Media Buy a New Cabinet


Media Buy a New Cabinet
October 31, 2008
by Drew Nelles

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was likely pleased when he scanned the headlines this morning about his big, shiny new cabinet. “Solid team for tough conditions,” the Post declares. “New team for tough times,” says the Star. “A bold cabinet,” La Presse announces. And everyone is pumped about the 11 women members (out of 38), three of whom are rookies. That brings Harper’s cabinet gender balance roughly in line with that of Brian Mulroney, Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin – not to mention that bringing Leona Aglukkaq to Health makes her Canada’s first-ever Inuit cabinet minister. On The National’s At Issue panel, Chantal Hébert suggests that the shuffle was intended to reward loyalists and shore… Read more »


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