Each week, the Maclean’s politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out the week’s news in Ottawa. This week, the bureau discusses the Veterans Affairs controversy, the government’s commitment to Syrian refugees, the NDP’s proposal for proportional representation, Stephen Harper’s understanding of the Senate and how Justin Trudeau is proposing to resolve the allegations of misconduct against two Liberal MPs.
The PM makes good politics, bad policy
The veterans affairs minister endures
Chiefs show Canada their salaries
Why the oil patch pays off for chiefs
ON THE SENATE
Why do we have the red chamber?
Parliament debates the status quo