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A “wealth transfer from private to public sector”: NDP budget “cuts tall-poppy Alberta down to size”

I’ll go over the “highlights” in the new Alberta budget from Rachel Notley’s NDP. It isn’t just a war on the oil and gas industry. It represents a massive wealth transfer, from the private to the public sector.

“Nothing is going to change”: Attawapiskat has received almost $1 BILLION in ten years. So where did it go?

Attawapiskat is a broken town in Northern Ontario, about 2,000 souls altogether. It makes headlines at least once a year for a calamity of some sort.

Death toll climbs after earthquake in Ecuador

Damage stretches for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities The post Death toll climbs after earthquake in Ecuador appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Cruz wins all 14 Wyoming Republican delegates

AP delegate count: Trump, 744; Cruz, 559; and Kasich, 144. Needed to win: 1,237. The post Cruz wins all 14 Wyoming Republican delegates appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Monica, you, me and the Internet 

Fascinating Guardian piece on online thuggery. Important, even. Here. One part of it really struck a chord with me: as a pale-skinned establishment kind of guy, I haven’t experienced even a fraction of the online abuse that women or minorities experience daily. Sure, a lunatic – I know who he is, he knows I know – made it […]

Speaking tonight to Alberta Liberals

Dr. Swan was there and plenty of other great folks. But can you spot Rockin’ Al?   

Maclean’s on the Hill: Liberals propose an assisted-dying law

The Maclean's Ottawa bureau gives a weekly audio debrief on Canadian politics. The post Maclean’s on the Hill: Liberals propose an assisted-dying law appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Second strong quake hits southern Japan

The quake shook the Kumamoto region at 1:25 a.m. Saturday, and several aftershocks soon followed The post Second strong quake hits southern Japan appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Rapid-Fire Politics: Provinces in the red and a tragedy in the north

Follow along with speedy punditry on a tough week for Rachel Notley and Attawapiskat The post Rapid-Fire Politics: Provinces in the red and a tragedy in the north appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Justin Trudeau’s quantum leap

Before Trudeau surprised reporters by explaining the basics of quantum computing, he stunned physicists in Waterloo with his understanding of their field The post Justin Trudeau’s quantum leap appeared first on Macleans.ca.

New York’s make-or-break moment for Sanders, Trump and Clinton

With leaders on both sides claiming a hometown connection, a city historically at odds with Washington suddenly matters The post New York’s make-or-break moment for Sanders, Trump and Clinton appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Calgary!

It's disconcerting when people clap when the plane lands, because it means you were travelling with people who thought we were all goners. — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) April 14, 2016

A wind farm in every kale patch! The NDP doubles down

The NDP goes back to basics as a party: caring, and being bad at math The post A wind farm in every kale patch! The NDP doubles down appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Newfoundland budget delivers tax hikes, job cuts, $2B deficit

Finance Minister Cathy Bennett said the Tories squandered historic wealth with spending increases and tax cuts The post Newfoundland budget delivers tax hikes, job cuts, $2B deficit appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Federal government introduces long-awaited law on medical aid in dying

Liberals' much-anticipated legislation on right to die arrives with months to go before of Supreme Court's June 6 deadline to come up with new law The post Federal government introduces long-awaited law on medical aid in dying appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Q&A: Sandra Martin on how to legislate doctor-assisted death

The author of 'A Good Death' looks at right-to-die legislation around the world—and how the issue has evolved in Canada The post Q&A: Sandra Martin on how to legislate doctor-assisted death appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Stephen Lewis, for the record: ‘I am, truly, insufferably buoyant’

The NDP's elder statesmen gives his 'last hurrah' at the party's Edmonton convention The post Stephen Lewis, for the record: ‘I am, truly, insufferably buoyant’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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