Thursday, November 06, 2008

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Ministry drops 'social' from name


As Americans herald a new political era of social inclusion, Canada's government has stripped the words 'social development' from the title of one of its largest cabinet posts.

Diane Finley became the new minister last week of Human Resources and Skills Development -- formerly known as Human Resources and Social Development.

Conservatives say the un-heralded name change signals renewed focus on skills training and a faltering economy.

"It was intentional, obviously," said Kory Teneycke, spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper.


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