prime minister stephen harper

Maclean’s dissects Joe Oliver’s budget speech

An expert annotation of the words and promises of the federal finance minister

Income-splitting isn’t about the rich and the rest

Middle-class benefits make it a different debate

Recalling when Harper was fed up with fighting

Back in 2007, he wanted out of Afghanistan

Meet the professors behind the swift assault on C-51

Kent Roach and Craig Forcese just happened to be on sabbatical when the PM announced his Anti-Terrorism Act

Harper’s vaccine-science plea raises a policy question

‘We have a responsibility to set an example, for God’s sake’

Bill Gates on making global development a popular movement

“Can we ignite this desire for that connection?”

Baird shouted lots, but had a subtler side, too

Behind politics and policy, the politician cultivated personal relationships that mattered

Peter Kent talks about the oil regulations that never happened

MP Peter Kent on how he lost the environment minister post, didn’t push through oil and gas emissions regulations, and why that’s fine

Chief Justice McLachlin wanted another woman on the court

‘Gender politics don’t play a role once you get beyond a certain number,’ chief justice says

Ottawa shows off bell recovered from HMS Erebus

The discovery of HMS Erebus, one of Sir John Franklin’s lost ships, is punctuated by the find of its bell, with all its symbolic value

Harper makes his family tax platform harder to tear apart

John Geddes on the politics behind the family tax platform

Harper talks up the Conservative grip on immigrant votes

“The big transformation of politics in our country”