Every Wednesday, political insiders Evan Solomon and John Geddes unpack Parliament Hill and beyond in Maclean’s weekly Facebook Live interactive show Crosstalk, beaming our deep-dive discussions of politics, policy and current affairs to your device, no matter where you are. It’s our smart must-watch morning briefing on the week’s biggest topics—and you can join the fray with comments and questions of your own, live!
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Here’s what’s on the agenda this week:
Donald Trump smacks down Canadian dairy. The U.S. president chose America’s Dairyland—that is, Wisconsin—to target Canadian producers who he said benefit from “unfair” rules. The veiled threat was the latest salvo in a simmering cross-border debate about how Canada, the U.S. and Mexico can renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement that Trump spent much of his campaign maligning. So what’s next for continental trade? And what if Canada said no to renegotiation?
Liberals move to legalize pot. After the Liberals tabled a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana last week, questions popped up. How will the provinces get in line with the law? Can a possible crackdown on impaired driving survive a court challenge? Why is there so little data on the relationship between race and drug-related arrests? And will Canadian pot smokers really move away from the black market?
The clock ticks on Tory leadership. In a little more than a month, federal Conservatives will have a new leader. Will they elect a candidate who can beat Justin Trudeau in 2019? Chatelaine took the temperature of Tory youth in advance of the convention to come on May 27. But which of their preferred hopefuls will rise to the top?
Bring your questions on all these topics or beyond, and Evan and John will be discussing and debating these and all items in the Facebook post’s comments during the show. So join in the conversation, and remember to subscribe to our Facebook page and tune in every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. ET!