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Liberal Party’s foreign and military policy platform

We are posting below those parts of the Liberal Party’s “Real Change” platform for the 42nd General Election concerning Canada’s relations with other countries and the structure and make-up of Canada’s military.

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Changing of the guard: Canada’s new government takes office

At 10:30 am on November 4, surrounded by a lot of hoopla, Justin Trudeau was sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister. Prior to that, Stephen Harper tendered his formal resignation to the Governor General in a private meeting.

The cabinet is comprised of 31 members including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who is also Minister for Youth and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. It is comprised of 15 women and 16 men. The average age is 52, with ages ranging from 30 to 69. Continue reading

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The New Government: Diversity

Diversity • Cabinet Ministers • Cabinet Committees

Renewal Update – A joke making the rounds questions the diversity in the composition of the new Liberal government. “All I see is Liberals,” the punchline says. Continue reading

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The New Government: Accountability

Today the Liberal Party, which won a majority of seats in the House of Commons in the 42nd general election on October 19, forms the new government. The Prime Minister-designate will take various oaths of office following which the people he has appointed to form his Cabinet will do likewise. All of it takes place at Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General, the representative of the Queen of England who is the official head of state of Canada. Continue reading

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The new government: What to expect

Tomorrow the new government of Justin Trudeau gets sworn in. The media will be filled with news about everything from the choice of cabinet ministers and their backgrounds to what Trudeau’s wife is wearing and hoopla which promotes the Camelot image the Trudeau team is presenting for this administration. In this sense, we know what to expect tomorrow when the swearing in takes place. It may be followed by a press conference at which Trudeau says something about what to expect next.

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Helter-skelter transition: The astonishing Harper-Trudeau ‘transfer of power’

Helter skelter means confusion. Sometimes it implies things done with undue haste, commensurate with disorder. Is this what is happening with the transition to the new government? Or has arbitrariness and the arrogance that goes along with it, and secrecy for that matter, just become a way of life? Continue reading

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MLPC deliberates on problems facing Canadians post-election

The candidates and campaign teams of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada (MLPC) held get-togethers in different parts of the country on October 25 to begin discussion on the significance of the election results and on the work for empowerment under the conditions of a Liberal majority. Continue reading

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