Archive for June 22nd, 2012

New Brunswick proposes new federal riding boundaries

- June 22nd, 2012

New Brunswick today became the second province to see what its proposed new federal riding boundaries might look like. (Newfoundland and Labrador was first off the mark last month).

The proposed changes in New Brunswick do not look, to my eyes, as radical a re-drawing as they do in Newfoundland though there’s a fascinating Twitter discussion happening as I write this around the #nbpoli hashtag.

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Is it personal between Joe Oliver and Megan Leslie? Leslie says: “Yeah.”

- June 22nd, 2012

The NDP’s Megan Leslie reviews the spring sitting in Parliament while the National Citizens Coalition’s Stephen Taylor gets asked: Is it time the Conservatives took the New Democrats — ahead or tied with the Tories in several recent polls — more seriously? Read more…

Khadr’s no threat, his U.S. army lawyer says

- June 22nd, 2012

U.S. Army Lt. Col Jon Jackson is the court-appointed defender for convicted Canadian terrorist Omar Khadr. Jackson was in Ottawa Thursday and we asked him about Khadr, his state of mind, and Jackson’s assessment of how Canadians should think about him.

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Back and forth on public sector sick leave

- June 22nd, 2012

Here’s some tidbits picked up from around the Web and put together using Storify. [Depending on your browser and connection speed, the story pad could take a few seconds to load. Patience!]