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As important as the cabinet posts announced today: cabinet committees.
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Randi Zuckerberg tweeted: Congrats Wildfire! There are officially now more Zuckerberg family members working for Google than Facebook! #awkward ;)
Mark Zuckerberg's younger sister, Arielle, is now a Google employee.
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Google should keep her password privileges low for a while till we figure this out...I smell a rat...:-)
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A new report by former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay says it's time for Canada to end supply management of the dairy industry — and that there's no reason to fear political fallout for doing so.
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I've been meaning to start a blog for the Travers Fellowship, but so far haven't had the time to find the right platform. I thought I'd try Google+ for now and see how that goes, especially since until I travel, I won't have a lot of photos to share.

Planning had been going pretty well as I started the slow process of setting up visits to different projects in Ethiopia and Tanzania. I'm already a month or so away from my planned departure. But the past few days I started hearing a bit more about the problems Ethiopia's election could cause - difficulties getting a journalist visa, maybe some travel restrictions.

A May election and its travel consequences just weren't on my radar when I wrote my pitch in November.

Now it turns out it's likely there will be a travel ban imposed, possibly until the end of June. So even if I made it into the country before that happened, it could be hard to get out. Plus, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Development and Trade could put their projects on hold around the election, and some NGOs will place restrictions on their workers.

All of that means Ethiopia is no longer an option for me. I intend to be back in Canada by mid-June, writing and editing my work.

I'm now looking for a new country to visit. Back to square one after five months of research on Ethiopia.
Canada's significant investment in maternal, newborn and child health in developing countries is focus of 2015 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship. On behalf of the Fellowship Awards Committee, Carleton University's Susan Harada, associate director of the School of Journalism and ...
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Big adventure.Good things will unfold...enjoy.Bonnie
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This is a really well-written piece by Matthew Pearson about the death of gay bookstores.
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/What+comes+After+Stonewall/7001836/story.html
Has the gay liberation movement killed the very bookstores that it helped inspire? And if so, what’s been lost? There is no straight or easy answer, it seems.
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The Stonewall Movement was 44 years ago. The ruling of The Supreme Court the other day was a victory for the LGBTQ Community and proves the efforts of those who came before us are working! It is more important now more than ever to fight the good fight and keep the memory of Stonewall live. We are attempting to do so with an important historical comic book project on The Stonewall Riots and you can help make it happen by donating to our crowd sourcing efforts. Please contribute and share our cause. Solidarity keeps us proud! http://igg.me/p/354842
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One year and $28,000 later, the showers and locker rooms at the Parliament Hill Fitness Centre got new floors. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/07/03/pol-parliament-hill-shower-renovations-peek-into-contracting.html
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Ama refugee from congo leaving in high insecurity in uganda.risking to die any time.i want to be reinstated for protection.am homeless and stateless.pls advise
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I write about politics. That means I spend my days digging through reports, watching question period and trying to find politicians to talk to me.
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Research, writing, pestering people by phone and email, and live-tweeting.
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  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
    Senior online politics writer, 2011 - present
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2015 Travers Fellow. Politics reporter. Dictionary user. Wine drinker. Fashion lover. Pub trivia competitor.
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I report on politics and Parliament Hill for CBC.ca, with sometimes diversions onto radio and CBC News Network. I cover the ongoing fall-out from the 2008 and 2011 elections, as well as democratic reform (that means robocalls and other Elections Canada investigations). I also follow women's health and the big stories of the day.

Other newsrooms I've passed through include Sun Media, Embassy Newspaper and CTV, all in their Hill bureaus. I've also worked for the Ottawa Citizen and the Vancouver Province covering local news.
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Skilled in chasing, following my instincts and using documents to build background for stories. Almost a decade of experience working on Parliament Hill and a solid understanding of how legislatures function.
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