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Key Senate Republicans swing behind Trump; doubters remain

Some high-ranking Republicans are focused only on beating Hillary Clinton The post Key Senate Republicans swing behind Trump; doubters remain appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Feds under fire as Attawapiskat’s suicide crisis continues

NDP MP says the remote community is a stark example of why Ottawa needs to better co-ordinate help efforts by all levels of government. The post Feds under fire as Attawapiskat’s suicide crisis continues appeared first on Macleans.c...

DND owes the federal treasury $147M for unauthorized expenses

One defence expert is concerned what — if anything — National Defence will have to forgo as a result of its decision to assume the liability The post DND owes the federal treasury $147M for unauthorized expenses appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Megyn Kelly on Trump: ‘I hope this interview will be a chance to clear the air’

Fox News Channel host hopes to call a truce to the war waged by the presumptive Republican nominee The post Megyn Kelly on Trump: ‘I hope this interview will be a chance to clear the air’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Republicans dance around Trump endorsement

Ever confident, Republican nominee has named Chris Christie to lead his transition team The post Republicans dance around Trump endorsement appeared first on Macleans.ca.

London mayor slams Trump’s ‘ignorant’ view of Islam

Sadiq Khan: `Donald Trump's ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe'' The post London mayor slams Trump’s ‘ignorant’ view of Islam appeared first on Macleans.ca.

In this week’s Hill Times: pouring gasoline on the fire

A spark neglected makes a mighty fire. Robert Herrick, an American writer and essayist, said that.   He was an interesting fellow – a novelist, a poet, a Harvard grad, a professor at MIT. Coincidentally, Herrick was also the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands for a time.  He was appointed to the position, but he […]

Tommy Stinson loves SFH

It’s true. The Guns’n’Roses and ‘Mats bassist was at the Bovine on Saturday night and gave a shout-out to SFH. So sayeth Cam Carpenter.  Want proof? Here’s me and Tommy in 2010 at one of our shows, Andrew Coyne: he sold our merch!

Canada to reposition itself on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

That ultimate goal should be to improve the quality of life for indigenous peoples, Justice Minister says The post Canada to reposition itself on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Showboating politicos don’t put out fires

And that’s why Justin Trudeau has rightly said he won’t be heading out to Fort Mac just yet. In my own (personal) experience, politicians need to be very, very careful about disaster-related decision-making.  Don’t listen to Central Canadian backroom advisors looking for a photo op.  Case in point. That’s why I think this was the […]

Canada pledges $785M to fight AIDS, TB and malaria: Trudeau

Trudeau says pledge represents a 20-per-cent increase from Canada's last pledge to the Global Fund The post Canada pledges $785M to fight AIDS, TB and malaria: Trudeau appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Postmedia water-cooler talk

Informed speculation, as it were, is as follows: The board has taken over, and Godfrey is basically out.  I’m told his role is now purely symbolic, and he is not involved in day-to-day operations as he once was.  Apart from the Donato bash, he hasn’t really been seen or heard from for quite some time. […]

The New York Times and the times in Fort Mac

Front page of yesterday’s Times. I am a devoted reader of the New York Times.  It was via the Times, in fact, that I first learned of the Carville-Clinton war room in 1992, contacted them, and basically copied their concept in Canada.  It is the best English-language newspaper in the world, and it is the […]

The NBA needs to suspend Wade

.@NBA @MiamiHEAT: The Abdul-Rauf precedent is clear. Suspend Wade. #Canada @Raptors https://t.co/twgT8I1k7i https://t.co/dMVm2he6bS — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) May 8, 2016

Maclean’s on the Hill: Full coverage of the Fort McMurray fire

Our weekly politics podcast shifts gears and focuses on the disaster in northern Alberta The post Maclean’s on the Hill: Full coverage of the Fort McMurray fire appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Conservative MPs, you are a disgrace

Disgusting, despicable, detestable: none of those words adequately captures what Conservative MPs did this week.  Forget about the fact that the anthem needed to be changed. Forget about the fact that their former leader, Stephen Harper, proposed changing the words in his 2010 Throne Speech. Forget about all that.  To do what they did to Mauril […]

Tories block dying MP’s bid to see gender neutral anthem bill passed

Tory MP Andrew Scheer: 'There was nothing unusual about the way this bill was treated' The post Tories block dying MP’s bid to see gender neutral anthem bill passed appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trudeau looking into U.S. war-dodger issue—but gives no commitments

Trudeau has criticized the former Conservative government for "lacking compassion and lacking understanding" with war resisters The post Trudeau looking into U.S. war-dodger issue—but gives no commitments appeared first on Macleans....

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