Stephen Maher

Stephen Maher

Stephen Maher is a Nova Scotian journalist. His most recent book is a crime novel called Social Misconduct.
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Society

How We Got to 41 Million

For decades, Canada has been a model of inclusive immigration. But over the last few years, the Liberals have admitted too many people, too fast. Why did no one see it coming?
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Longforms

An Act of Evil

The Afzaal family were taking an evening walk in London, Ontario, when a truck struck and killed them. This is the untold story of Nathaniel Veltman, the small-town factory worker accused of their murders.
Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland participates in a media availability to discuss Canadian sanctions on Russia, in Ottawa, March 1, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)
Politics

Freeland takes aim at Poilievre

Freeland denounces "economically illiterate" critiques; TSX and loonie have a tough day; Toronto and Vancouver to host FIFA World Cup, and more
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Politics

Michelle Rempel Garner eyes Alberta premiership

The CPC MP made the announcement Wednesday night; B.C. takes on money laundering battle following Cullen Commission; Poilievre’s campaign files complaint
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Politics

Poilievre under fire for misleading email

Polievre’s supposedly inflated numbers; Tech companies not thrilled about Bill-96; the most—and least—popular premiers in Canada, and more
MISSISSAUGA, Nov. 29, 2021  International travelers wearing face masks walk with their luggage carts to a COVID-19 testing site after arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, on Nov. 28, 2021. Two people in the Canadian capital city of Ottawa have tested positive for the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19, according to the Ontario provincial government on Sunday. (Credit Image: © Zou Zheng/Xinhua via ZUMA Press)
Politics

COVID-19 vaccine mandates for travel to be lifted

Tracing app reportedly also coming to an end; Canada-Denmark border dispute settled ; Trudeau tests positive; Canadians are feeling the debt crunch
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Politics

Chief electoral officer wants misinfo law

Politics Insider for June 8: Two CPC MPs switch support in leadership race; some are convinced that Poilievre has the win in the bag; a deep dive on Anita Anand
Candidates Patrick Brown, left, Leslyn Lewis, Scott Aitchison, Pierre Poilievre, Jean Charest and Roman Baber, pose for photos after the French-language Conservative Leadership debate Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in Laval, Que.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Politics

Public lukewarm on Liberal-NDP accord

Politics Insider for June 7: CPC candidates claim to sell hundreds of thousands of memberships; charges dropped against Calgary MP
Ford leaves a news conference in Toronto, on Friday, June 3, 2022, after winning the provincial election. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)
Politics

Four more years of Progressive Conservatives in Ontario

Politics Insider for June 3: Doug Ford dominates the Ontario election; Horwath and Del Duca resign; Bill Morneau and Justin Trudeau clash
Federal Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett speaks during a news conference after British Columbia was granted an exemption to decriminalize possession of some illegal drugs for personal use, in Vancouver, on May 31, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
Politics

Hard drugs to be decriminalized in British Columbia

Politics Insider for June 1: COVID-19 border restrictions to remain in place for another month; mandatory vaccine requirements drop off at Canada’s banks; criticism rains on Francois Legault