somecanuckchick dot com: It’s official!

It’s official! Justin Trudeau has been sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister… The new Cabinet has also been sworn in… In case you missed it, here’s the list: Justin Trudeau — Prime Minister, plus Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth Ralph Goodale — Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Carolyn Bennett — Indigenous and Northern Affairs Lawrence MacAulay ...

The Liberal Scarf: Pre-cabinet post: "On merit", Trudeau could appoint a very qualified 100% female cabinet

First post in a loooong time, but with much discussion about “merit” in regards to Trudeau’s gender parity in cabinet commitment I decided to do digging to demonstrate that yes, on merit Trudeau could appoint a 100% female cabinet because of the depth of the Liberal caucus. Here are some of the names that come up in ...

The Liberal Scarf: Pre-cabinet post: "On merit", Trudeau could appoint a very qualified 100% female cabinet

First post in a loooong time, but with much discussion about “merit” in regards to Trudeau’s gender parity in cabinet commitment I decided to do digging to demonstrate that yes, on merit Trudeau could appoint a 100% female cabinet because of the depth of the Liberal caucus. Here are some of the names that come up in ...

Alberta Politics: Sunshine, ice cream and a mellow multitude of 10,000 or so usher in the NDP era in Alberta

PHOTOS: Here’s my shot of the crowd as it began to break up after the ceremony had ended and I’d managed to run upstream to the steps of the Legislature. The Canadian Press photo below shows what the crowd looked like as Premier Rachel Notley and her cabinet were sworn in half hour or so ...

atypicalalbertan: RACHEL NOTLEY’S CABINET

NDP Caucus 2012-15, credit: rabble.ca Later today at a public celebration on the legislature grounds, Alberta’s new NDP government will be sworn in. With a large number of inexperienced MLAs elected, many are suggesting that the NDP doesn’t have a strong group for cabinet. The announcement earlier this week that the cabinet would only have ...

atypicalalbertan.ca: Rachel Notley’s Cabinet

Later today at a public celebration on the legislature grounds, Alberta’s new NDP government will be sworn in. With a large number of inexperienced MLAs elected, many are suggesting that the NDP doesn’t have a strong group for cabinet. The announcement earlier this week that the cabinet would only have 12 people, including Notley, served ...

atypicalalbertan: WHAT’S THE STATUS OF THE PC’S 2012 MANDATE

So, you’re a former capital region mayor, who was popular as mayor, has good progressive credentials and now finds themselves on the inside of provincial government. You might be looking in the mirror today, thinking about the health portfolio and wondering how the world unfolded to put you where you are today. If this is you, then you’re not alone. ...

atypicalalbertan.ca: What’s the Status of the PC’s 2012 Mandate

  So, you’re a former capital region mayor, who was popular as mayor, has good progressive credentials and now finds themselves on the inside of provincial government. You might be looking in the mirror today, thinking about the health portfolio and wondering how the world unfolded to put you where you are today. If this is you, then you’re not ...

LeDaro: Stephen Harper and his cabinet

Stephen Harper keeps his cabinet totally synchronised.

LeDaro: Stephen Harper: Cabinet review

Trashy's World: Just so I understand…

… because I surely must be confused. The public service is fat, bloated, overpaid and benefits from a pension plan that is second to none (except, of course, that MPs have access to, but that’s different, I guess). Bureaucrats and their hated unions – and those danged union bosses are a big impediment to Canada ...

Autonomy For All: Stop Applying Marketing-Think To Government, It’s Disgusting.

CBC, with some analysis on Harper’s expected cabinet shuffle provides this quote from former Mulroney Chief of Staff David McLaughlin: “There’s a staleness about some of the ministry and some of the cabinet and how they’re communicating with Canadians; the look and feel of it. So there’s a chance to really show some new faces ...

The Liberal Scarf: Your new Ontario cabinet, and some facts and firsts

Excited to see the new cabinet sworn in today. In particular, I’m very happy to see Charles Sousa and Yasir Naqvi as Finance and Labour Minister respectively. I started this blog in 2007 in large part to help support the local campaigns in Mississauga South and Ottawa Centre, so seeing them both in cabinet is ...

Dutch polls: not quite diseased

Just when you thought I had successfully limited my international political obsessions to Malta, Ireland, and New Zealand, I remembered my interest in Dutch politics. Way back when (by which I mean 2006), I spent six weeks on contract in the Netherlands during the lead-up to the 2006 election, and it was way too cool ...

atypicalalbertan: Cabinet Speculation

Hey, I’m awful at predictions, but why not speculate on cabinet postings. Premier Alison Redford has discussed the possibility of some repositioning of portfolios and the possibility of a downsize to cabinet. It is quite likely that we will see 20 ministers in the cabinet including the Premier. As far as responsibility juggling, we could ...

atypicalalbertan: Cabinet Speculation

Hey, I’m awful at predictions, but why not speculate on cabinet postings. Premier Alison Redford has discussed the possibility of some repositioning of portfolios and the possibility of a downsize to cabinet. It is quite likely that we will see 20 ministers in the cabinet including the Premier. As far as responsibility juggling, we could ...

The Scott Ross: Peter MacKay Hid Billions In F-35 Costs

MadLibMadLib: Harper’s Cabinet and its Contempt for Public Servants

So it seems that we’re on the verge of an election. An election that we’re told is going to be a referendum on the Harper government. A referendum that’s going to decide whether or not Canadians want to live in Harper’s Canada. Harper’s Canada that includes thousands of well paid, well educated and well qualified ...