Capital Diary

Mitchel Raphael picks the winners in a House of Commons brawl

Sitting MPs include a cage fighter, a Karate sensei and a Canadian Forces nurse

Bev Oda on three mementoes from her life as MP

Canada’s longest serving CIDA minister tells Maclean’s what she saved as she cleaned out her office


NDP or Dutch?

‘Judge, referee and kindergarten teacher’


Why some MPs are swimming together

And why others are sitting in the back row of the House


On spousal privileges on the Hill

White and yellow gold pins, awarded for life, get MPs and their partners special access


Capital Diary: Week starting January 21

Mitchel Raphael on who’s bringing high heels to the mountain and prorogation cuts


Mitchel Raphael on a Rahim Jaffer joke

And why Nova Scotian Bill Casey is so popular


On why the NDP hates all the applause

And a political wife’s new hair