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On the duty to be loyal

December 18th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Work - (Comments Off on On the duty to be loyal)

The public service was in the news a lot this election and continue to be so now that we have a new Liberal government. First when they applauded a visit by the new Prime Minister to Foreign Affairs and now because of a report put out by Canadians for Tax Fairness. The report consisted of …
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Things my father taught me

June 9th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on Things my father taught me)

My father passed away at the beginning of May. He was a professor and a researcher. Though he started in journalism, his area of expertise was disaster research. He started in the field studying the spread of information. Technically an academic, though I don’t think he would have describe himself that way. If our father-daughter relationship wasn’t …
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Professional Development

April 29th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Learning | Work - (Comments Off on Professional Development)

I have the summer off before my Masters program starts in September. This also means that I have two months off by myself before my daughter gets off school. I am very excited about this time because it gives me more time to think and focus and prepare for next year and then what follows. …
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What we do not know

March 28th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Work - (Comments Off on What we do not know)

I was brought to tears many times during Progress Summit (#prgrs15), but one of the panels that affected me the most was the panel on Canada’s Indigenous peoples. The panel was made up of Marie Wilson, one of three commissioners for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission; Perry Bellegarde, the current National Chief of the AFN, …
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Dropping out

March 12th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Women's Issues | Work - (Comments Off on Dropping out)

After one year of maternity leave I was ready to go back to work. I was very, very ready. I had put us on my city’s centralized waiting list just after I found out I was pregnant and with just a few weeks left before my return to work we had yet to receive a …
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Famous 3

March 10th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on Famous 3)

I had the pleasure of attending the Famous 5 Ottawa luncheon on March 9 that included a panel of women involved in the 2015 federal election campaigns. This is the first time in Canadian history that the three major campaigns (Conservative, Liberal and NDP) have female campaign directors. The Green Party campaign is also being …
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Changing media, changing campaigns

March 7th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on Changing media, changing campaigns)

The topic in one of my classes this week is campaigning and one of our readings is specifically about the 2011 Canadian federal election. I was excited to read the chapter because it was directly related to my job on the campaign – media and social media – and it brings up some very interesting …
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Balancing: It’s an Act

March 5th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Women's Issues | Work - (Comments Off on Balancing: It’s an Act)

Scrolling through my Twitter feed the other day came across this tweet: A professor at Dalhousie is concerned about a trend of companies offering to pay for women to freeze their eggs so they can delay having children until later in life. Reading the article where she talks about things like having school and work …
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#SheWillRun

March 1st, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Women's Issues | Work - (Comments Off on #SheWillRun)

Last week I had the pleasure of attending an event put on by my university’s Equal Voice chapter. The event was called #SheWillRun: Women on the Campaign Trail and featured a panel of three female MPs and one female candidate. The panelists were (from left to right as they sat on stage): NDP MP Mylene …
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A right

February 6th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on A right)

Today the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously that Canadians have a right to ask their doctor to help them die. The decision was in response to a challenge from the BC Civil Liberties Association. From the Globe and Mail: “Canadian adults who are mentally competent and suffering intolerably and permanently have the right to …
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