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Maclean’s on the Hill: Nathan Cullen won’t lead the NDP

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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, it’s official. The government’s assisted dying legislation will not become law before the Supreme Court deadline of June 6. The bill will head to a Senate committee, but the upper chamber has adjourned until June 7, a day after the deadline. Health Minister Jane Philpott joins the podcast to talk over the political fallout, and Cormac runs down the implications for doctors and patients with the president of the Canadian Medical Association.

It has been a big week for one MP. New Democrat Nathan Cullen first celebrated a parliamentary victory when the government gave in to his demands on the makeup of a committee set to study electoral reform. On June 3, Cullen announced he would not seek the NDP leadership—even though he was seen as a front-runner. Cullen joins the podcast to talk through a hectic week in his political life.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t the only member of his family in the spotlight. This week’s Maclean’s cover story profiles his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. We speak with Maclean’s senior writer Anne Kingston about the role of the Prime Minister’s spouse—and what Grégoire Trudeau means for politics and feminism.

For the first time ever, the pride flag was raised on Parliament Hill, recognizing Canada’s LGBTQ communities. Cormac chats about that milestone with Treasury Board President Scott Brison, Canada’s first openly gay cabinet minister.

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The full episode



Part 1. Parliament misses a court-imposed deadline

Marlene Cuthbert of Mississauga was at the Toronto rally and voiced her opinion. About 80 supporters of Dying With Dignity showed up outside of the 361 University Ave courthouse as a show of support for doctor assisted deaths - with nine other rallies across the country - coinciding with the hearing at the Supreme Court hearing on the Carter case.  Wednesday October 15, 2014. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun/Postmedia)

(Jack Boland/Toronto Sun/Postmedia)

It’s official. The government’s assisted dying legislation will not become law before the Supreme Court deadline of June 6. The bill will head to a Senate committee, but the upper chamber has adjourned until June 7, a day after the deadline. Health Minister Jane Philpott joins the podcast to talk over the political fallout, and Cormac Mac Sweeney runs down the implications for doctors and patients with the president of the Canadian Medical Association.



Part 2. Nathan Cullen declines to run for NDP leader

Nathan Cullen during the 2016 NDP Federal Convention in Edmonton Alberta, April 8, 2016. (Jenna Marie Wakani/NDP)

Nathan Cullen during the 2016 NDP Federal Convention in Edmonton Alberta, April 8, 2016. (Jenna Marie Wakani/NDP)

It has been a big week for one MP. New Democrat Nathan Cullen first celebrated a parliamentary victory when the government gave in to his demands on the makeup of a committee set to study electoral reform. On June 3, Cullen announced he would not seek the NDP leadership—even though he was seen as a front-runner. Cullen joins the podcast to talk through a hectic week in his political life.



Part 3. What Sophie Grégoire Trudeau means for politics and feminism

Justin and Sophie take a walk in Japan. (YouTube)

Justin and Sophie take a walk in Japan. (YouTube)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t the only member of his family in the spotlight. This week’s Maclean’s cover story profiles his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. We speak with Maclean’s senior writer Anne Kingston about the role of the Prime Minister’s spouse—and what Grégoire Trudeau means for politics and feminism.



Part 4. A rainbow soars over Parliament Hill

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For the first time ever, the pride flag was raised on Parliament Hill, recognizing Canada’s LGBTQ communities. Cormac chats about that milestone with Treasury Board President Scott Brison, Canada’s first openly gay cabinet minister.


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Maclean’s on the Hill: Nathan Cullen won’t lead the NDP

  1. Serious question: The Press Gallery evening seems to be one of the most ‘fun’ evenings of the year. Yet, every year, there is no video (Perhaps, a couple of tiny snippets). Is there a ‘legal’ reason for this missing video?

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