Paul Wells moving from Ottawa to Paris to be Maclean's European main man?
The upside of the gossip:
Wells has always shown a lot of interest in eyesplitters like "Whither the EU Constitution?". It's a huge chance for Wells to show his talents and to break into the big leagues of international journalism and land somewhere like the Economist.
The down side:
Maclean's loses its marquee capital columnist. Maclean's editor in chief Ken Whyte might be dumb enough to assign someone like Scott Feschuk to write cute columns from Ottawa or have one of his rich Tory friends hold that real estate, rather than have the weighty and sometimes too-liberal tomes of Wells.