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Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round-Up: May 8-May 14

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Sunday, May 8 | Ottawa Citizen – May wants to avoid being Parliament’s ‘lone voice in the wilderness.’

“Green party leader Elizabeth May said she’s going to reach across party lines to garner support for her ideas, to avoid being the “lone voice in the wilderness” in the House of Commons.”

Monday, May 9 | Montreal GazetteDeath of a thousand votes: defeated MPs cope with grief, rejection

“It’s as sudden as death,” said one defeated Liberal MP. “The only thing you don’t go through is that you don’t have to walk into a funeral home and peek into the box and say, ‘Well, he was a nice guy.’ “

Tuesday, May 10 | Calgary HeraldIndustry Minister calls on oil industry to explain rising gas prices

“Canada’s government will summon oil refiners, distributors and retailers to Ottawa to explain why gasoline prices are so high, Industry Minister Tony Clement said.”

Wednesday, May 11| Globe and Mail – Bloc Québécois must decide whether it has a raison d’être

“The Bloc Québécois is mired in an existential crisis, with one ex-MP referring to the “cadaver” of former Leader Gilles Duceppe and another wondering whether there is still a party worth leading.”

Thursday, May 12 | National PostHarvard shocked by Canada’s rejection of Ignatieff

“Boston’s chattering classes are struggling with the stunning political defeat of one of Harvard’s most popular academics at the hands of Canadian voters, painting Michael Ignatieff’s historic loss as Liberal leader as a new low in Canadian politics.”

Friday, May 13 | Globe and MailExpect ‘even greater secrecy’ after court ruling on PM’s agenda

“The federal Information Commissioner and other access-to-information experts say a Supreme Court ruling denying the release of ministerial documents marks a significant reduction in government accountability and transparency.”

Saturday, May 14 | National PostElections Canada orders recount of Winnipeg North votes

“Votes from the May 2 federal election will be counted again in the riding of Winnipeg North, which Liberal Kevin Lamoureux won by a hair, Elections Canada announced Friday.”

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