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comment by WanderingEng

    Canada is waking up to a new government.

How fast is the transition to then new government? As an American I'm used to about ten weeks of the outgoing administration still in office before then new president is inaugurated, replacing the predecessor. Is there a similar transition in Canadian federal government?

elizabeth  ·  2068 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I heard on the CBC that Harper is still MP for 10 days and Justin will take over after. But, Harper stepped down yesterday and the conservatives will be looking for a new leader now.

As a Montrealaer, I'm pretty glad the MP is from my hometown. Historically, it always meant more good things for the city. (Shawinigan would be even more of a shit whole if it wasn't for Jean Chr├ętien back in the day)

lil  ·  2068 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm not really sure. The first step is to choose a new cabinet. That announcement should come out shortly. He says it will be half the size of the previous cabinet and half of the members will be women. We'll see. It will take time to sweep out all the offices and paint them red.