By The Associated Press - Monday, December 3, 2012 - 0 Comments
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Former presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is getting…
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Former presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is getting a new job title: member of Marriott International’s board of directors.
He’s held the post with the hotel chain twice before.
The first time was from 1993 to 2002, when he left to campaign for governor of Massachusetts, and from 2009 to 2011, when he left to start his campaign for the presidency.
It’s the first job announcement Romney has made since being defeated in the November election by President Barack Obama.
Romney has kept a low profile since the election.
He’s spent the past month largely in seclusion at his family’s California home.
Marriott International Inc. is based in Maryland.
By Aaron Wherry - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 10:36 AM - 37 Comments
The government once again threatens back-to-work legislation and this time the Labour Minister muses vaguely of amending the Canadian Labour Code.
There’s something wrong in this case, and does that mean there’s something wrong in the code?” she said. “And if there is, what do we do about it? But the beginning part is analyzing the facts at hand to see if it’s a one-off … or is it a case where the code, which is 100 years old, has to be taken a look at.” Raitt said there are no changes planned, but that she is starting a process to see whether adjustments might be needed in the future.
“If we do have a problem and maybe it is a flaw in the system, we should discover it now and if we need to make changes we can make changes,” the minister said.
See previously: The right to strike
By Aaron Wherry - Friday, June 24, 2011 at 12:11 AM - 0 Comments
With the NDP’s Matthew Kellway on his feet addressing the House, debate of Bill C-6 has now carried over into a new day, at least so far as the outside world is concerned. Mr. Kellway is not quite electric, but the discussion remains mostly on topic*.
Under the rules of debate, MPs are entitled to speak for 20 minutes, with another 10 minutes subsequently set aside for questions and comments from other members.The Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition are not so restricted and earlier tonight Jack Layton took about 50 minutes to say just about everything he could say about the subject at hand. We are now on our third Speaker of the evening (Andrew Scheer having ceded the chair to Bruce Stanton who has ceded the chair to Barry Devolin). The NDP is promising to propose amendments, but not quite yet.
*Spoke too soon. Michael Chong has risen on a point of order to note that members are not supposed to read their speeches from prepared texts and the House is now gripped with vaguely debating the principles, practicalities and conventions related to this point.