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      Donald Trump’s presidency: A shocking list of things he’s done
      Oct06

      Donald Trump’s presidency: A shocking list of things he’s done

      Departing from the behaviour of every previous president, during his first term the current president of the United States: Greeted predecessor at White House; left wife in car. Made up to wife by allowing wife to add references to jewellery line to official White House first lady bio. Did not convince wife to move into White House; eventually...

      Black hockey players on loving a sport that doesn’t love them back
      Sep09

      Black hockey players on loving a sport that doesn’t love them back

      On Aug. 1, Dumba, a Filipino-Canadian player, became the first NHLer to take a knee, with support from Subban (left) and Nurse (Dave Sandford/NHLI/Getty Images) Every year, the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) conducts a report card for racial and gender diversity hiring (both on the playing field and in the league and team...

      The Trudeau government’s foreign policy is perfect—for the 1990s
      Aug10

      The Trudeau government’s foreign policy is perfect—for the 1990s

      Such a happy moment. It was Nov. 6, 2015. The just-elected Justin Trudeau and his cerebral just-appointed foreign affairs minister, Stéphane Dion, were mobbed by applauding officials at the imposing edifice affectionately known as Fort Pearson, the Global Affairs headquarters on Sussex Drive in Ottawa. It was quite the hullabaloo. They were all...

      A military man breaches the gates at Rideau Hall
      Jul03

      A military man breaches the gates at Rideau Hall

      Welcome to a sneak peek of the Maclean’s Politics Insider newsletter. Sign up to get it delivered straight to your inbox. Ottawa’s New Edinburgh neighbourhood is firmly rooted in the century before last. It’s the kind of place where every street sign doubles as a plaque with a history lesson. Its founder, Thomas McKay, left his...

      Vladimir Putin: Russia’s weak strongman
      Jul03

      Vladimir Putin: Russia’s weak strongman

      Vladimir Putin inspires many thoughts (“He is an evil man,” thinks John McCain in his memoirs; “Will he become my new best friend?” thinks Trump in a tweet), but none so common as two competing ideas of the Russian president’s power, each ruminated upon by his adversaries but each seeming to oppose the other: “Putin is weak,” think some;...

      ‘You have warmed our hearts’
      Mar27

      ‘You have warmed our hearts’

      Last month, our print cover paid tribute to the victims of the Flight 752 disaster in Iran, in which the military shot down a Ukraine International Airlines jetliner carrying 57 Canadian citizens and 29 permanent residents. Your March issue is a beautiful gesture that means so much to all of us who are of Iranian heritage and living in Canada, or...

      Trudeau’s daily coronavirus update: ‘If you want things to get back to normal, do your part’ (Full Transcript)
      Mar24

      Trudeau’s daily coronavirus update: ‘If you want things to get back to normal, do your part’ (Full Transcript)

      The following is a transcript of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s March 24, 2020, briefing on the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. Trudeau conducts a daily update for reporters in front of his home in Ottawa, where he is in 14-day isolation after his wife tested positive for COVID-19. My apologies for being a little delayed this...

      Trudeau says Canada-U.S. border to close at midnight: Full Transcript
      Mar20

      Trudeau says Canada-U.S. border to close at midnight: Full Transcript

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered his daily briefing from Rideau College on the coronavirus outbreak. The following is the transcript of his remarks, in English, for March 20, 2020. We’re in discussion with Canadian airlines to help Canadians stranded abroad come home. We will have more details to share but the first flight will be...

      The easiest event to cancel: Trudeau and the premiers
      Mar13

      The easiest event to cancel: Trudeau and the premiers

      This week’s question is: How do governments govern in a world where the monkeys are rioting in Thailand and the Iranian burial pits are visible from space? To some extent you don’t. I’m writing this on Thursday, I feel I should emphasize, because so far Thursday is already eight times as weird as Monday was, and I have a hard...

      As if on cue, Republicans resume their Biden investigations
      Mar06

      As if on cue, Republicans resume their Biden investigations

      Welcome to a sneak peek of the Maclean’s Politics Insider: America 2020 newsletter. Sign up to get it delivered straight to your inbox. Warren is out: Just as this newsletter was about to send, news started breaking that Elizabeth Warren had decided to pull out of the race for the U.S. presidency. News is breaking at CNN as well as the New...