Entries by Keith Beardsley from 07/2012

There's a New Dance in Ottawa: It's Called the Summer Shuffle

| Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada

One can tell it is summer in Ottawa because there is a never ending speculation about a cabinet shuffle. With Bev Oda resigning, what will happen next? Will Peter MacKay become justice minister? Will Vic Toews take a judicial posting in Manitoba? And what will happen to the Defence Department?

Turns Out a Real Summer Shuffle Isn't in the Cards

| Posted 07.05.2012 | Canada

Wednesday, Stephen Harper conducted what can best be described as a micro shuffle as it really wasn't big enough to be called a mini-shuffle. With no warning to the media who cover such items, everyone was taken by surprise. And that's not even mentioning the inevitable disappointment of certain backbenchers.

David Cameron Mingles With the Commoners

| Posted 07.20.2012 | Canada Politics

British Prime Minister David Cameron is demanding that his cabinet ministers essentially get in line like everyone else when it comes to upcoming Olympic traffic in London. In this case Cameron is being proactive and he is setting a good example in a time of restraint. Not only that, but it won't hurt his ministers to mix with the voting public; at the very least they will get to travel like the rest of us.