May 16, 2011

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The first mistake

MICHAEL IGNATIEFF’S gaze drifted upward, past the ceiling of the foyer of the House of Commons and, as it seemed, toward heaven. It was Friday, March 25. The House of Commons had just voted, by 165 votes to 145, in support of this Liberal motion: “That the House agrees with the finding of the standing committee on procedure and House affairs that the government is in contempt of Parliament, which is unprecedented in Canadian parliamentary history, and consequently, the House has lost confidence in the government.”
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The orange wave rises

“IT’S WHETHER we elect parliamentarians to bicker or build that will be the defining issue of our time,” Jack Layton said at the Toronto convention where he became NDP leader on Jan. 26, 2003. “And we say, let’s build.” Kudos for prescience, then.
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Not feeling the love

IF EVERYONE INVOLVED is telling the truth about what happened on budget day, then the election happened because the Conservatives and New Democrats didn’t understand each other. Brad Lavigne is a former chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students.
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Turning up the heat

THE GOVERNMENT Congress Centre across from the Château Laurier used to be the old Ottawa train station. In the 1960s, government planners decided they had a better idea and moved the trains out to a secluded corner of southeastern Ottawa.
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The velocity of indignation

LATER, WHEN EVERYTHING went crazy and pollsters started projecting 100 seats for the NDP, the people running the other parties’ campaigns were still mystified about how it happened. Was it the debates? That’s when the New Democrats began a long, steady climb in the polls.
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1985 - 2011 David Stewart Arthur Cleverley

DAVID STEWART ARTHUR CLEVERLEY was born on March 30, 1985, in Prince George, B.C., the fourth child and only son for Donald, a teacher, and Lori, a bank manager. When David was three, the Cleverleys moved to Ontario. The pulp mill in Prince George had set off David’s sister Megan’s allergies, and Don’s entire family settled in Cambridge.
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A new power couple

DEMOCRACY, GREAT AND terrible as the sea: unknowable, implacable, irresistible, destroyer of parties, deliverer of others, humbler of leaders, elector of bricklayers and assistant pub managers. Tremble before it, and stay out of its path when it moves.
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THIS TIME THEY GOT IT RIGHT

SHE WORE A tiara borrowed from her new grandmother, and diamond drop earrings, a wedding gift from her beloved parents, and that dress, which so perfectly captured the spirit of the day: a confluence of the modern and the traditional; a sense that the monarchy, the country and the couple were moving forward, with a fond look back.
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A COVERT AFFAIR: JULIA CHILD AND PAUL CHILD IN THE OSS

Such is the interest in Julia Child and her devoted husband, Paul, sparked by Nora Ephron’s film Julie & Julia, that a prequel to the couple’s boeuf bourguignon days was inevitable. Now it’s here, sort of, with A Covert Affair, Jennet Conant’s fascinating chronicle of life inside the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during the Second World War and the anti-Communist hysteria that followed.
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