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The Canadian Government

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Let's tell our new government NOT to call itself "The Trudeau Government". It's the Canadian Government
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Good idea, but do remember that we called the last one the Harper government much of the time.
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Is it the government calling itself that, or the media??
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Need to reform to a representative election or

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This lunacy started under Harper. Remember the memo he sent out specifically dictating all releases read "harper government" instead of Government of Canada.
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AirHoss wrote:. Remember the memo he sent out specifically dictating all releases read "harper government" instead of Government of Canada.
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I don't remember this, as it never actually happened. Yet another urban myth, that was immediately swallowed wholesale. Just like the myth that he supposedly said that Canadians wouldn't recognize Canada after he was through with it. Yet no one can actually find a speech anywhere that he said this. It was completely invented in 2006 by a Liberal attack ad. But who cares right?
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I Think wrote:Good idea, but do remember that we called the last one the Harper government much of the time.
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This practice was discontinued before the 2011 election.
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And aid to remembering:
“You won’t recognize Canada when I’m through with it,” warned Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2006, the harbinger of his boast the elevation of the role of the Canadian Forces.

http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comme ... laying-war
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More remembering aids:

From taking office in February 2006 until October 2007, the government was branded "Canada's New Government" and from late-2010 to mid-2011 it has been branded the "Harper Government".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premiersh ... hen_Harper
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flamingfingers wrote:And aid to remembering:

“You won’t recognize Canada when I’m through with it,” warned Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2006, the harbinger of his boast the elevation of the role of the Canadian Forces.
http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comme ... laying-war


and yet not really. I saw that quote too, but yet it's just a quote in a news article with no frame of reference as to when he said it. Because he didn't say it. Where that quote came from was Liberal attack ads in 2006, and this author has just attributed that quote to the Liberal attack ads, with no actual source. Shoddy journalism, but the kind we have come to expect in Canada when the media aren't fawning over Shiny Pony or Angry Tom.
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flamingfingers wrote:More remembering aids:

From taking office in February 2006 until October 2007, the government was branded "Canada's New Government" and from late-2010 to mid-2011 it has been branded the "Harper Government".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premiersh ... hen_Harper


And more not really at all. Where is this "memo" that was referenced in the post? That was the blarney that was sold to the public. And thank you also for proving my point that this term was essentially abandoned before the 2011 election, and yet for four years we had braying donkeys still crying about "the Harper government". Misinformation at its finest.
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The Green Barbarian wrote:This practice was discontinued before the 2011 election.

You're wrong yet again, the official practice actually began in 2011.

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j&q= ... 2446969164
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The Green Barbarian wrote:Where is this "memo" that was referenced in the post?


OTTAWA—It’s official: Stephen Harper rules.
And lest anyone forgets, a directive went out to public servants late last year that “Government of Canada” in federal communications should be replaced by “Harper Government.”

Public servants from four different line departments told The Canadian Press the instruction came from “the Centre” — meaning the Prime Minister’s Office and the Privy Council Office that serves the Prime Minister.

None would speak on the record for fear of retribution. It’s a well-grounded concern given the treatment of a senior government scientist who was fired in 2006 after rebelling against a directive to use “Canada’s new government” in government communications.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2011/03/03/tories_rebrand_government_of_canada_as_harper_government.html
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Hurtlander wrote:You're wrong yet again, the official practice actually began in 2011.

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j&q= ... 2446969164


Your link goes nowhere. It actually began in 2010 and ended in 2011. So no, I'm not "wrong again". Good grief, just admit it guys, you are crying about something that is over 4 years old and long gone.
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SmokeOnTheWater wrote:
None would speak on the record for fear of retribution.


of course they wouldn't. That just makes it so easy to avoid having to verify any of the information. Anyway, ok, so that's the first I've seen of actual proof (sort of) that the directive came from the top. And it ended in 2011. So who cares.
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