Each week, the Maclean’s politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out the week’s news in Ottawa. Expect incisive analysis and commentary, as well as interviews with the biggest newsmakers of the last seven days. This week, we discuss the dramatic turn of events in Toronto’s mayoral race and the return of Parliament, John Geddes talks to Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird about the crises in Iraq and Ukraine, Aaron Wherry speaks with Brent Rathgeber about the MP’s new book and Paul Wells and Chantal Hebert recall the 1995 Quebec referendum.
ON THE HOUSE
Brent Rathgeber critiques the madness
Why Canadians should tune in
ON A REFERENDUM
Chantal Hébert considers a ‘Yes’ vote in 1995
ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
What is Canada’s role in Iraq and Ukraine?
A key Quebec adviser quits on Trudeau
ON UNITED NATIONS
Barbara Amiel on the UN’s unbalanced inquiries