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Jonas
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posted 05 August 2007 03:46 AM      Profile for Jonas     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Rumour has it that Bev Oda will lose her Heritage portfolio, about time. The only problem is - is there ANY Conservative that would do a good job with culture?
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N.Beltov
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posted 05 August 2007 04:59 AM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Jonas: ... is there ANY Conservative that would do a good job with culture?

Maybe Harper can provide Stockwell Day with a sidearm and add culture to Day's portfolio.

Then again, maybe not.


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 05 August 2007 09:03 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Jonas:
The only problem is - is there ANY Conservative that would do a good job with culture?

I doubt it. But the Conservatives have decided to hire Tom Long to search for two new senior CBC Executives.

[ 05 August 2007: Message edited by: Scott Piatkowski ]


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Michelle
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posted 06 August 2007 07:06 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wonder why they're shuffling her out. As Jonas says, would any other Conservative do anything differently than Oda? Maybe what they need is a nice white man to do the job.

I don't like Oda, and she certainly isn't feminist in any way, but there are already few enough women in positions of power in the government. Why would they get rid of one of the few female cabinet ministers they have?


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Summer
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posted 06 August 2007 06:43 PM      Profile for Summer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I thought the shuffle was more to to do with O'Connor being shuffled out of defence with more shuffling to follow as a result.

Maybe they'll give Heritage to Ambrose...


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remind
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posted 06 August 2007 07:00 PM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Originally posted by Summer:
Maybe they'll give Heritage to Ambrose...

What about Helena Guergis, or the curiously abscent from cabinet Diane Ablonczy? There is also Patricia Davidson, Diane Finlay, Cheryl Gallant, Bev Shipley, Joy Ann Smith, or Lynne Yelich from amongst the ranks of women in the Cons.

or maybe Rahim Jaffer?


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Left Turn
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posted 07 August 2007 12:48 AM      Profile for Left Turn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
O'connor To Be Bumped From Defense in Shuffle
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remind
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posted 07 August 2007 03:18 AM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Originally posted by Left Turn:
O'connor To Be Bumped From Defense in Shuffle

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It's possible bilingual B.C. MP James Moores could take over Heritage. Jason Kenney, the bilingual minister of state for multiculturalism and Canadian identity, might also be a candidate for promotion.

Interesting that Harper is going to prorogue Parliament in September. Is he expecting then to have a non-confidence motion brought down with his "new" throne speech?


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