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Rona Ambrose set to leave federal politics

Announcement by interim Conservative leader to be made Tuesday

May 15, 2017

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose is leaving federal politics, CBC News has confirmed.

The Edmonton MP will make the announcement Tuesday in Ottawa, sources tell CBC News. Ambrose informed the Conservative Party of her decision on Friday. The news was first reported Monday by iPolitics.

Conservatives are to pick their new leader at a convention on May 27 and Ambrose is expected to stay on as interim leader until then.

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Harper & HMS Erebus

National Geographic

So in 2008 Stephen Harper, the Conservative prime minister, decided to launch a new search for the lost Franklin ships. It was a crafty way of packaging a political agenda with the shiny wrapping of an adventure that speaks to the heart of Canadian nationalism.

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Canada and Syria - where do we stand?

I think a separate thread is needed to discuss the stand of Canadian political parties and personalities, and of activists and the movements, on the situation in Syria and the escalation of external intervention.

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Trudeau Cronyism

Given the Liberal Party of Canada's history this is not a surprise. I suspect this will not be the last case of cronyism under King Justin. So here is a thread to keep track of the good fortunes of his friends.

Data Sciences Inc, run by Trudeau’s boyhood friend, Tom Pitfield, is providing the party with “digital engagement” and support services for its powerful voter-contact database, Liberalist.

Neither the party nor Pitfield would say how much the agreement is worth to the firm, which Pitfield set up after his friend was elected party leader.

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