David Frum in conversation with Paul Wells: Maclean’s Live

The political commentator sat down for a candid chat with Paul Wells and discussed Trump impeachment hearings and the state of politics in Canada now. Watch the full replay here.
David Frum for Maclean’s. (Photograph by Erik Putz)

David Frum, political commentator and staff writer at The Atlantic, sat down for a live interview with Maclean’s senior writer Paul Wells at the recently renovated National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Nov. 14. It was streamed live on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and This is the first conversation of the third season of Maclean’s Live, presented by the Canadian Bankers Association in partnership with the NAC and CPAC. Watch the replay above. Sign up for our daily politics newsletter, a morning must-read in the nation’s capital.

This is the sixth Maclean’s Live event of 2019, and the 14th conversation Wells has conducted with leading Canadian political figures. Last month, he sat down with international president of Médecins Sans Frontières Joanne Liu. In April, he sat down with Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz. In March, he sat down with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed. In February, he sat down with Canadian ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton. Last December, he sat down with former prime minister Jean Chrétien. Last November, he sat down with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. In October, he chatted with renowned Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky. In September, he sat down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In June, he sat down with Jane Philpott, minister of Indigenous services. In May, he sat down with Jason Kenney, leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party. In April, he sat down with Katie Telford, chief of staff to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In March, he sat down with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer. And in February, he sat down with NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.