Harper Cabinet

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A Morbidly Obese Cabinet With A Singular Focus: The 2015 Election

With the addition of the Honourable Erin O'Toole as the Minister of Veterans' Affairs, the current federal cabinet has ballooned to 40 members, tying the largest cabinet in Canadian history--that of also "conservative" Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney. The necessity of a federal cabinet ballooning to 40 members is unclear to me. The United States, a country with a population almost nine times that of Canada, seems to get by with a trim assemblage of 16 cabinet secretaries. Current cabinets serve only political purposes. At 40 members, it is simply too large and cumbersome to be a deliberative body.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...