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How bad is smoking pot for my lungs?

Unlike cigarettes, there is no proven link between marijuana smoking and lung cancer—though research to date is far from in-depth<p>Any type of smoke, …

Cannabis

In the heart of America, Trump is the only politician they know

With the midterm elections looming, Allen Abel visits a tiny town in Kentucky where only one name stirs interest—for better or worse<p>It was sunny and …

Kentucky

Hold the constitutional crisis, we have a plowing match to run

Ontario’s quaint tradition has never seemed more detached from the crass reality of its politics<p>On this much Doug Ford and Andrea Horwath agree—at …

City Politics

What about Halifax?

Check out five post-secondary options on the East Coast<p>Dalhousie<p>“The Dal Student Union runs plenty of events and initiatives for students. There are …

Students' Unions

How will marijuana legalization change the U.S. border for Canadians?

For thousands of Canadians who will be joining the legalized cannabis industry, crossing the border is about to get more harrowing<p>This will cause a …

Cannabis Industry

Justin Trudeau on fighting populism, pushing a carbon tax, getting a NAFTA deal, and more

In a wide-ranging live interview the PM addressed a growing list of challenges facing his government leading up to the next federal election<p>The …

Justin Trudeau

Québécois music isn’t marginalized—it's English Canadians who are missing out

How Quebec’s music industry has remained strong, prolific, and diverse, while also being unapologetically Québécois<p>The best Canadian-born performer …

Canadian Music

Does the world still need Michael Moore?

With his new doc ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ taking aim at Donald Trump and the Democratic Party alike, the filmmaker proves as controversial—and …

Democratic Party

The best moments from Justin Trudeau's conversation with Maclean's

Watch our highlight reel from the PM's hour-long conversation with Paul Wells at the National Arts Centre

Justin Trudeau

'I am mine': This is what Alzheimer's is like at 41

Three years ago, Jo and his wife Robin shared their story: he had early-onset Alzheimer's. Now, as it continues its swift, relentless assault on Jo, …

Alzheimer's Disease

Behind the scenes at Maclean's Live with Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau spoke with Paul Wells about everything from Donald Trump to the future of the Me Too movement at a Maclean’s Live event on September …

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau on a raft of rising economic tensions between the feds and the provinces

Ahead of a meeting with the premiers, the Prime Minister spoke about economic issues: trade barriers, consistent carbon prices, and the pipeline …

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau on populism, the trouble with grand gestures and fear

In a live interview with Maclean's senior writer Paul Wells, the PM talked about governing in the age of Trump and the fragility of democracy<p>In a …

Justin Trudeau

On the economy, is it Trudeau's sunny ways or Singh's rainy days?

Tom Parkin: A Conservative split could open the door for a key debate between the Liberals and NDP on the true state of the Canadian economy<p>Andrew …

Justin Trudeau

MP Leona Alleslev on why she crossed the floor from the Liberals to the Tories

The MP for Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill left the Liberals for the Conservative Party on Parliament’s first day back since the summer break<p><i>On Sept.</i> …

Foreign Policy

What are the mental health risks of marijuana use?

The science isn’t conclusive, but there is a general consensus—and the government’s legalization efforts have come with support for mental health …

Mental Health

The guilt and anguish of looking after elderly parents

Q&A: Elizabeth Hay’s new book bravely reckons with sibling tensions and filial love as she grapples with being a caregiver for her aging parents<p>In …

Siblings

Dear Canadian voters: it's time to get in the game

Maclean’s Editorial: Canada’s next federal campaign ends Oct. 21, 2019. But a few weeks of attention every four years is no longer enough: the time …

Voting

The 2018 Giller Prize longlist has something for absolutely everybody

The Giller jury says its 12 long-listed books ‘sing about the erased, the immigrants, the oppressed, the survivors, the entitled’<p>It’s prize season …

Canadian Literature

Why understanding the biology of our minds could cure autism and schizophrenia

Nobel laureate Dr. Eric Kandel says brain imaging shows talk therapy can change brain biology—and even fight depression<p>Dr. Eric Kandel is a …

Brain Imaging

Woman accusing Trump Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault comes forward

Christine Blasey Ford put her name to a letter alleging Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her as a teen, throwing the nomination into further …

U.S. Supreme Court

Election 2019: The battle lines are already drawn

Three issues and one wild card will dominate the next election—and determine the fate of the Trudeau Liberals<p>The ways in which politicians signal …

Universal Health Care

Jian Ghomeshi's #MeToo moment: It's all about him

Anne Kingston: Ghomeshi's essay extinguishes any doubt as to whether his years in imposed exile delivered insight, wisdom or contrition<p>There’s much …

Jian Ghomeshi

Chretien, Romanow and McMurtry attack Ford's use of the notwithstanding clause

‘We condemn his actions and call on those in his cabinet and caucus to stand up to him. History will judge them by their silence.’<p>Former prime …

Constitution of Canada

Will legalization make Canada a global dope destination?

'The world is watching,' says one B.C. weed tour founder. 'We’re going to be the new Amsterdam.'<p>The growth potential for this type of destination …

Cannabis Industry

Not so rare: The fight for rare disease treatment

Rare diseases are by definition uncommon. But, collectively, rare diseases like Gaucher, Pompe, Fabry, and MPS (mucopolysaccharidosis) affect …

Disability

Rosie’s journey

At first, the symptoms didn’t seem like anything to worry about. Rosie Sherman was leading an active life and showed no signs of sickness, but there …

University of Toronto

What is Maxime Bernier and his People's Party selling?

Is it going to be that government's too big, Canadian values are besieged, or that elitist politicians are out-of-touch? No option looks …

Maxime Bernier

It would be irresponsible if Ontario didn't postpone Toronto's municipal election

Opinion: For the sake of stability and an election driven by actual civic issues, Ontario needs to delay the voting for Toronto city council. Here’s …

City Politics

The path to a one-term Doug Ford

Stephen Maher: The Ontario premier’s bull-in-a-china-shop routine won’t just turn off swing voters, it’s shaking the confidence of his own people<p>Doug …

City Politics