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Jim Prentice Names his Cabinet: New Brooms Sweep Clean or Do They?

By this time tomorrow it will all be over, Jim Prentice, the premier-designate, will have unveiled his new cabinet.

Mr Prentice, the proverbial “new broom”, promised to sweep clean a cabinet larded with MLAs, who have enjoyed the unique privilege that comes with 43 years of uncontested power, and replace it with a smaller leaner cabinet that reflects merit and generational change. 746 more words

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Expenditures to Kill For

There exists in America today, a cultural oxymoron, i.e. the war on terror.

More than two words, it’s nevertheless an oxymoron because of the two words used, one, war, is presented in a manner of phrasing to signify its benevolent intent of defeating the evil other-the… 677 more words


Illinois peeps, check out - Rural Capitals, Big-Time Problems

Moving a government to an isolated spot, as Argentina may do, can mean more corruption.. via NYT Opinion http://ift.tt/1p4sd1y


Borrowing the Blocks: Nation-Building in the Archives and Libraries of Great Britain and France

In a speech delivered in 1936, Prime Minister Mackenzie King famously declared, “If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography.” Canada is a relatively young country whose history is inextricably linked to those of countries an ocean away. 575 more words

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How a "Fiscally Conservative" Government Facing a $20 Billion Debt Delivers on its Promises

“Tonight, we begin the work of advancing and protecting sound, conservative fiscal principles.” —Future Premier Jim Prentice, victory speech, Sept 6, 2014

It hasn’t escaped Ms Soapbox’s notice that the party that bills itself as… 958 more words

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The 200th Birthday of Sir George-Étienne Cartier, a Prominent Father of Confederation

Today marks the 200th birthday of one of Canada’s most important historical figures, Sir George-Étienne Cartier, a leading Father of Confederation. Cartier was born on September 6, 1814 in Sainte-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Lower Canada. 403 more words

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Ms Soapbox Throws Her Hat In The Ring

Ms Soapbox would like to make an announcement: She’s seeking the Liberal nomination in the provincial riding of Calgary Elbow. Calgary Elbow was left MLA-less when former premier Alison Redford resigned her seat on Aug 6, 2014…although it would be fair to say it has been unrepresented for quite some time now. 726 more words

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