In This Corner: The Return of Stuff Happens, week 27: The right moves; Spicer quits, comics cry.

Well, that was decisive. The Wildrose and the Progressive Conservatives — the Hatfields and the McCoys of Alberta politics — agreed to a merger on Saturday. And it wasn’t even close. Rank-and-file members of both parties voted in shocking numbers in favour of the merger of the two conservative parties. Remarkably (or suspiciously, if you’re ...

Northern Reflections: Julie Payette

Say what you will about Justin’s Trudeau’s policies — when the rubber hits the road, there’s a lot of continuity between him and Stephen Harper — the fact is that, when it comes to optics, he’s a much better politician than his predecessor. Put simply, his appointment of Julie Payette as the next Governor General ...