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Sad! Scott Feschuk ranks D.C.’s most tragic faces

Three influential Democrats—a president, a vice-president and a senator—had plenty of reasons to frown on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration The post Sad! Scott Feschuk ranks D.C.’s most tragic faces appeared first on Macleans.c...

I’m surprised they let me drive a car, frankly 

I only have 9 letters at the end of my name (LL.B, B.J Hons.), so I bet Kellie Leitch thinks I’m mentally retarded, pretty much. To wit: Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch is on a crusade against the elites. But it’s not going well for her, and all those letters after her name are partly […]

Why can’t prime ministers take private flights?

If Justin Trudeau read up on the recent history of conflict-of-interest law, he'd see a past Liberal government forced to tighten up rules for politicians The post Why can’t prime ministers take private flights? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Does Canada already have a Trumpian immigration policy?

It’s not just immigration supporters who look to Canada as an example. Immigration opponents also see this country as an example of immigration done right. The post Does Canada already have a Trumpian immigration policy? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

A cabinet shuffle’s winners and losers: Ottawa Power Rankings

Our weekly round-up of whose political fortunes are rising and falling on Parliament Hill The post A cabinet shuffle’s winners and losers: Ottawa Power Rankings appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trudeau: guilty!

…of using a dangling preposition. (It’s also an auxiliary verb verb, so maybe there’s no need to contact the Grammar Commissioner just yet.) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he made use of the private helicopter of the Aga Khan during a family vacation at the billionaire Ismaili Muslim leader’s retreat in the Bahamas in what […]

Don’t judge me

I love this tune and the vid too. The Bronx: epic genius. 

Barack Obama surprises VP Joe Biden with Medal of Freedom

Modest ceremony becomes emotional farewell between departing president and his vice-president The post Barack Obama surprises VP Joe Biden with Medal of Freedom appeared first on Macleans.ca.

C-SPAN coverage of House debate interrupted by Russian broadcast

C-SPAN, which doesn't believe this was a hack, is investigating the interruption from Russian news site RT The post C-SPAN coverage of House debate interrupted by Russian broadcast appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Morneau to hear advice on how to prepare budget in Trump era

As America sinks into Trump's protectionism, Canada's finance minister looks to private-sector economists for expert opinion The post Morneau to hear advice on how to prepare budget in Trump era appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Justin Trudeau’s listening tour reveals more than expected

A surprising amount of ground was covered in the first stop of Justin Trudeau's cross-country transparency The post Justin Trudeau’s listening tour reveals more than expected appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Donald Uber Alles: French neo-Nazi visits Trump Tower

There you go. National Front leader Marine Le Pen in Trump Tower, sitting next to “Citizens for Trump” founder George Lombardi.  And they insist she didn’t meet with Trump or any of his people.  Welcome to the new Reich, folks. If you think this isn’t really happening, still, you need to get your head out […]

Was Maryam Monsef ‘demoted’ in Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle?

Cabinet clout has little to do with the noun in the minister's title. What matters more are the priorities handed down in each minister's mandate. The post Was Maryam Monsef ‘demoted’ in Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

What Donald Trump really meant at his press conference

Donald Trump said a lot of words at his New York presser. Humour columnist Scott Feschuk reads between the comma-rich lines. The post What Donald Trump really meant at his press conference appeared first on Macleans.ca.

John Horgan has had more positions than the Kama Sutra

This is a good bit about the BC NDP leader, who – on the big policy issues – seems to be whoever spoke to him last. It’s from an attack site called Say Anything John, found here.

Dead, near death, or just a case of the sniffles?

I take a look at the once-mighty Conservative Party in next week’s Hill Times.  What do you think is my diagnosis about the relative health of the CPC?  What’s yours? And now? Well, now they are having a leadership race to replace the venti-sized brain guy. The candidate that has attracted the most attention – […]

We hold the powerful to account! Also, Bob Woodward wants to know where did you get those stylish Jimmy Choo pumps?

Ah, the paper that uncovered Watergate, still breaking news with the big stories. https://t.co/V5O2dipkdY — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) January 12, 2017 "Should designers dress Melania and Ivanka? The question is more complex than it seems." https://t.co/jeKUAaDR9S — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 12, 2017

Canada’s prime minister shouldn’t need to be bilingual

Why bilingualism needn't be a qualification to be PM, even as hopefuls for the Conservative leadership work on their French The post Canada’s prime minister shouldn’t need to be bilingual appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trump’s pick for top diplomat takes tough line on Moscow

On a day dominated by Russian hacking claims, Rex Tillerson switches approach in hearing, calling Russia a 'danger' The post Trump’s pick for top diplomat takes tough line on Moscow appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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