Each week, the Maclean’s Ottawa bureau sits down to discuss the stories behind the week’s stories in our politics podcast, On The Hill.
They also gather in the OMNI studios to talk about the stories that matter. This week, John Geddes and Aaron Wherry join Cormac MacSweeney to deconstruct the impact of Auditor General Michael Ferguson’s headline-making report into Senate expenses. They also talk about the prospects, or lack thereof, for a similar accounting of House of Commons spending. Before they adjourned for the weekend, the panel assessed the effect on Quebec’s political landscape of former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe’s reemergence as party leader just months before the next federal vote.
Chris Alexander’s odd memory
Bonus: Includes real Hansard quotes
World leaders plan the end of carbon
ON PAYING BILLS
Sometimes you need to get creative
Where they stand on Senate reform
The Bloc leader’s final act begins