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Interview: Justin Trudeau on elections, terrorism, taxes

A wide-ranging conversation with the Liberal leader on the issues of the day The post Interview: Justin Trudeau on elections, terrorism, taxes appeared first on Macleans.ca.

WWCD

Here, amusingly (amusing because I have to use Google to find an example from one of my own books), is the etymology of the What Would Chretien Do? thing: Others have written about the high regard in which the Harper Conservatives hold my former boss, here and here and here. But, as with most things […]

Duffy’s trial adjourns until August. Next up: Nigel Wright

Be patient. Stephen Harper's ex-chief of staff will testify on Aug. 11 The post Duffy’s trial adjourns until August. Next up: Nigel Wright appeared first on Macleans.ca.

CTF: Nenshi’s apology after questioning group’s “credibility” not good enough

Paige MacPherson of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is in the news because she’s battling my old debating partner, Calgary’s Mayor Nenshi, who is advocating for a city charter. This would empower him to impose city-wide taxes. MacPherson’s group challenged Nenshi to put the idea to a referendum. His answer was “shocking,” says Levant. In print, […]

QP Live: Ottawa readies itself for an election campaign

Watch our question period livestream. Do it for old time's sake. The post QP Live: Ottawa readies itself for an election campaign appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The House votes for (some vague notion of) freedom!

MPs vote to endorse their own freedom, or at least some undefined and non-binding notion of freedom The post The House votes for (some vague notion of) freedom! appeared first on Macleans.ca.

“It’s not just about Michael Chan”: Expert talks about Canadian officials with connections to China (including John Baird)

As I reported here earlier, Ontario cabinet minister Michael Chan is being investigated for possibly being “under the influence” of the Chinese government. I talked about the case with Dr. Charles Burton, an expert on China and a former diplomat. Burton looks at the available evidence and raises concerns about Chan’s past activities. For instance: Why […]

White Man in Hammersmith Palais

My favourite single of all time was released in this week in 1978.  It was perfect because it introduced a whole generation of white punk kids  - like 17-year-old me, in faraway suburban Calgary, Alberta – to a whole generation of reggae and dub artists. And, on this sad and terrible day, it reminds us […]

Interview: Trudeau defends his Anti-Terrorism Act stance

The Liberal leader says he's surprised anyone would 'make it seem like the Liberal party doesn’t care about the Charter' The post Interview: Trudeau defends his Anti-Terrorism Act stance appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Wreckless Eric: bubblegum with dementia!

Have loved this guy since I was a teen. Finally got to see him. Our Twitter exchange, which I shall treasure to the end of time: And, my (truncated) video of him playing his best-known tune, ‘Whole Wide World,’ which will be song number two played at the wedding reception thing:

Senate ethics officer to explore allegations against Don Meredith

Controversial senator booted from Conservative caucus Wednesday night after allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl The post Senate ethics officer to explore allegations against Don Meredith appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Yet another Harper appointee accused of wrongdoing...

Disgraced senator Don Meredith.......and the guy who appointed him Don Meredith, the holier-than-thou religious dude who won such admiration from Harper for his work with youth that he not only appointed him as a Conservative candidate...Show More Summary

Can a party for women, and by women, make it in Britain?

How a ‘crazy idea’ to grease the wheels of social progress has launched the Women's Equality Party and a rising political star The post Can a party for women, and by women, make it in Britain? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

They may be dynastic. But let’s not dismiss Clinton or Bush.

The Maclean's Editorial: Despite the popular ennui, we must not dismiss the strong candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush The post They may be dynastic. But let’s not dismiss Clinton or Bush. appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Ugly spat over cost of business travel within top ranks of CRTC

The latest on the rift between CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais and Ontario regional commissioner Raj Shoan The post Ugly spat over cost of business travel within top ranks of CRTC appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Tom Mulcair sows confusion over NDP’s promised corporate tax hike

NDP leader said he takes 'responsibility for lack of clarity' The post Tom Mulcair sows confusion over NDP’s promised corporate tax hike appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Conservative senator Don Meredith expelled from caucus

Media report alleges he was having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl The post Conservative senator Don Meredith expelled from caucus appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The spectre of Nigel Wright finally swoops into Courtroom 33

On Day 35 of the trial, a forensic auditor finally tackles Nigel Wright's $90,000—the money that makes this case a national concern The post The spectre of Nigel Wright finally swoops into Courtroom 33 appeared first on Macleans.ca.

What the Michael Chan investigation reveals about the Liberals’ “moral blindness”

Michael Chan, one of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet ministers, is under investigation by CSIS, who suspect he is being influenced by the communist government of the People’s Republic of China. I don’t want to accuse an immigrant like Chan of disloyalty without evidence. But what evidence we do have seems to suggest real cause for […]

Here are the 9 most un-Albertan things in the NDP throne speech

I wasn’t impressed with the Alberta NDP government’s first throne speech. For one thing, they have a lot of nerve calling themselves “entrepreneurial” in the very first line. The speech also talked about “freedom” — but got the concept totally wrong. That was just the corny opening boilerplate, though. When the speech got down to […]

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