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Maclean’s on the Hill: Exactly how bad is the economy?

On our politics podcast this week: worsening economic news, doctor-assisted suicide, and federal-provincial health talks.


 

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Each week, the Maclean’s Ottawa bureau sits down with Cormac MacSweeney to discuss the headlines of the week. This week, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association breaks down the assisted suicide debate, and bureau chief John Geddes speaks to Raymond Louie, the head of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, about how the country’s cities would spend the Liberals’ promised $60 billion in infrastructure funding. Also on the economic front, Export Development Canada’s chief economist tells John why a strong US economy should ease the fears of Canadians rattled by even lower oil prices and the falling loonie. And federal Health Minister Jane Philpott tells Maclean’s senior writer Laura Payton why money isn’t everything when it comes to provincial services.

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THE HEADLINES


  • ON $20 OIL
    What the crash means for Canada


  • ON SUICIDE
    The Liberals get more time to legislate doctor-assisted dying

  • A transit rider walks on the subway platform at Union Station in Toronto

    ON STIMULUS
    Why a big stimulus package isn’t the fix for what ails Canada


  • ON CHALLENGES
    As the loonie dips, Bill Morneau talks up long-term growth

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