June 17, 2019

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Politics 204 for August 17


Quote of the Day

  • “In Canada, nobody is ever overthrown because nobody gives a damn.” – Mordechai Richler, Canadian writer

On the election

  • Conservative leader Stephen Harper makes a campaign stop in Fredricton, New Brunswick on Monday, August 17, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    Conservative leader Stephen Harper makes a campaign stop in Fredricton, New Brunswick on Monday, August 17, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    What exactly is a technical recession?: A lot of talk about if Canada is or isn’t in a recession with the term technical recession being bandied about – whatever that means. Mia Rabson will be breaking down what key economic indicators are, and trying to do some explaining of the various economic claims made by the three main parties.
  • Say hello to a familiar face: Former Liberal prime minister Paul Martin showed up today at candidate Jim Carr’s campaign headquarters. Winnipeg South Centre is a hotly contested seat and Martin was here to help bolster Carr’s candidacy.

Outside the election

  • Winnipeg School Division Trustees Sherri Rollins and Chris Broughton at a board meeting last November. Broughton was public called out by trustee Cathy Collins.  John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg Free Press)

    Winnipeg School Division Trustees Sherri Rollins and Chris Broughton at a board meeting last November. Broughton was public called out by trustee Cathy Collins. John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press

    Conflict in conflict of interest: The province’s legislative affairs committee meets today to being the process of hiring Manitoba’s next conflict of interest commissioner. Ron Perozzo, 67, retires at the end of the year. MLAs have had a spotty record in promptly replacing independent officers of the legislative assembly. It took more than three years for MLAs to replace the last ombudsman and the last chief electoral officer. In both cases, deputies served in acting roles until a successor was named.
  • And speaking of conflict: Moments after Winnipeg School Division trustees self-righteously argued that they had no idea how or why investigator Prof. John Wiens wanted them to log inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour by trustees, trustee Cathy Collins humiliated trustee Chris Broughton at a public meeting.

In case you missed it

  • WSD board meet some of the report recommendations, fighting others:
  • Candidates applaud court decision on Kapyong Barricks:

Other voices

  • Tragedy in Bangkok today. The Guardian writes about the bombing of a Hindu shrine.
  • The New York Time examines the lives of three London teenagers and how they were lured by IS.
  • The ongoing discussion about rape on campus is the subject of a piece by the Los Angeles Times.

Today in history

  • On this date in 1871, in Old Fort Garry Manitoba, Lt. Governor Adams G. Archibald 1814-1892 negotiates Treaty #2 in Southern Manitoba with Chippewa (Ojibway); awards them 57,452 sq km; $3 per Indian, acreage.

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