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OttawaWatch 208: Grey and Gibson.

Article synopsis: Discusses the Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff’s new “coalition” with the Conservative Party. In addition, the article talks about the annual Mel Smith Lecture held at Trinity Western University where Deb Grey, a Reform/Canadian Alliance Member of Parliament spoke on "Power, Parliament and Preston Manning". The article also briefly discusses the upcoming Manning Networking Conference in March.

OttawaWatch 264: Stackhouse and innovation.

Article synopsis: Discusses Globe and Mail pieces about Preston Manning statement for the need for better practices in business, public services and democracy, and Reginald Stackhouse comment to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government to “stay focused on big issues and stop getting into trouble over secondary ones".

OttawaWatch 292: Cardus and rodeo sensibilities.

Article synopsis: Discusses multiple topics including Finance Minister Jim Flaherty speech to the Ottawa Canadian Club suggesting that a three-party Lib-NDP-Bloc coalition would cost Canada 400,000 jobs. In addition, the article talks about think tanks, such as Cardus that focuses on a Christian approach to social thought and development. The article also speaks to Preston Manning's opinion of think tanks where he emphasises the need for more than simple reflection to matters.

OttawaWatch 314: A fast trip through the far west.

Article synopsis: Discusses the newly opened central library in the author's neighbourhood of Whalley in Surrey, BC. The article also talks about a 25 years ago story regarding Ted Byfield and Preston Manning known as the "Report Reunion" event.

OttawaWatch 315: Two voices.

Article synopsis: Author encourages readers to watch two journalists over the next few years, Ken Whyte and Paul Wells, both of Maclean's Magazine. The article also discusses the "Report Reunion" event held in Edmonton, Alberta where Ted Byfiled and Preston Manning spoke about the role of faith in politics.

OttawaWatch 354: Considering the CAUT context.

Article synopsis: Considers the position of Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has on the following topics: Carleton University’s admission and a problem with the $15 million donor agreement, which CAUT raised as an concern; CAUT's threat to boycott Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo if they did not “amend the governance structure for the (jointly-run) Balsillie School of International Affairs so that academic integrity is ensured''; CAUT inquiry on academic freedom at Trinity Western University; UNESCO establishing a chair in astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences at Islamic University in Gaza; the Preston Manning Centre for Building Democracy at Carleton University the concern that it is "proudly partisan"; and the Manning Centre, Cardus and the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada “special briefing” in Ottawa on the subject of “Big Society”.

OttawaWatch 377: Some Collaborative Thoughts.

Article synopsis: Discusses collaborative and conciliatory politics with the following examples: move by Danielle Smith and Wild Rose colleagues, to join the governing Progressive Conservative caucus, in Alberta; a hint by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, that carbon pricing by the Alberta government might be a good model for emulation by North America’s senior governments; the re-election in Surrey, British Columbia (BC) of a centre/right/left coalition at both the city council and school board levels; settlement of the teacher's strike in BC; and, the election of John Tory as mayor of Toronto.

OttawaWatch 43: Locker rooms and a one-trick pony.

Article synopsis: Discusses the release of The Secret Mulroney Tapes by Peter C. Newman, followed closely by the public launch of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy, both provides interesting sidelights for the Christian community who are interested in politics.

OttawaWatch 5: Hope, music under the Peace Tower.

Article synopsis: Despite the contention of some Christians that faith was absent on Parliament Hill, the author maintained the opposite. Later in the article, there is a continued report on the Parliamentary discussion on same-sex marriage.

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