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A look back... by JAMIE NESBITT - Bulletin Editor

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Byelections give Liberals some cause for concern - NATIONAL AFFAIRS by Chantal Hébert
Gender parity was the hands-down winner of Monday’s five federal byelections. The Conservative brand was a close second, but not necessarily for reasons related to the continuing federal leadership campaign.
Where there were five male MPs on election night 2015, there are now four women and one man.
Mona Fortier, Mary Ng and Emmanuella Lambropoulos are Liberals from Ontario and Quebec. Stephanie Kusie is a Conservative from Alberta. (Stephen Harper’s successor as MP for Calgary Heritage is Bob Benzen.)
It will take many more election nights like Monday’s before women are no longer under-represented in the House of Commons.   Full Story >
Gwynne Dyer -South Africa -- Last Chance for the ANC
The African National Congress has ruled South Africa for 23 years, ever since the end of apartheid and the first free election in 1994. Twenty-three years is a very long time in politics, and you would expect it to be losing power some time around now. But it was a great and noble institution in its prime, and it would be a pity if its ending was merely squalid.
Nelson Mandela, the first ANC President of South Africa, was a secular saint admired world-wide. Mandela’s successor, Thabo Mbeki, was a honest and intelligent man, but also reclusive, completely lacking in empathy, and obsessive (he spent thousands of hours searching the internet for evidence that HIV did not cause AIDS, and at least half a million South Africans died because his government did not make the standard drugs available).  Full Story >
Just a few words... by Jon Nesbitt
DRIVING THE ISLAND  Full Story >
Sports by Bruce Penton
NHL SAYS NO TO OLYMPICS; FANS THE LOSERS  Full Story >
You! be the Judge
Tax People Want Drug
Money!  Full Story >
County to begin writing code of conduct 

Province grants $50,000 to city to help stimulate region’s economy 

Parking at JBS Canada Centre is still an issue 

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