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Bill C-23, Fair Elections Act seems now on solid ground

Now that a Senate committee  has recommended nine changes to Bill C-23, Fair Elections Act, the legislation seems pretty solid. And, since Pierre Poilievre has, apparently, indicated privately that he’s open to changes, an amended version of t...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Apr 19, 2014

Fiscal conservatism seems alive and well in Ottawa: 8,900 public service jobs to be cut

When Conservatives under Stephen Harper took office in 2006, I was disappointed at how much they resembled their predecessors when it came to their penchant for increasing the size of government. In the first five years of Harper’s Conservatives,...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Apr 18, 2014

Will the Liberals target Burlington in the next general election?

I recently spoke with some Burlington political types who told me they are assuming Burlington will be targeted by Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals in the next Ontario general election. In other words, the Liberals plan to run a strong candidate against M...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Apr 16, 2014

Europe on the agenda

The debates between Clegg and Farage in recent weeks have now been followed by a 4 way debate between 3 MEPs and one candidate on the Sunday Politics show this weekend. From the opening statements it seemed clear that none of the parties … C...
by IanChisnall on Apr 14, 2014

Europe on the agenda

The debates between Clegg and Farage in recent weeks have now been followed by a 4 way debate between 3 MEPs and one candidate on the Sunday Politics show this weekend. From the opening statements it seemed clear that none of the parties … C...
by IanChisnall on Apr 14, 2014

What does Euan have to tell us?

The news that the son of a recent Prime Minister is bidding to become the candidate in a constituency near where his Mother was brought is not really that significant. Many children follow their parents into certain lines of work, and long standin...
by IanChisnall on Apr 12, 2014

Time to sell-off the CBC?

The CBC announced it will cut $130-million from its budget this year because of “funding shortfalls and revenue losses.” Consequently, CBC/Radio-Canada plans to cut 657 jobs and no longer bid for the rights to broadcast professional sports. The a...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Apr 12, 2014

What does Euan have to tell us?

The news that the son of a recent Prime Minister is bidding to become the candidate in a constituency near where his Mother was brought is not really that significant. Many children follow their parents into certain lines of work, and long standin...
by IanChisnall on Apr 12, 2014

Jim Flaherty

This is the second time in less than a month I’ve written about The Honourable Jim Flaherty. Back on March 19, I wrote about his then recent resignation as Canada’s finance minister, a post he had held since he was elected to the federal riding o...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Apr 11, 2014

Bill C-23, Fair Elections Act: A solution looking for a problem?

The current version of the Conservative Party of Canada is just too weird at times. Dimitri Soudas, Dean Del Mastro, Peter Van Loan, how do fellows like these rise to the highest levels of the party? How do they become so closely linked to our prime...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Apr 7, 2014

A week of unequal chances

This week has seemed more than most to be one that has highlighted the inequalities inherent within our nation. None of these reflections are linked, but together they show how much work needs to be done to create a more … Continue reading U...
by IanChisnall on Apr 5, 2014

Another Ottawa power couple bites the dust?

The Adams-Soudas affair has become rather tawdry. It’s somewhat reminiscent of the Guergis-Jaffer episode, which the Ottawa media turned into a similar soap opera in 2010. Helena Guergis’s political career ended badly when she lost her job as mi...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Apr 5, 2014

A week of unequal chances

This week has seemed more than most to be one that has highlighted the inequalities inherent within our nation. None of these reflections are linked, but together they show how much work needs to be done to create a more … Continue reading U...
by IanChisnall on Apr 5, 2014

A not so straight answer

The news that the Government would introduce a Minimum Price for Alcohol was announced in the Daily Telegraph on the 27th December 2011. A year later the Government held a public consultation, based primarily on what level to set as this minimum &#...
by IanChisnall on Mar 26, 2014

A not so straight answer

The news that the Government would introduce a Minimum Price for Alcohol was announced in the Daily Telegraph on the 27th December 2011. A year later the Government held a public consultation, based primarily on what level to set as this minimum &#...
by IanChisnall on Mar 26, 2014

A change that is needed

I wrote yesterday about proposals in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill which is currently in the Committee stage in the House of Commons. By changing the way in which Protective Custody Orders work, the state will be better protected against R...
by IanChisnall on Mar 23, 2014

A change that is needed

I wrote yesterday about proposals in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill which is currently in the Committee stage in the House of Commons. By changing the way in which Protective Custody Orders work, the state will be better protected against R...
by IanChisnall on Mar 23, 2014

A failure to keep Party Politics out of Policing

In recent weeks the Home Secretary has toured UK Police forces, using the opportunity to meet Police and Crime Commissioners across the country and calling in on Conservative MPs in their constituencies ensuring that her Political Party gets the m...
by IanChisnall on Mar 19, 2014

A failure to keep Party Politics out of Policing

In recent weeks the Home Secretary has toured UK Police forces, using the opportunity to meet Police and Crime Commissioners across the country and calling in on Conservative MPs in their constituencies ensuring that her Political Party gets the m...
by IanChisnall on Mar 19, 2014

Jim Flaherty out Joe Oliver in

[Update at 11:30 AM: New appointments—Oliver and Rickford—are now official. According to CBC: “Prime Minister Stephen Harper was at Rideau Hall for the swearing-in, for which no press release was issued.”] The best federal finance minister si...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Mar 19, 2014


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