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POLITICKING: C51

The Government’s move to restrict expert testimony  on anti-terrorist bill C 51 to three days in committee confirms my suspicions that Prime Minister Stephen Harper may call an election before summer instead of waiting for the fall election as provided … Continue reading

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POLITICKING: First Time Voter

Z –not her real name–is a first time voter, turning 18 in time to vote in the October 19 federal election. Enrolled as a first year student at Simon Fraser University, she watched the August 6 leaders’ debate on TV … Continue reading

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POLITICKING: Flora MacDonald

Former Tory cabinet minister Flora MacDonald would be delighted that Prime Minister Stephen Harper call the federal election on the day of her funeral. She was a formidable campaigner. In  1961 for Conservative candidate Margaret May Macdonald, widow of the … Continue reading

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POLITICKING: Friend or Enemy?

With “friends” like former Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chretien, current contender Justin Trudeau doesn’t need enemies. Chretien uses his well reasoned opposition to Stephen Harper’s decision to send Canadian fighter aircraft to fight ISIS in Iraq as “support” for Justin … Continue reading

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POLITICKING: SENATE BASHING April 13, 2015

That accused plagiarist, Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente doesn’t like the Senate. She thinks it is a nuisance. Writing about the Mike Duffy trial recently she opines: “Maybe this peanut- sized scandal will give us an excuse to hog-tie … Continue reading

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Pat Carney’s Politicking

POLITICKING: LONELY AT THE TOP May 21, 2013 So Prime Minister Harper told his caucus Tuesday that anyone who planned to use public office for private gain should leave the room NOW. What did he expect? Hon Members and Senators … Continue reading

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