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Political Panel: February 2014 Archives

Political panel, Feb 28: Ukraine, Manning and baby Trudeau

Last week it was the Liberal policy conference, where it seemed the highlight for Liberals was Sophie Trudeau and her baby. Well, today, it was the Conservative conference (the Manning conference) and attention is being paid to... er, Sophie Trudeau and her baby.

 

Not every reporter has their eye on the maternity ward of the hospital today though; there's the Fair Elections Act to be dissected, and the ongoing issue of what Canada's stance on Ukraine will be. Our political panel, Julie van Dusen and Susan Delacourt, joined us with their thoughts on this and more.

 

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Political panel, Feb 21: Policies, and no policies, at the Liberal convention

This week, Julie van Dusen and Susan Delacourt run down what's been said (and not said) at the Liberal convention in Montreal. Will we get a taste of future election policy, or will the speeches be all style and no substance?

 

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Political panel, Feb 7: How much sick leave, exactly?

It's not that simple a question, as it turns out: how many sick days do public servants take a year? Treasury Board president Tony Clement lumped in paid and unpaid days when he came up with the number 18.2. But the Parliamentary Budget Officer says unpaid days shouldn't count, and therefore the number is more like 11.5.

 

To sort out the numbers, and what they mean, our political panel of Julie van Dusen and Susan Delacourt joined us.

 

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