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The shuffle: What has Harper accomplished?

Paul Wells on what Harper has tried to do — and what he’s taken care not to

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So the dust has settled on Stephen Harper’s most elaborate cabinet shuffle since he was first elected in 2006. What’s been accomplished? As always, it’s worthwhile considering both what Harper has sought to do — and what he has taken care not to do. This new cabinet’s quietest members will speak as loudly as some of the loudest. This afternoon I stared at a point in space 30 degrees away from a video camera and delivered my thoughts: