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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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