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Q and A: Steven MacKinnon goes from backroom operative to frontline MP

Steven MacKinnon, the new MP for Gatineau, served as national director of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2003 to 2007 and has been a senior aide or adviser to several party leaders both federally and provincially, ranging from Paul Martin to Frank McKenna and Michael Ignatieff. 1,203 more words

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Fire and ashes: success and failure in politics

By Matthew Flinders. This was originally published on the Oxford University Press blog.

Politics is a worldly art. It is a profession that is founded on the ability to instill hope, convince doubters and unite the disunited – to find simple and pain free solutions to what are in fact complex and painful social challenges. 1,088 more words

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Stéphane Dion's cabinet triumph

It’s been a long road to redemption for Stéphane Dion.

The Quebec academic was recruited as a star candidate by Jean Chrétien after the 1995 referendum, and was made responsible for fighting Quebec’s sovereignty movement as intergovernmental affairs minister between 1996 and 2003. 499 more words

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Mandryk: Wall, Broten avoid election debate

Back in the day, it was hard not to notice a federal election campaign when the Saskatchewan legislature was sitting.

The din was often deafening. But it was surprisingly quiet on the first day of the fall sitting Tuesday … notwithstanding Premier Brad Wall’s “assessment” of which federal party would be best for Saskatchewan. 666 more words

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Mandryk: Wall, Broten avoid election debate

Back in the day, it was hard not to notice a federal election campaign when the Saskatchewan legislature was sitting.

The din was often deafening. 684 more words

Saskatchewan

I was with the U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on...

I was with the U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on the day that Srebrenica fell, which happened to be a huge historical turning point in the Bosnian war. 6 more words

Michael Ignatieff

The invisible hand of Google

If 2011 marked this country’s first wholehearted plunge into online politicking, Election 2015 could be the one in which shaking hands and kissing babies get overtaken by tweeting and posting. 1,499 more words

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