Category Archives: Federal Election 2015

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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A to-do list for the new government from Elizabeth May

I received a post from Elizabeth May outlining a long list of items that the new government needs to fix. It’s a good list and speaks to some of the issues I’ve been concerned about including the security law (C-51) … Continue reading

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Oh What a Night!

After the long election campaign, Canadians voted yesterday for change. And change we got. Many in the literacy world along with non-government organizations, charities, and labour unions breathed a sigh of relief after years of funding cuts and being isolated … Continue reading

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For the record…

Earlier this week, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released The Harper Record 2008 – 2015 edited by Teresa Healy and Stuart Trew. I had the privilege of reviewing the chapter by University of Victoria professor Donna Wood, “Hollowing out … Continue reading

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Liberals provide their response to questions on adult education and literacy

On September 8th, a statement from a network of organizations and researchers in adult education was released which included a series of questions for each of the political parties in the upcoming election (see my blog post: International Literacy Day … Continue reading

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The NDP provides the first response to questions on adult education and literacy

On September 8th, a statement from a network of organizations and researchers in adult education was released which included a series of questions for each of the political parties in the upcoming election (see my blog post: International Literacy Day … Continue reading

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