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Many Happy 197th Birthday Returns, Sir John A: The twitterverse celebrates #SJAMday

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January 11, 2012

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UPDATED – Orders of the Day – Happy Sir John A. Macdonald Day*, everyone!

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January 11, 2012

As the country raises a glass to mark the 197th anniversary of the birth of Canada's first -- and arguably still the most interesting -- prime minister in Glasgow, the government -- in the form of indefatigable local MP Pierre Poilievre -- plans to mar...
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An overblown tempest in a virtual teapot? The case of @TonyClementCPC and that "jack ass" retort

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January 10, 2012

If you missed it on CBC News earlier today, hit the jump to hear what I had to say about the latest salty-language-related controversy to erupt in the Canadian political twitterverse. 
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Orders of the Day – Welcome to the Third Party, former NDP MP Lise St-Denis!

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January 10, 2012

Well, this could be interesting: Le Devoir is reporting that a joint press conference this morning by Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae and Quebec Caucus Chair Denis Coderre -- which, for the record, most of us had been assuming would ...
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OpenGov online access deadline fast approaching

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January 9, 2012

As the transparency stopwatch ticks down to the January 31st deadline for departments and agencies to post summaries of all completed Access to Information requests, a quick check of the government-wide ATI portal reveals that, whil...
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Orders of the Day – Alas, no, the PM will not be facing off against Putin in a Canada-Russia rematch.

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January 9, 2012

The Prime Minister's Office was quick to pour cold -- ice, even -- water on the suggestion that the PM is preparing to take to the hockey rink as part of a special anniversary rematch of the 1972 Canada-USSR series. According to the terse one-line...
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CommitteeWatch Flashback: Irwin Cotler’s C-10 amendments redux

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January 1, 2012

In an end-of-sitting interview last week, Government House Leader Peter Van Loan argued that those proposed amendments to the omnibus crime bill that his government tried, and failed, to put forward at report stage were "not the same" as those tabled a...
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Orders of the Day – Deck the Hill with boughs of holly!

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December 23, 2011

With just one event listed on the schedule for today -- a mid-morning appearance in the Commons Foyer by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, who will deliver a statement on the "relentless violence against Syrian civilians" -- it's all but official: t...
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Orders of the Day – To your respective local airports, ministers – and step on it!

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December 22, 2011

With just two days left before the holiday hiatus begins in earnest, the government good news circuit kicks into high gear for a final pre-holiday blitz as four ministers (Denis Lebel, Joe Oliver, James Moore and Steven Fletcher) and three Conservative...
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Orders of the Day – The Hill settles in for a long winter’s nap.

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December 21, 2011

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