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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Canadian Politics

For John, BLUFInteresting, but not serious.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Meanwhile, up in Canada, there is some movement with the Progressive order.

The report, from Sunday, is from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, by Reporter Éric Grenier.

Here is how it starts:

Justin Trudeau and his ministers will gather this week for a cabinet retreat in Calgary, site of a Liberal breakthrough in the last election that will soon be put to the test in a pair of byelections.

The Liberals won two seats in Calgary in 2015 — the party's first victories in the city in almost 50 years — and Trudeau's team will look to take advantage of its time there on Monday and Tuesday to build on that progress.

Campaigns to fill the seats vacated by former prime minister Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney need to be kicked off soon.  The deadline in Harper's Calgary Heritage riding is Feb. 25 and in Kenney's Midnapore it's March 22.

Translation notes:

Liberal Party means the left.
Riding is Brit Speak for an Parliamentary district.
While this is pretty upbeat from a Liberal point of view, I am not sure Canada will be able to resist the global trend for more conservative governments.

Hat tip to James Buba.

Regards  —  Cliff

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