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“The truth about Clarity” (National Newswatch)

Robert Asselin (National Newswatch): “Some observers, namely a few political scientists sympathetic to the NDP, have wondered in the last few days why the Leader of the Liberal Party, Justin Trudeau, decided to raise the…

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“Thomas Mulcair’s Clarity problem” (Maclean’s)

Editor’s note: When explained the Clarity Act, more Quebecers support rather than oppose it, and the NDP’s position on this issue is deeply unpopular outside of Quebec. Martin Patriquin (Maclean’s): Mulcair’s otherwise strong debate was…


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…


“Staff convinced a seething Stephen Harper not to launch full-on public assault on Supreme Court: new book” (The National Post)

Mark Kennedy (The Ottawa Citizen): ‘The nadir of Stephen Harper’s prime ministership came not during the Senate expenses scandal, but in the spring of 2014, when he got himself into a very public dust-up with…