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Philpott billed taxpayers $520 for airport lounge access

Receipt obtained by Conservatives shows Philpott billed taxpayers for membership to Air Canada's executive airport lounges The post Philpott billed taxpayers $520 for airport lounge access appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trump vows to be ‘fair, but firm’ on illegal immigration

Trump's campaign has pushed back on the notion that he's reversing course on the issue The post Trump vows to be ‘fair, but firm’ on illegal immigration appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Nearly 15,000 new Clinton emails gleaned in FBI probe

Emails should be released in in mid-October after private investigation The post Nearly 15,000 new Clinton emails gleaned in FBI probe appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Elizabeth May is here to stay

May on her plans for the Greens and accusations of anti-semitism in the party The post Elizabeth May is here to stay appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Sarkozy to run for French presidency again

Sarkozy is expected to lead a campaign based on hardline ideas on immigration and security The post Sarkozy to run for French presidency again appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Elizabeth May to remain as Green Party leader

Party to revisit controversial Israeli boycott issue The post Elizabeth May to remain as Green Party leader appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Philpott apologizes for limo scandal. The opposition isn’t satisfied.

"The costs were too high. Those costs were inappropriate and I apologize for that," says health minister The post Philpott apologizes for limo scandal. The opposition isn’t satisfied. appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Liberals could loosen mandatory minimums legislated by Tories

A report prepared for the Justice Department says "a politically viable strategy" is to craft exemptions to mandatory minimums in certain circumstances The post Liberals could loosen mandatory minimums legislated by Tories appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Elizabeth May’s departure would be a ‘great blow,’ says party deputy

Daniel Green said he hopes May and the party can close a policy divide exposed at a convention in Ottawa this month The post Elizabeth May’s departure would be a ‘great blow,’ says party deputy appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Tom Wolfe, RIP

The manager of Calgary’s first punk band, the Social Blemishes, has died suddenly. What a shock.  Hadn’t seen him in years, but what great times we had, back then.  Deepest condolences to his family. Man, time goes fast. 

Dear Hipsters

Dear musicians: I've worked in politics & music: don't give politicians all-access passes. They try & make the show all about them. Yours, W — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) August 21, 2016

The Trump Vote: the view from down here, the implications up there 

On our journey Stateside, we did Trump sightings.  Whenever we’d see a Trump bumper sticker, or billboard, or T-shirt, we’d point it out to each other. “There’s another one,” we’d say. Then we’d lapse into silence.  All along highway 90, we were reminded that we weren’t in Canada anymore. It was weird.  And, unlike when […]

Gord Downie: ‘Thanks for listening. … Have a nice life.’

For the record, here's some of what Gord Downie said during his concert Saturday night The post Gord Downie: ‘Thanks for listening. … Have a nice life.’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Justin Trudeau: ‘The whole country is here in Kingston tonight’

Prime Minister says Tragically Hip are an essential part of what Canada is The post Justin Trudeau: ‘The whole country is here in Kingston tonight’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Podcast: How can Canada recruit more women into the military?

Listen to the third episode in our summer series of politics podcasts—produced in our Ottawa bureau The post Podcast: How can Canada recruit more women into the military? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Rapid-Fire Politics: Jane Philpott, Brad Trost, and the Hip

Evan Solomon and John Geddes speed through the week's political news, including the health minister's pricey limo and a Tory MP's social conservative leadership campaign. They also talk about the Tragically Hip's final show. The post Rapid-Fire Politics: Jane Philpott, Brad Trost, and the Hip appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Bardish Chagger becomes House leader in cabinet ‘adjustment’

Chagger, minister for small business, will take on House leader role from Dominc Leblanc The post Bardish Chagger becomes House leader in cabinet ‘adjustment’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trump advisers led covert influence campaign for pro-Russia party

Firm run by Paul Manafort and Rick Gates worked to gain favourable coverage for Ukraine's former pro-Russian president The post Trump advisers led covert influence campaign for pro-Russia party appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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