadians need to start worrying about China

Terry Glavin on the Liberals' increasingly dangerous, starry-eyed enthusiasm for China, and how badly Ottawa keeps misreading its rise The post Why Canadians need to start worrying about China appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Recipe For Hate mania strikes Ottawa!

I’m serious.  Check out the reaction of these hundreds of total strangers to the news that Recipe For Hate  – which Publisher’s Weekly called “riveting…Tension starts high and stays there in this unflinching page-turner, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the early punk scene and a moving testament to the power of friendship” – would be... View Article

Scott Feschuk unpacks Donald Trump’s totally awesome just-trust-me tax plan

First point of the new tax plan: ‘I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t know that I don’t know what I’m doing.’ The post Scott Feschuk unpacks Donald Trump’s totally awesome just-trust-me tax plan appeared first on Macleans.ca.

John McCain blasts ‘spurious nationalism’ and isolationist politics

Abandoning America's role as an international leader is "unpatriotic," Senator McCain said in a speech Monday night The post John McCain blasts ‘spurious nationalism’ and isolationist politics appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Ontario bill seeks ban on mandatory high heels as part of uniforms

If accepted, the bill would protect workers from being required to wear unsafe footwear as part of dress and uniform codes The post Ontario bill seeks ban on mandatory high heels as part of uniforms appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Naheed Nenshi put out a fire, now must deal with the Flames

What Nenshi's close brush with defeat against an inexperienced conservative candidate means for the arena debate—and the next provincial election The post Naheed Nenshi put out a fire, now must deal with the Flames appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trudeau’s pandering small business tax cut will do nothing for the economy

Opinion: If the Liberals really wanted to help the economy, they'd design a policy with ambitious entrepreneurs in mind—not an army of small-business owners content to stay that way The post Trudeau’s pandering small business tax cut will do nothing for the economy appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The Prime Minister’s tax reform damage control tour

In Stouffville, Ont., Trudeau took over from Bill Morneau, unveiling a tax cut and some new messaging around an unravelling tax plan The post The Prime Minister’s tax reform damage control tour appeared first on Macleans.ca.

A Liberal small-business tax maverick basks in the moment

New Brunswick MP Wayne Long says backbench grinders are finally being heard by Liberal stars The post A Liberal small-business tax maverick basks in the moment appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Donald Trump and our crisis of loneliness

Scott Gilmore: Surveys reveal that people are living increasingly isolated existences, and it may help explain the rise of far-right politics The post Donald Trump and our crisis of loneliness appeared first on Macleans.ca.

This young guy in Ottawa picked up Recipe For Hate!

Nice guy. Knew a lot about current events.  Says he looks forward to reading Recipe For Hate. Told him it is getting great reviews. We had a great chat, although it was a little odd that he put both of his hands around my neck at one point. It seemed to have some historic significance. Anyway,... View Article

Column: desperate politicians do desperate things

How desperate is Justin Trudeau to keep NAFTA? Ask the Mexicans, now peering out from under the proverbial bus – where, you know, Trudeau pushed them. Pretty desperate. As they welcomed the Canadian Prime Minister to Mexico City on Thursday – and as they gamely extracted the Canadian-made stainless steel that had slipped between their... View Article

Nations ponder how to deal with Trump’s ‘withdrawal doctrine’

The international community watches as the U.S. shocks with NAFTA demands, looking for clues to Trump's larger plan The post Nations ponder how to deal with Trump’s ‘withdrawal doctrine’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Did Donald Trump obstruct justice?

The Brookings Institute has just released a 108-page, single-spaced, fully-footnoted, tightly-reasoned indictment of Donald Trump. The whole document is here. At the risk of spoiling it for you, here is the key part of the conclusion:  With that caveat, our review of the facts and the law leads us to the view that the president likely... View Article

Steve Bannon: ‘Nobody can run and hide’ in Republican establishment

Trump's former chief strategist is promoting a field of potential primary challengers to take on disfavoured Republicans in Congress The post Steve Bannon: ‘Nobody can run and hide’ in Republican establishment appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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