Can the courts legislate action on climate change?

Fifteen young Canadians from across the country have filed a lawsuit against the federal government for discrimination and for contributing to dangerous climate change. La Rose v. Her Majesty the Queen was filed on Friday, October 25, in federal court in Vancouver. On the same day, some of these youths suing the government stood beside […]

Review: Luminous Voices rises to the choral challenge

The opening program of Luminous Voices seventh season as Calgary’s professional choir was entitled Nymphs of the West. Today, we tend not to talk about nymphs very much, there being something de trop about these ancient Greek demigodesses. Nevertheless, the idea of mirthful, cavorting nymphs has inspired some beautiful (if dated) poetry in Restoration style, […]

Toews says Albertans expect ‘maximum profitability’ from ATB Financial

The Alberta government will be pressing Crown corporation ATB Financial to better manage its costs and deliver maximum profits for Albertans, though Finance Minister Travis Toews said Friday the sale or privatization of the institution is not being contemplated. Larry Wong / POSTMEDIA NETWORK The Alberta government will be pressing Crown corporation ATB Financial to […]

The purple senator –

Welcome to a sneak peek of the Maclean’s Politics Insider newsletter. Sign-up at the bottom of the page to get it delivered straight to your inbox. On second thought:  “Where did it all go so wrong?” is a question almost every federal party, save for the Bloc Quebecois, is asking themselves this week. But the Conservatives, as the biggest […]