Posts Tagged ‘ Harper’s Senate appointments ’

Will yet another Canadian federal election happen at last in 2010?

Jan 4th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

I don’t usually admire the Conservative guru Tim Powers. But his January 2 note of caution on recent Canadian federal election speculation — from no less than John Ibbitson, Don Newman, and Norman Spector — seems at least somewhat wise. (Even if he left Jim Travers off his list, probably because Travers published on January […]



What Canadian politician said “We don’t support any Senate appointments”?

Aug 27th, 2009 | By | Category: In Brief

The answer is of course Stephen Harper — back in January 1996, when he had less experience with Canada’s wicked capital city. (And thanks to such twitterers here as ktorrie — who also notes “Stephen Harper is unequalled in Canadian history as the only Prime Minister to make 27 Senate appointments in a single year.”) […]