THE CONDITION of our Mounties is lamentable (“What’s really killing the Mounties,” National, Nov. 26). The “old boys’ club” must go. This will ruffle feathers, but drastic measures are required to stop the sinking ship from going under.
Commodore Jennifer Bennett began her attachment to the navy at a young age—she was christened in a ship’s bell instead of the traditional basin. On Saturday, Bennett, 49, will become the first Canadian woman to head a naval formation when she assumes command of the nation’s 24 naval reserve divisions.
Last week the NDP caucus had to delay its special pre-election planning meeting because so many of its members had to get to Maclean’s Parliamentarian of the Year party. The NDP practically swept the awards, taking home four of the six honours.
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