Paul Wells

Justin Trudeau speaks: Risk and opportunity

The PM riles the Baltics. But he also gets to make the rest of his case.

Live video: Paul Wells talks Election 2015

Maclean’s political editor Paul Wells visits Bishop’s University for an in-depth discussion of what transpired in election 2015

Paul Wells: What if Harper wins a minority?

If one party skates close to a majority without actually winning one, then what?

Wells: Of shields and swords and elections

Paul Wells on what a large telescope and health care have in common

Justin Trudeau’s fun with carbon pricing

Trudeau is pitching a cash transfer from the provinces to Ottawa to…pay for a cash transfer from Ottawa to the provinces. Wait, huh?

Remaking Thomas Mulcair

Paul Wells explains how the NDP leader is getting ready for his close-up

Failure or triumph for U.S. Democrats? Answer: Yes.

Barack Obama is staging a late comeback, thanks to successes in Iraq, China, Cuba and the US. He could be setting the Democrats up for a win.

Election 2015: No easy path to victory

A festival of insurmountable obstacles will greet each party leader in next year’s election

Paul Wells wins Dafoe Prize for The Longer I’m Prime Minister

Maclean’s political editor picks up another award for his acclaimed book on Stephen Harper

Photo gallery: Politics and the Pen gala

Maclean’s politics editor Paul Wells won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

‘Each of us writes the story of Canada every day’

For the record: Our columnist on winning the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize

Who will win the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize?

Nominees for political writing prize present a strong showing of literary merit and political insight