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Calling all cyber-detectives

It could be disgruntled Liberals, sure. It could be Tories or Dippers trying to cause trouble. It could be some shadowy lobby group trying to exert pressure to achieve some policy goal. It could be average folks, too – but those people wouldn’t likely be hiding their identities, I don’t think.  This is slick and […]

This makes me sad

It perhaps explains Donald Trump, Kellie Leitch et al. It also can’t be dismissed as a methodological error – the question(s) were very straightforward.  Mostly, however, it makes me sad. We have a long way to go. 

Manafort’s offshore banking under examination by US government

Transactions made via Cyprus bank by Trump's former campaign chairman are being investigated by the U.S. Treasury Department The post Manafort’s offshore banking under examination by US government appeared first on Macleans.ca.

CNN says “breaking news” too often. But this really was breaking news.

This renders it a conspiracy, in other words. Much easier to prosecute. #USPolitics #Trumprussia https://t.co/hl8Hr1jd4o — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) March 23, 2017 BREAKING – US officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians https://t.co/KqFr3GgAPP https://t.co/sDUcxttgC8 — CNN (@CNN) March 23, 2017

The hope and hype of a ‘gender-based’ budget

Budget 2017 highlighted inequities Canada's self-styled "feminist" prime minister has yet to change The post The hope and hype of a ‘gender-based’ budget appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The control freak budget

It’s as if Canadians were four-year-olds in need of training wheels on almost every choice, financial and social alike The post The control freak budget appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The shocking truth revealed 

I can now reveal I was offered the role of Ritchie in Happy Days, but I declined because it was beneath me. I will not be taking questions. — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) March 23, 2017

The part of the budget that suggests to me that this isn’t the full budget

From the Globe: Despite calls from the United States for Canada to increase its contributions to international military efforts, there is no increase in defence spending in the 2017 budget. In fact, the Department of National Defence is reallocating $8.48-billion that it expected to spend on capital projects, such as planes, ships, trucks and large […]

No decision from Senate ethics committee on Don Meredith

Options under consideration ranged from a reprimand to outright expulsion from the upper house The post No decision from Senate ethics committee on Don Meredith appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Infrastructure spending: it’s about the evidence stupid!

Large deep pothole in Montreal street, Canada.(Shutterstock) In the 2015 federal election, the Liberal Party of Canada differentiated itself by pledging to run modest deficits for three years before returning… The post Infrastructure spending: it’s about the evidence stupid! appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Eight Liberal budget promises that recycle old spending

The government announced all kinds of spending in Budget 2017, but much of it draws on pre-existing funding promises The post Eight Liberal budget promises that recycle old spending appeared first on Macleans.ca.

21 ways the federal budget could hit your wallet

In a budget notable for its lack of big-ticket tax changes, we find all the reasons you should still care about what the Liberal plan means for you and your family The post 21 ways the federal budget could hit your wallet appeared first on Macleans.ca.

What Budget 2017 offers families

The Liberal budget offers new benefits for parents and caregivers, and hints at new child-care spaces The post What Budget 2017 offers families appeared first on Macleans.ca.

An uncertain ‘Trump effect’ forces caution in Ottawa

Sunny days might be ahead for Canada’s economy, but forecasters are split—and the budget’s priorities reflect a lack of consensus The post An uncertain ‘Trump effect’ forces caution in Ottawa appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Four big spending measures in a modest budget

In a budget light on new spending commitments, these substantial items stick out The post Four big spending measures in a modest budget appeared first on Macleans.ca.

A budget that hopes Canadians look past the numbers

Just tallying up how much new spending and tax cuts the government can afford to announce is a crude way to measure any federal budget’s ambition The post A budget that hopes Canadians look past the numbers appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Federal budget 2017: Full text

The Trudeau Liberals released their 2017 budget Wednesday. Read the full document here. The post Federal budget 2017: Full text appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Federal budget 2017: Live video of Bill Morneau’s budget speech

Watch a live-stream of Finance Minister Bill Morneau presents Canada's 2017 budget to the House at 4 PM ET The post Federal budget 2017: Live video of Bill Morneau’s budget speech appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The bad poetry of Donald Trump, vol. 3

Scott Feschuk finds inadvertent and revealing poetry in the President's recent remarks The post The bad poetry of Donald Trump, vol. 3 appeared first on Macleans.ca.

I am also reminded of Star Trek season two, episode 15, The Trouble With Tribbles

IT'S A LIVING THING SEPARATING FROM THE HOST pic.twitter.com/6yYJqpe1j2 — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) March 22, 2017

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