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Stronach takes over moribund dem ref portfolio

Earlier this year, former democratic renewal minister Mauril Bélanger claimed he was still in a "diagnostic stage" with regard to addressing democratic reform. Now, a third minister in a year is taking over this file.

Setting aside the gory details of how she got the job, as the new minister for "democratic renewal," Belinda Stronach has an opportunity to jumpstart the Liberal government's moribund efforts to address Canada's democratic deficit.

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Stronach takes over moribund dem ref portfolio

Earlier this year, former democratic renewal minister Mauril Bélanger claimed he was still in a "diagnostic stage" with regard to addressing democratic reform. Now, a third minister in a year is taking over this file.

Setting aside the gory details of how she got the job, as the new minister for "democratic renewal," Belinda Stronach has an opportunity to jumpstart the Liberal government's moribund efforts to address Canada's democratic deficit.

  

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Friday, January 30, 2015
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Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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