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Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney quits his job on federal electoral reform committee – so why are we paying him, again?

PHOTOS: Ride, Jason, Ride! Moving day in Ottawa. Jason Kenney’s arrangements to pack up his office and return to Alberta may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Mr. Kenney in Calgary; commentator Corey Hogan on TV. Softly, softly, Jason Kenney has quit his job on the Commons Special Committee on Electoral Reform, presumably to give […]

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Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Afternoon Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Geoffrey Stevens notes that much of the Cons’ justification for utterly senseless choices is to point to an imaginary majority: We don’t have a “silent majority” in Canada. It appears we have instead an … . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Afternoon Links

Accidental Deliberations: The journalism continues

Tim Naumetz is at it again: The administrator for a township in Treasury Board President Tony Clement’s constituency that received $455,350 for projects under the controversial $50-million G8 legacy fund says the township sent all its funding applica… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: The journalism continues

Accidental Deliberations: So *that’s* what journalism looks like

While far too many media outlets have gone out of their way to give Tony Clement and the Cons a pass on this week’s thoroughly damning revelations about their G8 pork-barrelling and cover-up, Tim Naumetz and the Hill Times actually saw an opportunity t… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: So *that’s* what journalism looks like

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Chantal Hebert offers up the definitive response to the Cons, Libs and media outlets still going out of their way to attack the NDP for winning support in Quebec: Given the context, to retroactively portray La… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Assorted content to start your week. – On the Nycole Turmel front: Christopher Majka cheers the fact that the NDP has managed to encourage so many more Quebeckers to see a place for themselves in Canadian federal politics. Michael Taube doesn’t see an… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

This and that for your long weekend reading.- I’m not ordinarily a huge fan of spending much time in the present focusing on the past. But Dan Gardner’s suggested label for today’s holiday looks to be well worth adopting – if nothing else as a reminder… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: First things first

Meanwhile, for those wondering what the NDP has been up to in its first summer as Official Opposition, the Hill Times has part of the answer:(W)ith so many new and young MPs, the question begs asking about whether or not this year’s summer caucus meeti… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: First things first

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Assorted content to start your week.- Following up on yesterday’s post, the Hill Times reports that even the first set of cuts from the Harper Cons’ majority looks to have a serious effect on our federal government’s ability to function for itself rath… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links