With federal departments being asked for savings of five to 10 per cent, opposition MPs worry that agriculture minister Gerry Ritz doesn’t have the clout to protect his key programs
by BARRY WILSON
For political junkies, this is an autumn to die for.
Seven provinces and territories have held or will hold elections this fall, including Ontario. Alberta Progressive Conservatives elected a new leader and premier (in a one-party state like Alberta, this passes as a provincial election, although just 76,000 voted) and elections are possible in other provinces where fixed election dates are not the law.