How will his new political entity raise the funds necessary to establish itself and then to keep it going? Raising money is the most difficult job in all of politics.
Maclean's columnist Scott Gilmore has created some waves with his efforts to rework the Conservative Party, or create a new right-of-centre party. However, Gerry Nicholls writes that there's a lot more to politics than finding people who agree with you. Photograph courtesy of Scott Gilmore
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Alexa McDonough, who died on Jan. 15 at the age of 77, was the second woman to lead the federal NDP from 1995 through 2006; a time, her former colleagues recall, in which women in politics faced much sexism.
Canada welcomed more than 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 341,000 permanent residents in 2019, and was able to admit more than 184,500 over the course of 2020 despite the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Not having an ambassador to the Holy See sends a symbolic message, say former Canadian diplomats, but it may not make a practical difference compared to having the post represented by a chargé d'affaires.
Proposed changes to the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct include a mandatory one-year cooling-off period for lobbyists following political activities such as door-to-door canvassing during an election campaign.