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Are the Conservatives about to elect their own Stéphane Dion?

Stephane Dion led the Liberals into almost a decade of darkness. The Tories may want to take heed, ahead of what may be Maxime Bernier's coronation The post Are the Conservatives about to elect their own Stéphane Dion? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

What Donald Trump’s bad budget math means for the Tories

If Trump's budget plan fails to spur growth, it will sideswipe the new Conservative leader here, who must provide a convincing alternative to Trudeau's deficit spending agenda The post What Donald Trump’s bad budget math means for the Tories appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The highs and (many) lows of the Tory leadership race

From Leitch's provocations, to O'Leary's exit, to Bernier's sustained traction, an intriguing contest is coming down to the wire The post The highs and (many) lows of the Tory leadership race appeared first on Macleans.ca.

CPC Leadership: The Canadian Values Test with Murad Hemmadi

Ahead of this weekend’s Conservative leadership convention, Maclean's editor Murad Hemmadi unpacks everything that’s wrong with Kellie Leitch's ‘Canadian values’ screening questions. The post CPC Leadership: The Canadian Values Test with Murad Hemmadi appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The Washington Post: Jagmeet, Stock and Barney

Here: Singh’s entry provides the ideological left with a convenient “out” for this discomfort — all the progressive policies of the prime minister but delivered by a more believable champion. The Trudeau counter-offensive isn’t particularly obvious either, given Singh supporters, and presumably Singh himself, will be on guard for hints of racial condescension in the […]

Ceremony for Manchester

Ceremony, as those who know me know, is the Joy Division song – not the New Order song – that will be played at my funeral. It was never properly recorded by Joy Division, because Ian Curtis hanged himself in May 1980. There are only three versions of the song in existence.  If a rock […]

Donald Trump meets Pope Francis

Donald Trump and Pope Francis met privately for half an hour The post Donald Trump meets Pope Francis appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The U.S.-Saudi Arabia relationship goes beyond Donald Trump

Donald Trump's trip to Riyadh only proves that the special relationship between America and Saudi Arabia is bigger than any one figure The post The U.S.-Saudi Arabia relationship goes beyond Donald Trump appeared first on Macleans.c...

No, Trudeau didn’t photobomb those prom kids

The photograph of Justin Trudeau running through a crowd of prom goers wasn't a photobomb but part of a staged publicity campaign The post No, Trudeau didn’t photobomb those prom kids appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Checking in on Donald Trump’s Grand Tour

Daily Trump Tracker: The president prepares to meet the Pope as budget wrangling begins stateside The post Checking in on Donald Trump’s Grand Tour appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Bryan Baeumler Explains: The softwood lumber dispute

HGTV's Bryan Baeumler breaks down the decades-long softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the United States. The post Bryan Baeumler Explains: The softwood lumber dispute appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Is war between America and China inevitable?

The rise of the Asian tiger has created a dangerous dynamic, argues renowned U.S. defence expert Graham Allison The post Is war between America and China inevitable? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The column on cultural appropriation HuffPo refused to publish

“All novelists are liars.” Thieves, too. So said Mordecai Richler. We were in the dark at the back at the Bovine Sex Club on Queen West, my friend and I were, waiting to see the Chicago punk band, Off With Their Heads. My friend had just told me the story of how, years ago, he organized […]

Trudeau heads to NATO, G7 meetings

Global leaders are trying to figure out exactly how the world works now that U.S. President Donald Trump is at the table The post Trudeau heads to NATO, G7 meetings appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Michael Flynn pleads the fifth, refuses to give up documents

Meanwhile, Democrats suggest Flynn may have misled U.S. investigators in early 2016 during his security clearance review The post Michael Flynn pleads the fifth, refuses to give up documents appeared first on Macleans.ca.

FLOTUS acts as proxy for the rest of us 

OUCHhttps://t.co/XaPL1AbCm5 pic.twitter.com/zpZGkQxDFP — Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) May 22, 2017

Trump says he never ‘mentioned the word’ Israel in meeting with Russians

Various reports say Trump shared classified information with Russian diplomats about ISIS threat, and that information came from Israeli intelligence The post Trump says he never ‘mentioned the word’ Israel in meeting with Russians appeared first on Macleans.ca.

This week’s column: on the CBC, cultural appropriation and my friend Steve

“All novelists are liars.” Thieves, too. So said Mordecai Richler. We were in the dark at the back at the Bovine Sex Club on Queen West, my friend and I were, waiting to see the Chicago punk band, Off With Their Heads. My friend had just told me the story of how, years ago, he organized […]

“If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”

Good question, “President.” Oh, and this: President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn won’t provide records to the Senate intelligence committee and will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to a subpoena from the committee, according to a source close to Flynn. Flynn’s refusal to cooperate comes as he faces scrutiny in […]

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