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Adler-Kinsella Show: in which I defend Trudeau on personkind, and on all kinds of pipelines

Every Thursday, I have a radio-via-phone encounter with my great friend Charles Adler.  This week, the encounter took place by luggage rack two at Calgary’s Airport (said airport having received more snow than the North Pole before we started wrecking the planet). I valiantly defended the Prime Minister on personkind-gate – which shows no signs... View Article

Trudeau and resource projects: the urge to get it done

Both Harper and Trudeau declared building pipelines to be in the 'national interest' yet so far they've come up short The post Trudeau and resource projects: the urge to get it done appeared first on Macleans.ca.

How Trudeau hasn’t left himself any wiggle room on pipeline politics

In the row between B.C. and Alberta, the PM has carved out an unusually firm personal stance and political strategy on a tough issue The post How Trudeau hasn’t left himself any wiggle room on pipeline politics appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Follow the money

The OPP didn’t. Their investigation was a monumental farce. I draw comfort from one thing, however: Proud, however, that @lisakinsella was one of the whistleblowers in this case, assisting the @OntarioAuditor in their investigation – whose investigation (unlike the OPP’s) was both effective and timely. Show More Summary

Why do men make more money than women?

The pay equity gap has been researched and debated for decades, with little real progress to show for it. But the reckoning may finally be here. The post Why do men make more money than women? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

How B.C. and Alberta can get out of their trade war before it gets worse

It involves a lot of 'ifs,' admittedly, and a prime minister acting as statesman within his own borders The post How B.C. and Alberta can get out of their trade war before it gets worse appeared first on Macleans.ca.

I will love John Tory for this forever

Toronto is a Music City and celebrates the influence of all genres and all those who birth new sounds through their talent and creative expression. Happy to proclaim today as “International Clash Day” in the City of Toronto. #InternationalClashDay pic.twitter.com/Uz1Ld9Y23a — John Tory (@JohnTory) February 7, 2018

Is Ms. Mulroney a lawyer?

She has said in multiple interviews that she is. Fine.  But then there’s this: She practiced 13 months, apparently, then stopped. I know that if you don’t pay your fees in Ontario, where I am called, you can get suspended.  Other provinces are mostly the same. But can you still call yourself a “lawyer” if... View Article

Alberta’s strong carbon policy is key to getting pipelines built

Opinion: If the Trans Mountain project succeeds, it will be because Alberta played ball with the federal government on climate policy The post Alberta’s strong carbon policy is key to getting pipelines built appeared first on Macleans.ca.

#MeToo: Kristin’s story

[Ed. note:  just over two weeks ago, a brave young woman named Kristin told her #MeToo story.  It was national news, and culminated in the resignation of a federal cabinet minister.  But Kristin’s story doesn’t end there.  Today, we are offering her this space for to tell her story, in her words.  Please read it.... View Article

Jagmeet Singh dodges questions about Alberta and B.C. pipeline fight

With B.C. and Alberta feuding over the Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline, the new federal NDP leader can't bring himself to take sides The post Jagmeet Singh dodges questions about Alberta and B.C. pipeline fight appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Maclean’s Live with Jagmeet Singh: Six key economic takeaways

The NDP leader on NAFTA, deficits, jobs and more The post Maclean’s Live with Jagmeet Singh: Six key economic takeaways appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Vice is right

That little fellow at Vice who got mad at me a long time ago – I criticized him for thinking that the torture and murder of Luka Magnotta’s victim was funny, and he never forgot it – is still mad at me.  This upsets me a great deal, as you can well imagine.  Sorry, Justin.... View Article

Andrew Scheer’s little tent

Can the new Tory leader replicate Stephen Harper’s feat and grow the party without alienating its base? The post Andrew Scheer’s little tent appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Ten language commandments or compersonments: take your pick

  Watch Justin Trudeau Correct a Woman To Say ‘Peoplekind’ Instead of ‘Mankind’ https://t.co/FbFn2x3p5m pic.twitter.com/xLbjSTmwNL — Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 6, 2018 So, about the little exchange captured above. Was it a dumb thing to say?  Yes.  Will conservatives treat it like a war crime for months to come, which is also dumb?  Yes.  Naturally. So,... View Article

Let’s make this kind of thing person-datory, shall we?

From a progressive US-based media tracking organization. Yes, this really happened. Watch Justin Trudeau Correct a Woman To Say ‘Peoplekind’ Instead of ‘Mankind’ https://t.co/FbFn2x3p5m pic.twitter.com/xLbjSTmwNL — Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 6, 2018

Why women should rule the world

Martin Amis on nuclear war, the difference between Brexit and Trump, and why all writers really do think about posterity The post Why women should rule the world appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Ten reasons why everyone should take Doug Ford seriously

When I quit the Olivia Chow mayoral campaign – because she’d not told the truth to the media, among other things – guess who was the first person to call me down in the States? Doug Ford. “Warren, old buddy,” he said.  “We’ve had our differences, but I want you to chin up.  Rob and... View Article

“I find you so pretty” – senior PMO director to young woman looking for a job

This is wild.  Wild. Look at the message Myriam Denis, an experienced and bilingual communicator with a Liberal pedigree, got from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Deputy Director of Operations: “I find you very pretty,” he says.  One of the most senior unelected officials in the federal government, sending messages like that, not even bothering to... View Article

Patrick Brown and the politics of sexual harassment and backlash

Ex-PC Leader Patrick Brown (CP/Aaron Vincent Elkaim) This week saw the dramatic destruction of Patrick Brown's leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario after allegations of past sexual misconduct involving teenagers...Show More Summary

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