Maclean’s in Conversation: A discussion with Paul Wells and an esteemed guest

A head-to-head with a politician, writer, commentator, artist or panel in an ongoing series, usually hosted by Paul Wells, senior writer

Maclean’s senior writer Paul Wells hosts an interview series, usually held at the National Arts Centre, talking to politicians, public servants, writers, commentators, artists and more. Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming events.

Coming up on March 18, 2021: Mark Carney, former Bank of England and Bank of Canada governor 

Past guests include:

Feb. 25, 2021: Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s health officer
Feb. 8, 2021: Don Iveson, mayor of Edmonton
Jan. 28, 2021: 
EJ Dionne Jr. and Maryscott “Scotty” Greenwood discuss the dawn of the Biden era
Dec. 15, 2020: 
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh
Dec. 2, 2020:
Historian Margaret MacMillan
November 2020: Erin O’Toole, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
November 2020: Annamie Paul, Leader of the Green Party of Canada
October 21, 2020: Eugene Daniels, EJ Dionne Jr., Maryscott Greenwood & Carlos Lozada
October 2020: Justin Ling on his new book about serial killer Bruce McArthur
September 2020: Federal environment minister Jonathan Wilkinson
July 2020: Dr. Catherine Hankins and Dr. David Naylor, members of the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force
June 2020: Kevin Loring, playwright, actor, director of Indigenous Theatre at the NAC
June 2020: Guest host Desmond Cole with panelists Esi Edugyan, Robyn Maynard, Syrus Marcus Ware and Ian Williams
June 2020: Carol Anderson and Kevin Young
June 2020: Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux & Information Commissioner Caroline Maynard
May 2020: Health minister Patty Hajdu
May 2020: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney
April 2019: Bank of Canada governor, Stephen Poloz
February 2019: Canadian ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton
December 2018: Former prime minister Jean Chrétien
November 2018: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley
September 2018: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
June 2018: Jane Philpott, former minister of Indigenous services.
May 2018: Jason Kenney, leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party (current Premier of Alberta)
April 2018: Katie Telford, chief of staff to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
March 2018: Conservative leader Andrew Scheer
February 2018: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.