National Newswatch

Who won the leaders debate? Everyone, and no one

Sep 14 2021 — Marie-Danielle Smith — The polling consensus is a shrug emoji. The running assumption, as neck-and-neck frontrunners lay out their final arguments, is still that this election could go any which way. Another piece of collective wisdom, with six days left in the campaign, is that last week’s debates must’ve had a favourable impact on the Liberal Party effort. […]

Maclean’s on the Hill: Terror arrests, confusion after a shooting

May 23 2015 — Staff — This week, Cormac speaks with Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney about Canada’s most recent terror-related arrests. Insp. Mark Ford of the Ottawa Police Service comments on an internal report into confusion in the wake of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s rampage through downtown Ottawa last year. Vancouver Lawyer Aniz Alani explains his court challenge to compel Prime Minister […]

Maclean’s on the Hill: The first anniversary edition

Jan 31 2015 — Staff — This week, we celebrated the first anniversary of the podcast with a live taping at the University of Ottawa. (Rough cut and photos: here.) We spoke with Conservative minister Pierre Poilievre, NDP MP Jean Crowder, Liberal MP Irwin Cotler and Equal Voice’s Nancy Peckford about what to expect from this year’s election. Then Paul Wells […]

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