Alberta Politics: Premier Rachel Notley introduces six new cabinet members … pretty flawlessly

PHOTOS: Premier Rachel Notley introduces her expanded, 19-member (that is, 18 full + 1 associate member) cabinet to the media at Government House yesterday morning. (Photo by Dave Cournoyer, used with permission.) Below: New cabinet members Christina Gray, Richard Feehan, Brandy Payne, Marlin Schmidt, Ricardo Miranda and Stephanie McLean, all from their official portraits. Introducing ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Notley spreads out the workload in new expanded NDP cabinet

Alberta’s provincial cabinet grew by six today as Premier Rachel Notley announced an early 2016 cabinet shuffle. These appointments bring the size of Alberta’s cabinet up to 19, which is larger than the initial 12 cabinet ministers appointed after the… Continue Reading →

Alberta Politics: Alberta’s NDP government gets serious about economic diversification, an overdue change

PHOTOS: Premier Rachel Notley with Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron Bilous and Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee moments after the two cabinet members were sworn into their new portfolios. Below: Labour and Advanced Education Minister Lori Sigurdson. A key part of the business of any government is the business of business, and Alberta’s New ...

Alberta Politics: Death threats and vile misogynist commentary about NDP politicians infest Alberta social media

PHOTOS: An organizer of a rally by the group Albertans Against the NDP, addresses a couple of dozen supporters in Calgary last Saturday. The horses are public art and were not technically part of the rally. Until recently, the group’s home page featured violent and offensive commentary about the Alberta NDP. Below: Alberta Progressive Conservative ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Wildrose Staffers land jobs with PC Caucus

TweetWhile some staffers working for the Wildrose Official Opposition Caucus lost their jobs when leader Danielle Smith and 8 MLAs crossed the floor to the Progressive Conservatives before Christmas 2014, at least three former opposition staffers appear to have landed jobs working for the governing PC Caucus. Appearing on the Government of Alberta staff directory with job titles “Caucus Staff ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Cabinet documents and deliberations #nlpoli

One of the big changes Bill 29 made to the province’s access to information law was to give a list of documents that could not be released under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act because they were cabinet documents. Before then, the law in Newfoundland and Labrador, like the similar laws in ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Avoiding a cabinet shuffle #nlpoli

By the end of the week,  Premier Tom Marshall will be short at least two cabinet ministers. Paul Davis quit as health minister on Wednesday and Steve Kent is expected to follow on Thursday as both vie for the party leadership. On top of that he’s missing Joan Shea who quit last month. Some think ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Cabinet Shuffle Bored #nlpoli

The provincial Conservative Party is in the midst of such an intense revival of interest only about a dozen people turned out on Wednesday night for the annual general meeting of the district association in Mount Pearl South. They were there to elect delegates to the party convention in July.  Even though there’s no leadership ...

Impolitical: Random thoughts on the cabinet shuffle

If we must. Alternative blog post title could very well be: Everything old is new again. I agree with the Canadian Press header: “New faces in Harper’s cabinet overhaul, but old guard stands economic watch.” I also agree, unsurprisingly (!), with Bob Rae’s fun take on all the hullabaloo: “With shuffle, the Harper Revolution continues ...

Impolitical: Random thoughts on the cabinet shuffle

If we must. Alternative blog post title could very well be: Everything old is new again. I agree with the Canadian Press header: “New faces in Harper’s cabinet overhaul, but old guard stands economic watch.” I also agree, unsurprisingly (!), with Bob Rae’s fun take on all the hullabaloo: “With shuffle, the Harper Revolution continues ...

Impolitical: Random thoughts on the cabinet shuffle

If we must. Alternative blog post title could very well be: Everything old is new again. I agree with the Canadian Press header: “New faces in Harper’s cabinet overhaul, but old guard stands economic watch.” I also agree, unsurprisingly (!), with Bob Rae’s fun take on all the hullabaloo: “With shuffle, the Harper Revolution continues ...

LeDaro: Stephen Harper’s New Cabinet

Really? What is new?

Calgary Grit: Oh my God – they shuffled Kenney! Those Bastards!

New Title, Same Job The much-hyped Cabinet shuffle was about what you’d expect: retiring Ministers swept aside, talented backbenchers and Pierre Poilievre promoted, and a few big names swapping portfolios to give them a fresh start. The opposition will argue this is very much the same government as before, and they’re right – but that’s ...

LeDaro: Mike Duffy in Florida and money

I am disappointed by Harper’s Cabinet shuffle. I thought new finance minister will be Mike Duffy. He knows all about money.

somecanuckchick dot com: A Cabinet shuffle is a cabinet shuffle…

Then… Jason Kenney is out as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. Peter MacKay is out as Minister of National Defence. Christian Paradis is out as Minister of Industry. James Moore is out as Minister of Canadian Heritage. Rona Ambrose is out as Minister of State for Status of Women. Leona Aglukkaq is out as Minister ...

somecanuckchick dot com: The big news with #shuffle13?

As far as I’m concerned, the big news with #shuffle13 is the absence of Dean Del Mastro. Dean Del Mastro has served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, since 2011. In fact, Dean Del Mastro has logged more time [check Hansard] speaking as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Sex and the cabinet #nlpoli

If all the speculation about a cabinet shuffle in the near future turns out to be true, it will be interesting to see if Premier Kathy Dunderdale breaks the fundamentally sexist nature of her current cabinet. Kathy Dunderdale is justifiably proud of being the first woman premier in Newfoundland and Labrador’s history.  The fact that ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Polls, Politicians and Messages #nlpoli

Cabinet is where the real political power sits in a parliamentary democracy. Ministers have enormous power both individually and collectively. Only the first minister – the prime minister or premier – gets to decide who sits at the cabinet table. That’s a power first ministers are always careful to preserve because it is the ultimate ...

Northern Reflections: Too Smart To Stick Around

Pundits of all political stripes were expecting Stephen Harper to shuffle his cabinet this summer. Bev Oda left the cabinet yesterday and Julian Fantino replaced her. The shuffle was a fizzle. Why did Harper not deal the country another hand of cards? The truth is, no matter how he shuffles the deck, Harper knows he ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Apprentice #nlpoli

“We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganization; and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Truth in small things #nlpoli

If the truth may be found in the smallest of things, then the shifts and changes in Kathy Dunderdale’s second cabinet reveal a great deal. “It is very important to me that our government operates as efficiently as possible, while providing quality programs and services that meet the needs of the people of our province,” ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Quickie Cabinet Reaction: Happy Campers #nlpoli

If you don’t want the job, then quit:  All these people in cabinet and every one looks like they have had something shoved up inside them, sideways.  Even Kathy Dunderdale herself looks sour as sour can be in the picture illustrating the online CBC story. Big Winner:  The NDP.  The insurgent Dippers got a huge ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Cabinet swearing in at 10 AM #nlpoli

Kathy Dunderdale will be at Government House to see her second cabinet sworn in at 10:00 AM.. SRBP will will have the run-down later on Friday.   – srbp –

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The fine art of cabinet making #nlpoli

One of these people will replace Shawn Skinner as Capital City’s man in cabinet: Tom Osborne John Dinn Dan Crummell – srbp –

A BCer in Toronto: A curious start to Harper’s first majority government

I’m taking a brief break from Liberal navel-gazing to turn my attention to other affairs of state, namely yesterday’s cabinet shuffle and senate appointments by the “The Harper Government.” First, I should note that I’ve made an executive decision: I’m raising the bar on my partisan outrage trigger by about four notches. These guys are ...