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Blevkog: A question for the crowd…

Posted May 29, 2015 by Anonymous

Today’s announcement that Peter MacKay is not going to run for his seat in Parliament this fall has me thinking that maybe this is a sign that Stephen Harper is losing control of his party finally. Some months ago when John Baird announced that he was stepping down to spend more time with his corporations, […]

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Cowichan Conversations: Peter McKay to announce that he is stepping down as Justice Minister later today-Harper shellshocked!

Posted May 29, 2015 by Richard Hughes

Peter McKay has been one of the most significant players in the Harper government from the beginning. No loss to Canada but this significant departure hurts Steve’s re-election efforts.

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Blevkog: The miracle of birth…

Posted May 29, 2015 by Anonymous

It’s so thrilling to see a foundling cracking the shell for its first few pecks at freedom. (And never has a better beak been built to crack one, too!) And now, with today’s announcement, Peter MacKay marks his transition from pupa form (Canadian politician) to what I can only assume to be a fully-fledged adult […]

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Enjoying the Lack of Sexist Media Coverage of Rachel Notley

Posted May 28, 2015 by Anonymous

In many ways, the media made quite a remarkable anomaly out of Notley and her ‘Crue,’ refusing to tear her down to the extent we’re accustomed to seeing with, say, Kim Campbell or Belinda Stronach or the staple queen target for sexist media of the free world, Hillary Clinton.

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Can’t Ignore Race When Talking About Gains in Politics

Posted May 13, 2015 by Anonymous

It was Rosemary Brown who once said: “Until all of us have made it, none of us have made it.” It seems this message has been lost on the team at CBC Radio’s Day 6 program, whose recent segment focused on whether gender and sexual orientation have turned into non-issues for candidates seeking elected office. To weigh […]

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It Couldn’t Be Clearer but Nobody in Ottawa is Listening – Running Out the Clock

Posted May 7, 2015 by Anonymous

Okay, I agree – the science isn’t in.Not all of it anyway.  There’s more coming in almost daily – research, studies, experiments, observations and analyses, projections – there’s a continually growing mountain of information and knowledge.The thin…

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