Each week, the Maclean’s Ottawa bureau sits down with Cormac MacSweeney to discuss the headlines of the week. This week, Peter MacKay departs federal politics, the Reform Act stalls after senators register their concerns, and pension reform becomes an election issue after Finance Minister Joe Oliver mused about voluntary Canada Pension Plan contributions during question period.
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ON A FAREWELL
Exit Peter MacKay, stage centre-right
ON BATTLE SCARS
MacKay wore them with pride
ON WANING PCs
The last PC leader leaves politics
ON PRIVATE LIVES
MacKay’s was lived in public
What politicians will do for power
Where MacKay fought his fights
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