Fantino OUT At Veterans Affairs

OTTAWA — On the night of last year's infamous televised showdown between Julian Fantino and angry veterans, one of those sent in ahead of time to smooth the way was Erin O'Toole, the man who on Monday...

Cabinet Shuffle and the Road to 2015

A cabinet shuffle can be a means to revive a political brand. In the case of the Harper Conservative government, the recent cabinet shuffle was an attempt at renewal, bringing in new ministers -- incl...


Steven Fletcher didn't see it coming. Up until Monday morning he was the minister of state for transport in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet and then suddenly, he was out. In an inte...

Enemies Among Us

OTTAWA - Immigration lawyer Barbara Jackman doesn't know if the Conservative government has an "enemies" list, but if they do, she figures she's probably on it.Jackman, a prominent immigration advocat...

New Ministers Given 'Enemy' Lists

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office asked staff to include a list of "friend and enemy stakeholders" in their transition binders for new ministers appointed in Monday's cabinet...

Ethics Watchdog To Review Shakeup

The federal ethics commissioner will be reviewing the files of 27 cabinet members as a result of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's shakeup. Mary Dawson's office will take a look at all of the...

Jason Kenney's 10 Biggest Blunders as Immigration Minister

This spring, Alberta MP Jason Kenney became the longest continually serving Immigration Minister in Canadian history, according to his department. With the Cabinet Shuffle, his tenure ends. What better time to review the Immigration Minister's biggest blunders on this ever important file? Perhaps this will serve as a cautionary tale to the new Minister.

New, Old Faces In Harper's Cabinet

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has shuffled his federal cabinet. A list of its members (in order of precedence):— Stephen Harper, prime minister;— Bernard Valcourt, minister of aboriginal affa...