Putting the blue in blue ribbon
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has finally announced his appointees to the "blue-ribbon" panel that's supposed to work out an employment-insurance deal with Liberals this summer. (The Liberal half of the panel is made up of MPs Marlene Jennings and Mike Savage, along with Ignatieff's policy guy, Kevin Chan.) Here's the Conservative side:
PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WORKING GROUP
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the appointment of the Government's members of the Employment Insurance working group.
The Government's representatives on the working group are:
• Hon. Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development;
• Pierre Poilievre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister;
• Malcolm Brown, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Human Resources and Skills Development.