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Maclean’s on the Hill: Tom Mulcair on the attack on Nice

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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, another terror attack in France claims at least 84 lives. A Tunisian-born man allegedly drove a truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, before being shot and killed by police. To discuss the attack and Canada’s next steps, we’re joined by NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, a dual citizen of Canada and France.

After attacks like these, we notice a troubling rise in Islamophobia—but one group may be making an effort to try and get Muslims and their communities to better engage with each other. Their plan is to raise a Canadian flag outside every mosque in the country. We speak with Jawad Rathore, who is spearheading the campaign.

You can add another name to the ballot in the federal Conservative leadership race. Longtime MP Tony Clement has officially launched his campaign to take on the top job. Clement is here to explain why he’s the best candidate for the position, and how he plans to bring new voters into the Tory fold.

Finally, next year Canada will mark its 150th birthday and the capital is planning a year-long celebration. But what will Ottawa offer to all Canadians—and will all the projects be ready for 2017? To speak more about the sesquicentennial plans, we’re joined by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

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The full episode



Part 1. Tom Mulcair on the attack on Nice

NDP leader Tom Mulcair speaks to reporters about the federal budget on Parliament Hill, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Ottawa. (Justin Tang/CP)

NDP leader Tom Mulcair speaks to reporters about the federal budget on Parliament Hill, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Ottawa. (Justin Tang/CP)

Another terror attack in France claims at least 84 lives. A Tunisian-born man allegedly drove a truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, before being shot and killed by police. To discuss the attack and Canada’s next steps, we’re joined by NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, a dual citizen of Canada and France.



Part 2. How to beat Islamophobia

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After attacks like these, we notice a troubling rise in Islamophobia—but one group may be making an effort to try and get Muslims and their communities to better engage with each other. Their plan is to raise a Canadian flag outside every mosque in the country. We speak with Jawad Rathore, who is spearheading the campaign.



Part 3. Tony Clement enters the race

Tony Clement

You can add another name to the ballot in the federal Conservative leadership race. Longtime MP Tony Clement has officially launched his campaign to take on the top job. Clement is here to explain why he’s the best candidate for the position, and how he plans to bring new voters into the Tory fold.



Part 4. Ottawa’s mayor prepares for Canada150

A Canadian flag flies in the wind at Granville Island in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday June 30, 2014. A Canadian flag was removed from a Manitoba advance polling station over the weekend because a worker felt it violated election rules. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A Canadian flag flies in the wind at Granville Island in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday June 30, 2014. A Canadian flag was removed from a Manitoba advance polling station over the weekend because a worker felt it violated election rules. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Finally, next year Canada will mark its 150th birthday and the capital is planning a year-long celebration. But what will Ottawa offer to all Canadians—and will all the projects be ready for 2017? To speak more about the sesquicentennial plans, we’re joined by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.


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Maclean’s on the Hill: Tom Mulcair on the attack on Nice

  1. I used to be a big fan of Trudeau, but he seems to be no different from any other PM that ran this country, they run it from Quebec to BC, we never even had Trudeau visit the far east of the country since elected, he came to NL. and hid away in FOGO Island, he left, and we haven’t seen him since, I guess he has to pander to Alberta this week(I would like to see his numbers drop in Atlantic Canada, maybe he might show up then). Trudeau only kowtows to the bigger provinces and shows little respect to the Atlantic provinces, only when he wants your vote. Trudeau is handing out bails of money from Quebec to BC, but saves the crumbs for the Atlantic region. Trudeau is starting to remind me of Harper, pandering. Trudeau seems to be the same pile of dung as the rest of them.

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