Climate Change

“Spin Cycle: Will all of the oilsands be developed?” (CBC News)

Kyle Bakx (CBC News): While production is likely to increase over the next few decades in Alberta’s oilsands, without a doubt some of the bitumen will never be developed. Commercial production of the oilsands began…


“Fragmented electorate gives edge to parties who take more extreme positions” (The Hill Times)

Greg Lyle (The Hill Times): Canadians are fragmented when it comes to issues. We asked respondents to pick their three most important issues from a list of 15 issues we found in party press releases…


“Greens extend conditional helping hand for potential minority government” (The Vancouver Sun)

Jeff Lee (The Vancouver Sun): Green party Leader Elizabeth May ruled out forming a coalition government with the Liberals or the NDP Monday, but has set four conditions for her party to provide support to…


“Social media activity measured after leaders’ debate” (The Toronto Star)

Ben Spurr (The Toronto Star): According to Twitter numbers sent out shortly after the debate, the Liberals’ Justin Trudeau, with 13,244 Twitter mentions, was the most-discussed leader during the debate while NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair was…



“Canada’s buoyant Greens say they don’t favor oil sands shutdown” (Reuters)

Editor’s note: We need to get off oil, no matter how politically unpopular that position may be. David Ljunggren (Reuters): The leader of Canada’s small Green Party (…) said on Friday she does not favor…



Notes on the Maclean’s National Leaders Debate

Opinion/Analysis: Olivier Jarvis Lavoie [11:40 PM EST on August 6, 2015] Prime Minister Stephen Harper generally held his own. Anyone at all disposed to buy what he sells probably came away satisfied with his performance,…


Maclean’s National Leaders Debate

Streamed live on Aug 6, 2015   Watch a full video replay from the Maclean’s National Leaders Debate, broadcast Thursday, August 6 from 8 to 10 pm ET. Maclean’s political editor Paul Wells moderated as…