Each week, the Maclean’s Ottawa bureau sits down with Cormac MacSweeney to discuss the headlines of the week. This week, we look more closely at the economics and politics of the federal budget, talk to former Quebec premier Jean Charest about the passing of Senate Speaker Pierre-Claude Nolin, and hear from the sketch artist in Courtroom 33 at the trial of Mike Duffy.
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ON THE BUDGET
A 518-page campaign pamphlet
Income splitting helps the middle class
The budget’s fictional characters
A trial briefly in focus
Wells on the campaign trail
Maclean’s wants to host one