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Sessions vows to stay independent of White House as AG

Confirmation hearing interrupted several times by protesters accusing Jeff Sessions of racism The post Sessions vows to stay independent of White House as AG appeared first on Macleans.ca.

What you need to know about Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle

As Chrystia Freeland rises, Maryam Monsef falls. And as two Liberal vets move on, two ministers to watch move in The post What you need to know about Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Who is Karina Gould, Trudeau’s newest and youngest minister?

What you need to know about Karina Gould, the 29-year-old MP who is now the minister for democratic institutions The post Who is Karina Gould, Trudeau’s newest and youngest minister? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

François-Philippe Champagne on inclusive growth: ‘We need to be ambitious’

Champagne, the new trade minister, got the biggest promotion in Trudeau's cabinet shuffle The post François-Philippe Champagne on inclusive growth: ‘We need to be ambitious’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Justin Trudeau adds fresh faces in cabinet shuffle

John McCallum and Stephane Dion shuffled off as Trudeau's younger cabinet readies itself for a Trump presidency The post Justin Trudeau adds fresh faces in cabinet shuffle appeared first on Macleans.ca.

I grow old, I grow old, etc. 

In other news, this young man is simply amazing. So proud of him.  Wanna feel really old? You sure will when a kid you gave an #OLP war room job in 2003 becomes a cabinet minister! Kudos, @AhmedHussenLib! — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) January 10, 2017

Liberals may fall short of infrastructure spending promise

The Parliamentary Budget Office found some of Ottawa's planned infrastructure investments failed to materialize in the first half of 2016-17 The post Liberals may fall short of infrastructure spending promise appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Barack Obama’s broken legacy

On the streets of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a search for the impact of the President’s words and deeds The post Barack Obama’s broken legacy appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trudeau™ cabinet shuffle: who’s up, who’s down? Vote now, vote often! Highly-scientific poll™!

All of Southern Ontario is preoccupied with a big honkin’ snowstorm, so I wager not too many Real Folks™ in the Vote-Rich™ Centre of the Universe™ care.  But there’s a cabinet shuffle up Ottawa, this morn, and there’s lots of (looks like informed) speculation to be seen. My only reaction: I’ve been a Stephane Dion […]

Justin Trudeau’s false Davos dichotomy

After a fracas over his vacation, Justin Trudeau says he will not be going to the World Economic Forum in Davos. But that's doing Canada a disservice. The post Justin Trudeau’s false Davos dichotomy appeared first on Macleans.ca.

This week’s column: war rooming the Unpresident

The diplomat didn’t hesitate.   “Set up a war room, now,” he said, tapping the table for emphasis. “It’s useless writing memos trying to guess what this guy will do next. You have to see what he does, and then respond, quickly. That’s what Trudeau needs to do.”   It was a few days before […]

Turkish parliament debates more power for President Erdogan

Changes could give president sweeping executive powers The post Turkish parliament debates more power for President Erdogan appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Charlie Angus comes in from the cold

Charlie Angus might be NDP leader. He's also been a punk rocker, homeless advocate and Aboriginal rights activist. The post Charlie Angus comes in from the cold appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Cabinet shuffle: open thread

Here’s what Canadian Press says: OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to give his year-old cabinet a facelift on Tuesday. Sources tell The Canadian Press that the shuffle will involve at least six people. Those expected to be moved include International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, who is considered likely to replace Stephane Dion […]

Justin Trudeau plans cabinet shuffle

At least six people will be moved around, say sources The post Justin Trudeau plans cabinet shuffle appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Why Nick Kouvalis’s politics don’t deserve a platform

Media fascination with the dark arts and 'evil political masterminds' isn’t new, writes Bruce Anderson. But it's a problem. The post Why Nick Kouvalis’s politics don’t deserve a platform appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Toronto-Danforth Liberals are very, very unhappy

Perhaps someone else would’ve been better, eh? From Abbas in today’s Hill Times: Several members of the federal Toronto-Danforth Liberal riding association executive are threatening to resign or won’t seek another term because of how they’re being treated by rookie Grit MP Julie Dabrusin’s office staff, Liberal sources told The Hill Times. “The president of the […]

Meryl Streep and Donald Trump trade barbs after Golden Globes

Trump calls Streep 'one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood' The post Meryl Streep and Donald Trump trade barbs after Golden Globes appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Canadain values 

Every Canadian Prime Minister should know how to spell "Canadian." Also, they should not be a bigot. pic.twitter.com/z4n4YXsncj — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) January 8, 2017

Eating up the Hill: Soup and a sandwich from The Soup Guy

I've been talking a lot about soup on this blog and so, at the urging of a regular reader, I ventured off campus to the food court at World Exchange Plaza to sample the wares of The Soup Guy.I don't venture too often over to the World Exchange Plaza about four blocks from my office -- there are closer food courts if that's what I'm looking for. Show More Summary

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