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Stephen Maher: Lately, whenever I see Ontario Premier Doug Ford on TV I think of Boss Hogg, the villain in The Dukes of Hazzard, a TV series that was popular in my youth.
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Boss Hogg was a larger-than-life loudmouth, the sole lawful authority in Hazzard County, a self-dealing villain who was always out to get the good-hearted moonshine-running Duke brothers.
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Boss Hogg’s only redeeming feature was his incompetence, which allowed the Duke boys to get the better of him every week, often leaving him in a manure pile or some other undignified position while the Dukes sped off in their souped-up Dodge Charger.
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Many of Boss Hogg’s unethical plans came apart when his flunky, Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane, his naive and bumbling sidekick, somehow messed up, allowing the Duke boys to get away.
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Rosco came to mind this week when Ford made his friend Ron Taverner the commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, while denying that he had any role in the process.

Read the full column by Stephen Maher in our story.

Photo credit: Left: (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images) Right: (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
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Jean Chrétien stopped by the NAC in Ottawa this week to chat with @inklessPW. The former PM tore up the stage with hilarious anecdotes from his illustrious political past. Here are some colourful behind-the-scenes photos from the night, by the talented @gablehead.

Americans shared joy at the idea of a faithful canine sticking by George H.W. Bush’s side — and outrage when the scene got taken apart.
How an adorable photo of Sully the service dog became a psychological trigger.
Read more by swiping up in our story. 📸 by Evan Sisley/Office of George H.W. Bush.

Brian Mulroney was Canada's prime minister from 1984 to 1993. This week, he gave a touching eulogy at George H.W. Bush's funeral, describing him as "a genuine leader. One who was distinguished, resolute and brave." This week's #tbt looks at this 1991 cover, when Mulroney was slowly nearing the end of his own tumultuous time as leader. He's described to have aged "shockingly" since he first came into office. "The man who once charmed strangers with his boyish smile is now in such public disrepute that he might better be described as the face that launched a thousand protests," wrote Anthony Wilson-Smith.
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#cdnpoli #brianmulroney #macleans #canadianmagazine #magazinecover #1991 #primeminister #politics #georgehwbush #throwbackthursday

It's that time of year again. We're kicking off Maclean's #ChartWeek with plenty of fascinating graphics displaying must-see insights about Canada's economy in 2019. The charts come from the minds of some of Canada's best economists. Check out our story for some examples to whet your appetites, nerds. .
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#economy #economicanalysis #sharkweek #justkidding #chartweek #cdnpoli #cdneconomy #news #sharks #charts #math

Trump’s cruelty toward migrants is shown up by this touching act of mercy by Mexican police

Read more by swiping up in our story. 📸 by @gettyimages @afpphoto

"American cars were once the epitome of style and a symbol of industrial power. But arrogance, desperation and greed changed all that." With GM's closure of its plant in Oshawa, this 2008 cover story about the decline of the North American car is as relevant as ever. Swipe up in our story to read the full article. .
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This Canadian critter hijacked this camera and scampered up a tree. Watch the adventure unfold—in the eyes of the squirrel itself.
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#animalsofinstagram #squirrel #squirrelsofinstagram #wildlife #animals
#canada #cuteanimals

Our special First World War issue featured the names of 66,349 servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives. Since publication, many have contacted us, sharing the name featured on their cover. Share yours with the hashtag #WeRemember100. Let us remember Private James Ferguson.
#remembranceday #lestweforget

A powerful new alliance of conservative leaders is taking a stand against the Liberals’ carbon tax plan. @justinpjtrudeau’s worst nightmare? Read the full story by @inklesspw on Macleans.ca.
How did we get these five very busy and important people into one photoshoot? We didn’t.

Credits to @rejeanbrandt for photographing #BrianPallister (@legassemblyofmb)
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Credits to @yannickanton for photographing @andrewjscheer
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Credits to @jeremyfokkens for photographing @jkenney -
Credits to @careyshaw for photographing @premierscottmoe -
And finally, thank you to @smgorama for bringing them all together in this photo illustration. .
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#cdnpoli #politics #canadianpolitics #carbontax #magazinecover

Each edition of the Maclean's First World War Centennial Issue featured the name of one of the 66,349 servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives. Since publication, many Canadians have contacted us, sharing the name featured on their cover or inquiring where a particular cover ended up. As we approach Remembrance Day, we're asking readers to share the cover that they received with the hashtag #WeRemember100.
This issue is dedicated to Vernon C Elderkin, a Nova Scotia man who died at age 27. He was a private in the 14th Canadian Infantry Battalion. .
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#remembranceday #lestweforget #ww1 #armistice100

Thanks to everyone who tuned into #MacleansLive with Paul Wells (@inklesspw) and Ed Burtynsky (@edwardburtynsky) last night. Here is a selection of behind the scenes moments with the famous photographer. Swipe to see the snazzy socks he chose to wear for the occasion. You can watch a recap of the interview at macleans.ca/live
📷: @gablehead .
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