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Video: Kevin Page on ‘the R-word’ and the election campaign

Evan Solomon talks to the former PBO about the debate around the condition of the Canadian economy The post Video: Kevin Page on ‘the R-word’ and the election campaign appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Abacus Data poll: Mulcair is still least known leader, but gaining acceptance

As part of a wide-ranging poll about the leaders' images, Abacus Data finds 'both vulnerability and potential' in the NDP leader's numbers The post Abacus Data poll: Mulcair is still least known leader, but gaining acceptance appeared first on Macleans.ca.

A weekend with Bernie

He's a ranting, socialist, anti-Wall Street senator from Vermont who is drawing bigger crowds than Trump. Why America is suddenly paying attention to Bernie Sanders. The post A weekend with Bernie appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Peel school board's courageous stance against ignorance, bigotry and discrimination

In the face of very ignorant protests from parents and religious groups who want kids to grow up in a learning environment where LGBT people don't exist, this is a breath of fresh air. "Parents can remove their kids from sex-ed classes...Show More Summary

KCCCC Day 31: it’s the economy

   It’s the economy, stupid, per Carville. And the economy looks not so good, this morning. See assorted pundits here and here and here and here. Worrying news stories here and here and here and here and here. All that bad news has a political effect, eventually. Show More Summary

Recession-era politics

Is it possible that Stephane Dion has been prime minister for the last seven years without any of us noticing? The post Recession-era politics appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Your essential reads on Aboriginal issues

Prepare for Perry Bellegarde's announcement of the AFN's election priorities with these stories highlighting Indigenous issues The post Your essential reads on Aboriginal issues appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Hungary blocks migrants from trains in test for passport-free EU

Decision could drive many into the reckless hands of cross-border smugglers The post Hungary blocks migrants from trains in test for passport-free EU appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Stephen Harper finds silver lining in StatsCan data: ‘It is good news’

Prime Minister says latest GDP figures show Canadian economy rebounding The post Stephen Harper finds silver lining in StatsCan data: ‘It is good news’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Highlights from Sept. 1 on the campaign trail

In the news today: Statistics Canada numbers put focus on jobs and the economy. The post Highlights from Sept. 1 on the campaign trail appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Why hard hats are everywhere on the campaign trail

Party leaders woo the vote of Ontario manufacturers The post Why hard hats are everywhere on the campaign trail appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Harper deflects StatsCan recession report as NDP and Liberals pounce

Stephen Harper's political opponents make hay over report that Canada is in midst of technical recession The post Harper deflects StatsCan recession report as NDP and Liberals pounce appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Dear Media Party: Stephen Harper is still “Prime Minister” — even after the election

The Media Party is so eager for Stephen Harper to leave office that they’ve made a point of calling him “Conservative leader” and not “Prime Minister” now that he’s on the campaign trail. The problem with that is that legally,Harper is still PM, despite what Ottawa Citizen reporter Jason Fekete and his colleagues keep insisting. It’s […]

The Hot Nasties! The Secret of Immortality!

The one Maine Sessions Hot Nasties video that wasn’t posted – the song that Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham wants played at his funeral. As no less than Damian has noted, the notion that a couple of sixteen-year-olds (me and Pierre) actually attempted to define life and death in a three-minute punk song is what makes […]

Baseball season for the PM

Stephen Harper gamely posed for photos Monday night as the Toronto Blue Jays took on the Cleveland Indians — but it wasn't a picture-perfect finish for the Jays The post Baseball season for the PM appeared first on Macleans.ca.

KCCCC Day 30: when the water dries up, all the animals start looking at each other funny

  It’s September. It’s day 30 (by my count, anyway).  And that means all of the parties are going to get really edgy, starting today.  As the departed Rod Love once said to me: “When the water starts to drying up, all the animals start looking at each other funny.” In a national political campaign, […]

Balanced Budget Bingo

For the moment, the election depends on how balanced is your budget The post Balanced Budget Bingo appeared first on Macleans.ca.

In which I have a journalist’s reaction to #elxn42

Sorry, but all the chirpy, sunny facile partisan tweet horseshit made me throw up, a bit. But I'm okay now. #elxn42 #cdnpoli — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) August 31, 2015

UPDATE: More non-Muslims denied subsidized housing in Toronto building

Here’s an UPDATE on the story I first told you about last week: It turns out that at least twelve other Torontonians have been removed from one building’s subsidized housing waiting list, simply because they aren’t Muslim. Right now, there are 91,000 people on the city’s waiting list, but only Muslims are allowed to live a particular building. It’s […]

What you should know about the Trudeau poll numbers

Paul Well's compares new numbers against real-world results. Spoiler: Justin Trudeau has rocketed to Stéphane Dion-like heights The post What you should know about the Trudeau poll numbers appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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