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    The Senate Scandal Is Really Stephen’s Scandal

    Blog | Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013
    I tweeted last night that Andrew Coyne had the best line of the day. In his Post Media column he called the senate events “edifying” and went on to describe the situation as one of “discreet...

    The mania for monuments

    Blog | Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013
    My intention with the Speech from the Throne, as in all my work as a Member of Parliament, is to quicken the pulse of democracy  -- to find ways to increase awareness  among Canadians about the...

    Two years

    Blog | Saturday, 19 Oct 2013
    Two years.Two years today -- that’s how long we have to prepare for the next election.As Deputy National Campaign Manager for the 2015 election, my job starts right now.Two years may seem like an...

    Cross-Canada Townhall Road Trip

    Blog | Wednesday, 09 Oct 2013
    Since my last article in Island Tides, I have spoken almost from coast to coast to coast: from Victoria to Halifax and Fredericton, and to our north—Whitehorse and Dawson City. As we drove by Lake...

    Why we need a national Lyme disease strategy

    Blog | Sunday, 06 Oct 2013
    I know a health policy briefing should touch on all areas of health policy. We have critical issues ahead as we work to protect universal access to top-notch health care, reduce wait-times and drug...

    Taking Town Halls on the Road

    Blog | Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013
    From September 4-13, I held the fall 2013 round of Town Halls in Saanich-Gulf Islands.  The Town Hall meeting is my favourite way to connect directly with voters between elections.  And the fact that...

    Doing Enbridge’s homework

    Blog | Thursday, 12 Sep 2013
    The very idea that the federal government, having slashed scientific research into climate change, freshwater science, ozone depletion and contamination of marine mammals (to provide an incomplete...

    Reality Check: Northern Gateway Project

    Blog | Friday, 06 Sep 2013
    We were anticipating that the Conservative response to our press conference about the internal government activity, labeled "Northern Gateway Project," consuming $78 million this year and $42 million...