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Weekly Round-Up: June 12 to June 18

Sunday, June 12 | National Post – First Nations ‘seeking clarity’ in a new name “Only a couple weeks into the Harper majority government, Aboriginal relations already seem off to a rocky start. On May 18, the Canadian government made the announcement that the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs will be changing its name to … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: June 5 to June 11

Sunday, June 5 | Globe and Mail – Harper’s Throne Speech delays dealing with hard decisions “Financial crises are a real drag. They pull down economies very quickly, but recovery is prolonged, tough and uncertain. That tough recovery provides the context for Friday’s Speech from the Throne and, more important, Monday’s budget.” Monday, June 6 … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: May 29 – June 4

Sunday, May 29 | The Hill Times – Full Cabinet hardly meets, P&P is Harper’s real Cabinet “He may not have received a coveted new ministry but Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is now at the helm of the second most powerful decision-making body of Cabinet, the Operations Committee. It’s one of only two executive committees … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: May 22 – May 28

Sunday, May 22 | Toronto Star – Harper’s Conservatives here to stay? “Prime Minister Stephen Harper is building a Conservative coalition in Canada that will probably be more enduring than Brian Mulroney’s conservatism of the 1980s, according to Ipsos pollster Darrell Bricker.” Monday, May 23 | Vancouver Sun – Kenney defends Senate appointments, urges provinces … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: May 15-May 21

Sunday, May 15 | Toronto Star – McGuinty says Hudak’s promise to scrap green energy is reckless “Premier Dalton McGuinty is accusing Tim Hudak of risking Ontario’s international reputation and thousands of jobs with his “reckless” plan to scrap lucrative green energy plans.” Monday, May 16 | Globe and Mail – Opposition leaders on the … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: May 8-May 14

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 | … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: May 1 – May 7

Sunday, May 1 | CBC.ca – U.S. cables dissect Canada’s leaders: WikiLeaks “The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has released sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables that reveal their behind-the-scenes take on Canada’s party leaders — on the eve of the federal election.” Monday, May 2 | Vancouver Sun – Conservative minority might not last long under threat of … Continue reading

Weekly Round Up: April 24-April 30

Sunday, April 24 | The Canadian Press – Leaders gird for frenetic last week of election campaign “The federal party leaders charge into the cut-and-thrust final week of the election campaign Monday after a docile day of Easter egg hunts and church services. Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, who needs to close a big gap with … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: April 17-April 23

Here are some stories I was following this week. I probably wanted to write about them, but didn’t have the time. Monday, April 18 | CBC.ca – MPs embarrassed by party theatrics: study “Former parliamentarians are issuing a warning to those campaigning for a seat in the House of Commons that most of their work … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: April 10-April 16

Here are some stories I was following this week. I probably wanted to write about them, but didn’t have the time. Monday, April 11 – The Globe & Mail – The G8 legacy: millions mismanaged, Parliament misled BY DANIEL LEBLANC, CAMPBELL CLARK AND ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY Tuesday, April 12 – The Globe & Mail – … Continue reading

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