What’s Happening at HRSDC?
Here’s a conundrum. Diane Finley was appointed as Minister of Human Resources and SKILLS Development, though the Minister she replaces was the Minister of Human Resources and SOCIAL Development. If you go to the web site for the Department of Human Resources and SOCIAL Development, you’ll find that the Minister is the Minister of Human Resources and SKILLS Development.
By way of recent history, a separate Department and Minister of Social Development (Ken Dryden) briefly existed at the end of the Liberal regime, but the two parts of HRSDC were re combined by Harper.
Was the change in title intended to send a signal that the social development role is being downgraded?
That’s a good catch. Errr, but the link doesn’t work.
FYI, the link is fixed now.
I just came across this article from the Canadian Press, which quotes Stephen Harper’s spokesman, Kory Teneycke, saying that the change was intended.