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The Salon is ONW’s weekly gathering place where three of Canada’s brightest and most respected political strategists – Rick Anderson, Anne McGrath and Richard Mahoney – come together to analyze national issues affecting Ontario.
April 3rd, 2013 edition: http://ontarionewswatch.com/onw-news.html?id=575
This week on Traction, pandas weren’t on Ottawa’s radar. Instead, the country was memorializing Ralph Klein, engaging in a discussion about backbencher politics in light of MP Mark Warawa, and looking at a fading conversation about the federal budget. Watch Jaime to find out what got the most traction across Ottawa and Canada.
Jaime remembers Ralph Klein this week on CBC. He and the panel go on to discuss trouble in the Tory caucus; are the Harper Government experiencing the ‘seven-year itch’? The panel also discuss Bob Rae, who stepped down as Liberal leader this week.
On the Political Traction radar this week, the federal budget had the most traction, in both Ottawa and Canada. Penashue and Keystone were the other two topics, but the budget certainly dominated the conversation.