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Justin Trudeau's UN motto: don't make trouble, wear silly socks

By Friday night, for example, a Google search for Justin Trudeau and Chewbacca returned 166,000 hits, on account of Trudeau's choice in hosiery for his...

Stephen Harper resurfaces: Ottawa Power Rankings

The former prime minister surfaced this week from an obscurity one senses he's enjoying greatly in a story about how he remains popular enough with...

What the Republicans can learn from Stephen Harper

Conservative Leader and Prime Minister designate Stephen Harper and his family, wife Laureen Teskey, right, kids Ben, left and Rachel, wave goodbye as they board...

Will Elizabeth May walk?

Macleans.caAfter a divisive convention, the Green Party leader may be headed in the direction of another political party.and more »...

Watch: Justin Trudeau takes part in Montreal pride parade

MONTREAL — Taking part in his third pride parade as prime minister on Sunday, Justin Trudeau said the world looks to Canada for leadership in...

For the record: What Elizabeth May said on Saturday in Ottawa

Green Party members were up against a raucous wedding party Saturday night. The hooting and hollering during Elizabeth May's keynote address at the Green Party's...

A year after federal election call, Canada bucks a global trend

Prime Minister Stephen Harper holds a press conference after visiting Governor General David Johnston to dissolve parliament and trigger an election, in Ottawa in an...

Justin Trudeau urges artists to approach O Canada with care

OTTAWA — Whether it's an off-the-wall rendition or changing the lyrics, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for people seeking to change the national...

Maclean's on the Hill: Tom Mulcair on the attack on Nice

A Tunisian-born man allegedly drove a truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, before being shot and killed by police. To...

Justin Trudeau: 'Today's attack is appalling and cowardly'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the bombing that killed 14 Nepalese security guards en route to the Canadian Embassy in Afghanistan as “appalling and...

How Justin Trudeau is changing the rules of politics

When Justin Trudeau admitted that his government was screwing up the electoral reform file, my first thought was of Steph Curry, the once underrated player...

Video: What will Stephen Harper's legacy be?

As former prime minister Stephen Harper exits public life, Conservatives consider how he affected the country, the party, and its members. shares. Twitter · Facebook...

Five takeaways from Justin Trudeau's speech

1. Recalling the 2015 campaign is still the best way to get Liberals cheering. Trudeau cast back to his visit to Winnipeg a few days...

Obama cracks wise about Justin Trudeau

President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin shake hands following the conclusion of their joint news conference, Thursday, March 10, 2016, in the Rose...

An acquittal for Duffy, an obliteration for Stephen Harper's PMO

His ruling attacked the maneuverings undertaken by staffers in Stephen Harper's prime minister's office as they sought to limit the fallout surrounding Duffy in 2013,...

Stephen Harper's last heroes take aim at provincial power

He'd really rather not discuss what he's learned, good or bad, from serving under Stephen Harper's leadership. “It's not a question of any disrespect whatsoever,...

The lessons for Justin Trudeau in his father's first budget

R: Pierre Trudeau waves to the crowd of supporters after winning the Liberal Leadership, April 6, 1968. (Chuck Mitchell/CP); L: Justin Trudeau is seen on...

Off to a tense start: Justin Trudeau meets the premiers

Their meetings hadn't even officially started yet, and the mood among Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the provincial premiers—as they were assembling in Vancouver today...

Elizabeth May takes the 60-second challenge

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May played along. The last book she read? Only one letter separates the author's name from the Green leader's. Maclean's and...

Trudeau's ISIS policy gets an assist from Obama—and Harper

To say Justin Trudeau dodged a bullet when the Obama administration said nice things about his new ISIS/Syria/Iraq policy is to understate things. The Prime...

Watch the replay: Justin Trudeau at Davos

Oh man……Trudeau just finished speaking at DAVOS. yesterday, I made a snarky post predicting that Trudeau would be an embarrasment, speak in platitudes, and talk...

For the record: Rona Ambrose's letter to Justin Trudeau

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is on a cross-country tour this week ahead of the return of the House on Monday. She speaks a bit...

The case for keeping Tom Mulcair

The NDP does not, today, have an obvious leader-in-waiting who could replace Mulcair. The party's largest provincial caucus is still in Quebec: which successor from...

Who is Justin Trudeau meeting with?

Filings from October through December give an indication of which interests Justin Trudeau and his top advisors considered during his first months as prime minister.

Stephen Poloz explains what Justin Trudeau is up against

Justin Trudeau's platform promised a doubling of federal infrastructure spending to $10 billion from $5 billion in each of the next two fiscal years. (Asked...

Thomas Mulcair: How he's ready to spar in 2016

The cruel truth for Tom Mulcair is that his NDP started the election campaign of 2015 leading in many polls and ended up, when the...

Justin Trudeau's socks appeal

Justin Trudeau looks like a “Disney prince,” the men's fashion magazine wrote, with one of the takeaways from the Maclean's town hall last week being...

Justin Trudeau takes on Donald Trump

Having acknowledged the importance of keeping his oar out of foreign election campaigns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled with that word he was dropping the...

Listen: Vogue photographer Norman Jean Roy on Justin Trudeau

The Vogue portrait and profile of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, certainly caused a mini-commotion on Canadian social media. The profile...

The Maclean's Town Hall with Justin Trudeau

“The last time Justin Trudeau visited Maclean's, five months ago, his party was in third place in the polls and I asked all the questions,”...

Way up in Justin Trudeau's Zeppelin

It will reveal Justin Trudeau to be something no one ever expected: the radical reformer Stephen Harper set out to be. Niqabs and barbarous acts...

How Stephen Harper's open federalism changed Canada for the better

There are few areas in which the Right Honourable Stephen Harper reshaped Canada more significantly than federalism. Federalism has been at the heart of his...

The tactile politics of Justin Trudeau

“Prime Minister David Cameron was greeted by his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau with a patronising handshake outside 10 Downing Street today,” the Mail reported. The...

Tom Mulcair vows he will stay on as leader of NDP

Despite losing his position as the leader of the Official Opposition and dropping back to third place in the past election, Thomas Mulcair vows to...

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau's shrewd style

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and the Members of Parliament who will comprise his cabinet arrive at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on...

Why Justin misses Stephen

When Harper was the prime minister of Canada and Trudeau was trying to rally the anti-Harper vote to the Liberal flag in a competitive race,...

'Mostly ups' for NDP in B.C., Thomas Mulcair says

VANCOUVER — Tom Mulcair is praising the New Democrats' performance in British Columbia during last month's federal election, despite the party's disappointing national showing. The...

It's time for Elizabeth May to go

In Ottawa, May has been far more noticeable than most MPs. She was responsible for the passage of at least one bill, and has been...

Trudeau invites premiers and Elizabeth May to UN climate summit

The prime minister designate has already invited Green Leader Elizabeth May to be part of the Canadian delegation to the United Nations summit on climate...

Inside the fight of Stephen Harper's life

As the last week of what must surely be his final election campaign began, Stephen Harper was in Etobicoke, at the west end of Toronto,...

A reality check on Stephen Harper's math: 'Ka-ching.'

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Stephen Harper played game show host Monday to demonstrate the thousands of dollars Conservatives claim would be taken from the average...

Author Joseph Boyden takes on Stephen Harper

Giller prize-winning author Joseph Boyden said Stephen Harper's comments on niqab issues are “race-baiting” and he compared Harper's policies to Nazi Germany. Speaking to Evan...

Batter up! Thomas Mulcair steps up to the plate.

The great veteran politician Mulcair is in the campaign's final innings, and there hasn't been much joy in NDP Mudville. The party trails in the...

Feschuk: The Stephen Harper fear index

Stephen Harper's leadership philosophy is clear: In troubled times, it is the duty of the Prime Minister to rally the people of Canada, bring us...

What Stephen Harper has to prove in the Munk Debate

OTTAWA — When the Conservatives accepted a proposal in May for a debate on foreign policy, they said they looked forward to the discussion because...

Thomas Mulcair: The Chatelaine Interview

But in a series of interviews, which first appeared at Chatelaine, Katrina Onstad and Rachel Giese spoke with four federal leaders—Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair, Justin...

Elizabeth May: The Chatelaine Interview

But in a series of interviews, which first appeared at Chatelaine, Katrina Onstad and Rachel Giese spoke with four federal leaders—Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair, Justin...

Perception shift: What Justin Trudeau won by losing his cool

The Justin Trudeau of ancient times—the long, long-ago days of 2013, when he won his party's leadership—was hoping he could win by being the opposite...

Stephen Harper seeks shelter from a bad week

of Stephen Harper's fifth campaign as leader of the Conservative party came to an end here, inside the Greyhound bus company's maintenance depot in an...

Why Stephen Harper doesn't want to talk about 'women's issues'

Speculation over whether Carvery's no-show was part of a larger party strategy was inevitable, given the fact Stephen Harper declined to participate in a national...