This arrived in my inbox part of the routine propaganda from the PMO..... the one thing I find amusing in all this is the turn of phrase 'Canada's new government' .
How many 1 year olds are referred to as new babies?
January 24, 2007
Ottawa, OntarioPrime Minister Stephen Harper announced today that two Parliamentary Secretaries have received new assignments.Ted Menzies, Member of Parliament for the Alberta riding of Macleod and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, assumes the additional responsibility of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade.Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament for the Quebec riding of Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière and former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, becomes Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources.In announcing the changes, Prime Minister Harper said they were designed to improve the overall efficiency of Canada’s New Government by ensuring the skills and interests of all Parliamentary Secretaries are matched as closely as possible with their ministerial assignments.“Mr. Gourde and Mr. Menzies are talented, hard-working parliamentarians,” the Prime Minister said. “Today’s assignments recognize the effort and expertise they have displayed during our first year in office.”The new assignments were approved by Order in Council at today’s meeting of the Cabinet.