Your Friday Fill(ibuster)

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Friday, April 12, 2013 View Count = 5135

Your Friday Fill(ibuster)

 

On Wednesday, Samara’s “Lost in Translation” inspired an episode of TVO’s The Agenda. Our Project Manager Fiona’s cat was engrossed by MP Brent Rathgeber’s take on MP independence.

Even The Economist is watching, they talk about Warawagate in “Revenge of the Bobbleheads” .

Conservative MP James Rajotte  says, "When you watch our Parliament, you have to ask yourself, ‘Is this a substantive exchange of views? Is this really putting pressure on the government to answer serious questions?”

While we work to get inside Parliament’s head, Google gets inside its walls.

This just in -Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau are distant cousins! In other news Fiona’s cat and PM Stephen Harper’s cat share a feline ancestor.

NDP to focus on data mining at the party's convention this weekend.

Activists are also getting in on the "big data" trend.

Meanwhile, Justin Trudeau takes a page from Barack Obama’s playbook.

Should political parties be legally responsible for their staff? This former Chief Electoral Officer thinks so.

And, whatever you thought of them, Margaret Thatcher’s politics certainly left a legacy. Here are some of her most famous quotes.

Jobs! Events! Ventures! Opportunities!

Apathy is Boring is looking for an Executive Director.

Help fund “My City Hall” and “Ma Mairie” – new online platforms that will make city politics more transparent and participatory. More "online tools for better democracy" from Open North.

Are you a young leader interested in public policy? Apply to the Banff forum!




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