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Doodle fiercely

November 9th, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Learning | Personal | Work - (Comments Off on Doodle fiercely)

I was reading this book Fierce Conversations, which is supposed to be about achieving success at work and in life, but I’ve been really struggling to get through it, and I think today was the final straw. There was a section about hosting a meeting, and it suggested starting off by asking everyone to put …
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Junkie

May 16th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on Junkie)

All my life I have been a bit of a breaking news junkie. I didn’t really realize this until I went to journalism school and figured out that I was a quick, precise writer. Unfortunately at the time I did not figure out that political journalism was a better fit for me than sports journalism. …
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Pride of Country

April 4th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Work - (Comments Off on Pride of Country)

Canada’s Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould – the first Indigenous person to hold the position – has been in South Africa. While there, Wilson-Raybould spoke about the 150th anniversary of Canada’s celebration, which we are celebrating this year. She spoke about the fact that it is difficult, as an Indigenous person in Canada to celebrate …
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Insider Baseball

April 2nd, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Work - (Comments Off on Insider Baseball)

My brain has slowly been working on something over the past few days, trying to think this through based on all the information that’s come at me since budget day. You see, I went to a panel the day after budget day and listening to some great minds, and I also read a bunch of …
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33 per cent

March 27th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Work - (Comments Off on 33 per cent)

In last week’s federal budget, the government announced intentions to give new parents the option of extending their leave to 18 months instead of the 12 months most are now eligible for under EI rules. (With the same conditions applying). At first I had a good reaction to this change. Assuming that parents would still …
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Everyday People

March 24th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Personal | Work - (Comments Off on Everyday People)

Intellectually I know that not everyone in the country cares as much as I do about what’s happening in Ottawa and on Parliament Hill. I know a lot of people don’t understand it as much as I do. But in practice I have a really hard time acknowledging the fact that there are some people …
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NDP Party

March 13th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Work - (Comments Off on NDP Party)

Today was the first debate in the race to become the next NDP leader. I don’t remember much about the last race. I was working in the leader’s office at the time and we weren’t allowed to openly support candidates. I also wasn’t a member of the party and thus didn’t have a vote. At …
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The good and the bad

August 13th, 2016 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on The good and the bad)

It has been very interesting looking at my Facebook memories this week because apparently it was this week nine years ago that I got and started my first job out of university. It’s a bit hard to look back on because the excitement and optimism that I’m seeing this week turned into the worst job …
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Lessons in Crisis Comms

May 21st, 2016 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on Lessons in Crisis Comms)

This week an incident took place on the floor of the House of Commons. I wrote some thoughts about the whole thing here, but I’m assuming everyone knows to what I am referring. In the aftermath both opposition parties have commented multiple times, including a rare appearance in front of the media together by the …
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Time to get flexible

May 16th, 2016 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Work - (Comments Off on Time to get flexible)

Today the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, MaryAnn Mihychuk, announced a new government consultation on flexible work. This consultation  allows “every federally regulated worker the right to formally request a flexible work arrangement” and it has been a long time coming as far as I’m concerned. The work world has changed, the economy has …
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