Monthly Archives: November 2015

Free from harassment – changes in the wind for charities and not-for-profits

In response to my post on the new federal government’s mandate letters, I received the following from regular “As I was saying…” reader, Donna Woloshyn: I took time to read each of the ministerial mandate letters and found a noteworthy … Continue reading

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Shadow Cabinet Appointments

Every party in the House of Commons forms a ‘shadow cabinet’ to mirror the government’s cabinet. Members of the shadow cabinet and critics follow the policies and activities of the Cabinet minister and their portfolio. Getting to know the critics … Continue reading

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Figuring out how Ottawa works these days…

I’ve been trying to absorb all the information about how the new federal government will work since it was sworn in just over 10 days ago. As we say in Ottawa, one needs to read the ‘signals’ to figure out … Continue reading

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