Each week, the Maclean’s Ottawa bureau sits down with Cormac MacSweeney to discuss the headlines of the week. This week, we look ahead to Parliament’s return, and the Liberals’ extensive to-do list, and RBC deputy chief economist Dawn Desjardins tells Maclean’s bureau chief John Geddes just how fragile the Canadian economy is. Plus, the man in charge of legalizing and regulating marijuana in Colorado — also known as the state’s pot czar — has some advice for Canada. Finally, Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary tells Maclean’s senior writer Laura Payton why he’s tempted to run to replace Stephen Harper.
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