Essential listening: Maclean’s on the Hill

This week: Danielle Smith, Don Drummond and Emmett Macfarlane

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Each week, the Maclean’s politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out the week’s news in Ottawa. Expect incisive analysis and commentary, as well as interviews with the biggest newsmakers of the last seven days. This week, Cormac talks to Wild Rose leader Danielle Smith about the resignation of Alison Redford, John Geddes talks to former TD Bank economist Don Drummond about the resignation of Jim Flaherty, Aaron Wherry and professor Emmett Macfarlane review the Supreme Court’s decision on Marc Nadon and John and Paul Wells sit down to make sense of it all.

Bonus: John Geddes interviews Stephen Saideman, an international affairs professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, and co-author of an important new book, NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone (Princeton University Press). Listen to their conversation below.

THE HEADLINES


ON NADON
The justice who wasn’t


ON A COURT FIGHT

Harper loses again


ON REDFORD

Alberta’s newest ex-premier


ON POLITICS

Nenshi on Redford’s demise


ON FLAHERTY

Tory stalwart steps down


ON OLIVER

Harper’s new #2

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