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This is what a Vancouver pot festival looks like in 2018

Photographer Jen Osborne captures the colourful characters at Canada’s premier cannabis event<p>Photographer Jen Osborne witnessed the colourful Lift …

Cannabis

Toronto's unaffordable. Why can't Halifax or Saskatoon take advantage?

Jennifer Keesmaat: Mid-sized cities hold the key to economic growth and quality of life in Canada, and they’ve taken too long to realize it<p><i>Jennifer</i> …

Cities

Great Canadian Photo Contest: December's finalists

See December’s finalists from Maclean’s photography contest!<p>At 150, Canada merits the best possible photo album, and <i>Maclean’s</i> wants to capture the …

Lake Erie

Trump's presidency is the death rattle of a racist world view

Stephen Maher: The U.S. president’s policies are not only hurting his own supporters, but failing to stop a path that still bends toward justice<p>The …

Donald Trump

On North Korea, it's basically bad-cop, bad-cop

Paul Wells: The Vancouver conference on peace in the Korean peninsula was no meeting of Polyannas looking for any excuse to make nice with our North …

North Korea

'Terrible consequences:' Jane Philpott on Indigenous children in foster care

Overrepresentation of First Nations kids in the system is ‘not that different’ from the legacy of residential schools, says the Indigenous services …

Canada

The End: Burton Jay Tacan, 1978-2017

He proved everyone who doubted him wrong, overcoming a brutal attack in his 20s. His positivity earned him the nickname ‘Mr. Awesome’.<p>Burton Jay …

South Dakota

Can you beat these hockey legends at our Hockey Day in Canada quiz?

Our annual #HockeyDay Quiz is back again! See how you do in our all-hockey trivia test, and compare your score to those of two hockey icons<p>In honour …

Ice Hockey

'I was there, for them:' Ron MacLean on how refereeing taught him a greater purpose

For 23 years, Canada’s pre-eminent hockey broadcaster donned the stripes and took all the heat the fans could give him. It was, in the truest sense, …

Ernest Hemingway

Will Self on the literary novel's demise, and why Naomi Klein won't fix the world

The one-time enfant terrible of British literature talks about information overload and how emotion rules the political sphere<p>Once, Will Self was …

Books

Letterman, Obama and the important fights we should be having now

Scott Gilmore looks at David Letterman’s do-over moment and asks: Will I eventually realize there were important fights I should have joined, but …

David Letterman

My personal Bitcoin nightmare

An accidental investor battles to cash out his one and only Bitcoin<p>John is an old high school friend I mostly see at weddings, so I wasn’t expecting …

Bitcoin

Memo to Donald Trump: Canadian immigrants from 'shithole' countries are thriving

Immigrants from countries the president doesn’t like are much higher skilled, on average, than Canadians who have been here for generations<p><i>Arvind</i> …

Immigration

The case for using military force against North Korea

Opinion: There is a brief window of perhaps one year in which allies have “good” military options to permanently eliminate North Korea’s nuclear …

North Korea

Trump's economy looks just like Obama's, except for one important thing

As Trump marks his first year in office, he’s made America’s economy the same again—the same as Obama’s, that is.<p>The revelation that no passengers …

Donald Trump

Marijuana addiction is real, and teenage users are most at risk

In the rush to legalize marijuana in Canada, medical experts are warning about weed’s alarming side, particularly for younger users<p>Sean Savoie first …

Cannabis

Why it is so perilous to mess with the price of bread

What was Loblaws thinking? Bread is no mere food product. It’s a part of human history, religion and culture; it is the staff of life.<p>There’s price …

Gluten

Hawaii's false missile alert was a wake-up call for a complacent world

Opinion: It was a reminder that a nuclear war is possible, and a reason to educate ourselves about how to survive an attack<p>Early on Saturday morning, …

War

In Hawaii, a false-alarm missile alert is a shocking glimpse of reality

‘This is not a drill’: What happened when the vacation paradise of Maui woke up to the threat of an incoming ballistic missile<p>MAUI, HI.—As a vacation …

North Korea

Hawaii sends 'ballistic missile threat' message by mistake

Hawaii Emergency Management says the message is a false alarm<p>On Saturday, people in Hawaii began reporting an alarming alert pushed to their cell …

North Korea

Could Canada fall prey to an election cyberattack?

Paper ballots help to ward off interference, but other types of meddling can influence how Canadians vote, or even prevent them from getting to the …

Democracy

Trudeau vs. hecklers: Canada's PM takes the heat at town halls

Tough crowd. Here's a recap of the three tensest moments between Trudeau and hecklers on his town hall tour this week. How do you think he handled …

Canada

Why Facebook is cleaning up the neighbourhood

Friends in a premium community: Mark Zuckerberg dials back on brand posts and fake news.<p><i>Mitch Joel is President of Mirum, a digital marketing agency,</i> …

Facebook

Donald Trump wanted 'America First'. He got 'America alone'.

Scott Gilmore: Trump cancelling his trip to Britain is a watershed moment, marking a sad decline of the ‘Special Relationship’ and American power<p>What …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's white supremacy blinds him to the debt America owes Haiti

Domise: It is no longer possible for anyone to defend Trump without defending both racism and the mechanisms by which it perpetuates itself<p>In October …

Donald Trump

How to make Loblaws pay the most with your $25 gift card

Watching you scoop up high-margin products will be tough for the grocery giant to swallow. Steak and Perrier, anyone?<p>Bread buyers are angry, and …

eCommerce

How Steve Bannon struggles with unemployment

Tabatha Southey reveals a (completely fictional) transcript of a conversation between Bannon and an employment counsellor<p>In the end, history may …

Donald Trump

After the 'reckoning' comes damning proof Hollywood values women less than men

Anne Kingston: Women like Michelle Williams have stepped up for networks and studios beset by sexual harassment scandals. Their reward? Absurdly …

Gender

How Justin Trudeau makes town halls work

The PM is at home on the stage, managing the energy level in the room even when questions turn hostile, or his answers start to bore<p>Watching Prime …

Canada

What Walmart can teach us about wage increases

Opinion: Top-down policy fiats are less effective than lower taxes. Canada can actually learn something from Donald Trump.<p><i>Mark Milke is an author,</i> …

Tim Hortons