Ken MacQueen

Ken MacQueen is Vancouver bureau chief for Maclean’s, and a reformed Ottawa Parliamentary reporter and columnist. He prefers B.C., where stories hang fat and juicy from the trees, waiting to be shared. He’s also covered the highs and lows of the royal family, and eight Olympic Games.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth smiles as she walks during her visit to Newcastle
Royalty

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926–2022

She wasn’t born to be Queen, but the accidental monarch transformed the job and inspired great loyalty across her realm
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth smiles as she walks during her visit to Newcastle
Royalty

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926–2022

She wasn’t born to be Queen, but the accidental monarch transformed the job and inspired great loyalty across her realm
Justin Trudeau
Life

Walking in the footsteps of the victims of Flight 752

The Tehran air crash victims followed a path of hope to Canada. We learn much by walking in their footsteps.
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Canada

Why unexploded bombs are an expensive—and dangerous—problem

Inside one band’s struggle to clear its land of old military ordnance
Elizabeth May
Ottawa

Party of one: Elizabeth May wins, but Greens lose to strategic voting

Despite Elizabeth May’s eternal optimism, the Greens landed on the wrong side of the strategic voting equation. Now what?
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Politics

Do B.C. votes matter most?

Why British Columbians could decide their allegiances (and the election outcome) in the final hours of voting
An anti-oil tanker sign is pictured near a demonstration against the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, British Columbia
Ottawa

A pipeline runs through it: The race heats up in Burnaby, B.C.

A clash between the economy and the environment has made Burnaby North–Seymour a fiercely contested riding
Chris Haddock. (Brendan Meadows/Haddock Entertainment/CBC )
Television

Chris Haddock is back from the Boardwalk Empire

In ’Romeo Section’ Haddock creates a Vancouver awash in espionage and honey traps
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Ottawa

Who gets to be Canadian?

A veiled Muslim? A native-born terrorist? How the campaign is distorting the true meaning of citizenship.
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Ottawa

The Greens see red in B.C.

A Green candidate steps down, and why? To put his support behind the Liberal. He’s not alone.