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Weekly Recap

A convenient archive of everything that happened this week, and every past week, in Canadian politics and news.

Top 10 Picks For Post-Mulcair NDP Leadership

Today, in a move that shocked many, the New Democrats voted to a formal leadership review of Thomas Mulcair. With a staggering 52% voting in favour, Mulcair was well below the 70-80% threshold of support he was...

How To Move To Canada: A Guide For Americans

Hey there, neighbour neighbor! We heard you may or may not be having some doubts about your upcoming presidential election following Super Tuesday. While it's been a time-honored tradition for Americans to decl...

Trudeau Sketch Sells Way Above Asking Price

Justin Trudeau may be off the market, but that doesn't mean his art is too. On the contrary, our piping hot PM's watercolour sketch of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights recently hit the auction block and sol...

Surprise! Nathan Cullen Supports Electoral Reform

How much reform is too much reform? If we use the presence of the word reform as an indicator, Nathan Cullen's electoral reform committee reform proposal suggests that more is better. But is electoral reform re...

Death by Pension Plan: The Auditor General’s Report

On Groundhog Day, the Auditor General emerged from his hole to reveal the mystical secrets of just what the government has been screwing up recently. In seven reports, Auditor General Michael Ferguson raised is...

Cabinet Comparison: Trudeau 2015 vs Harper 2011

Much has been made about Justin Trudeau’s campaign promise to have a Cabinet with gender parity. The promise evoked considerable fears that selecting more women meant selecting less talent. The argument, when l...

Democratic Party is Coming to Canada (Maybe)

Ah, so our 42nd Election has come and gone and Canada is back once more to the two party system with a landslide Liberal majority elected on October 19th and the Official Opposition made up of the 99 member Con...