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Maclean’s on the Hill: Canadian politics mourns Jim Prentice

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Each week, the Maclean’s Ottawa bureau sits down with Cormac Mac Sweeney to discuss the headlines of the week. This week, a big loss in Canadian politics. Former Alberta premier and federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice was killed in a plane crash near Kelowna, B.C. We look back at Prentice’s career and hear from some of his close political friends and colleagues.

We’re almost at the one-year mark of the Trudeau government, and Maclean’s has produced a special report looking back at what the government has achieved in its first twelve months—and take a look at the bumpy road ahead.

Finally, we’ll hear from Maclean’s Ottawa bureau chief John Geddes who gives us his take on the first year; Immigration Minister John McCallum discusses a change in the government’s political outlook; and we finish with the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, who tells us the government has a lot of work left to do on the Indigenous file.

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Part 1. Jim Prentice has died

Outgoing Premier Jim Prentice waves after his speech at the Alberta PC Dinner in Calgary, Alberta on Thurs. May 14, 2015. (Larry MacDougal/CP)

Outgoing Premier Jim Prentice waves after his speech at the Alberta PC Dinner in Calgary, Alberta on Thurs. May 14, 2015. (Larry MacDougal/CP)

Former Alberta premier and federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice was killed in a plane crash near Kelowna, B.C. We look back at Prentice’s career and hear from some of his close political friends and colleagues.



Part 3. Looking back at the first Liberal year

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Toronto on Monday, August 17, 2015. (Darren Calabrese/CP)

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Toronto on Monday, August 17, 2015. (Darren Calabrese/CP)

We hear from Maclean’s Ottawa bureau chief John Geddes who gives us his take on the government’s first year in power, and Immigration Minister John McCallum discusses a change in the government’s political outlook.



Part 4. Perry Bellegarde on Indigenous priorities

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde speaks at a news conference in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 following the National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde speaks at a news conference in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 following the National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

We hear from the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Perry Bellegarde, who tells us the government has a lot of work left to do on the Indigenous file.


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Maclean’s on the Hill: Canadian politics mourns Jim Prentice

  1. double tragedy…one the loss of a quite brilliant four men, and second, the carbon footprint on a whim of flying to another province for a golf game.
    …start connecting the dots people..!

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