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For the record: Stephen Harper on Canada’s mission

'There is no either/or here between military action and humanitarian aid,' PM tells the House The post For the record: Stephen Harper on Canada’s mission appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The war against ISIS: write your own talking points

As expected, the Harper government is moving to extend and even expand our participation in the international force targeting ISIS. The Conservatives – with the possible exception of Michael Chong – will be unanimous in their support for that motion. The NDP – with no exceptions that I’m aware of – will be unanimous in […]

Calgary Police Double Standards? ‘Heil Hitler’ vs ‘White Power’

Over the weekend, a Calgary man shouted “White power” at anti-racism demonstrators. During a run in with police, an officer shot the man. Contrast this with what happened last summer in Calgary, when Muslims chanted “Heil Hitler” at pro-Israel demonstrators — and cops stood by, doing nothing. And remember: that summer pro-Israel rally was held […]

Motion will seek to expand airstrikes beyond Iraq and into Syria

Harper will introduce the new motion himself in the House of Commons this morning The post Motion will seek to expand airstrikes beyond Iraq and into Syria appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Afghan president in Washington to finalize plan for withdrawal

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani is asking Obama to keep more U.S. troops in his country for longer The post Afghan president in Washington to finalize plan for withdrawal appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Maclean’s Live: The public safety committee scrutinizes Bill C-51

We're streaming the parliamentary proceedings The post Maclean’s Live: The public safety committee scrutinizes Bill C-51 appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Support for Islamic State mission hanging on text of motion, opposition says

Foreign Affairs Minister's office has confirmed that opposition critics will be briefed on the motion to expand mission on Wednesday The post Support for Islamic State mission hanging on text of motion, opposition says appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Obama’s foreign policy fantasy land

Yemen has fallen to Iran-backed terrorists. The United States is pulling out. This is the state of Barack Obama’s foreign policy. It wasn’t that long ago that Obama said Yemen the highlight of how his foreign policy works. How could Obama have been so wrong? He hates to be told how wrong he is. Especially […]

Should Canada adopt Britain’s tough new anti-Islamist policy?

Ezra Levant notes that there are now more UK Muslims fighting for ISIS than there are in the British military. Today the UK Home Secretary, Theresa May, announced a new, tough sounding campaign to combat “Islamism.” Her strong words made for a good speech, but we’ll see how it works in action. Does the UK […]

Calgary-born Ted Cruz’s presidential run raises questions again about eligibility

Despite renouncing his Canadian citizenship and statements from constitutional scholars, the Republican running for president is dogged by his Calgary roots The post Calgary-born Ted Cruz’s presidential run raises questions again about eligibility appeared first on Macleans.ca.

QP Live: The CSE is no longer a secret

Your daily dose of political theatre The post QP Live: The CSE is no longer a secret appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Your morning moral relativism

If you’re like me, you form judgments based upon a number of variables. You look at the evidence, and you choose. So, you look at the evidence unearthed by the United Nations, which has reported that ISIS is “selling abducted Iraqi children at markets as sex slaves, and killing other youth, including by crucifixion or […]

Home of the free? The U.S. has a prison problem

In a gridlocked political system, there’s one thing most lawmakers agree on: It’s time to fix America’s justice system The post Home of the free? The U.S. has a prison problem appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Ted Cruz set to announce that he will run for U.S. president

The senator from Texas is the first Republican to declare his candidacy, but he's sure to be followed by GOP heavyweights The post Ted Cruz set to announce that he will run for U.S. president appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Venezuelan viral video exposes top level corruption, hypocrisy

Ezra Levant of TheRebel.mediareports: A video showing the son of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro being showered in U.S. dollars like it was confetti has ordinary citizens up in arms. The country is mired in poverty, despite possibly having larger oil reserves than even Saudi Arabia. Too bad Obama prefers their oil to ethical oil from […]

Meerkat and Periscope will change politics

Mark my words. My band did a Toronto show on Thursday night. We played live, and we were seen by a respectable number of people as far away as Australia. I’m told we were among the first bands to ever use this new video live streaming thing in that way.  My prediction: it will change […]

The Maclean’s Politics Panel: Sexual harassment on the Hill

Also: Why questions about parliamentary security might go unanswered The post The Maclean’s Politics Panel: Sexual harassment on the Hill appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Maclean’s on the Hill: Iraq, Green dreams, and crime

Also: More on parliamentary security on Oct. 22 The post Maclean’s on the Hill: Iraq, Green dreams, and crime appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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