User:CJCurrie

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My contributions

Many of my contributions have addressed aspects of Canadian political history. These are the pages with which I've been especially thorough:

Politicians

Alberta

Manitoba

Ontario

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Political parties

Manitoba:

Ontario:

Electoral divisions

Manitoba:

Leadership conventions

Manitoba:

List pages

Manitoba:

To do: Fix Stephen Probyn article, which is more than a bit propagandistic in its current form (8 Janurary 2009).

Other countries

I've also written some articles on politics and politicians outside of Canada. I haven't been as thorough with these pages as I have with the Canadian pages listed above (i.e., I haven't filled in every red link), but I'd like to think I've been fairly comprehensive all the same:

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Italy
  • Vittorio Coco (a Canadian journalist who has sought election to the Italian Senate)
  • Basilio Giordano (a Canadian journalist who has served in the Italian Senate since 2008)
  • Renato Turano (who represented Italian citizens living in Canada from 2006 to 2008)
Saint Lucia
Serbia (entries arranged via the Latin alphabet)
Syria

Notes on style

When I started writing Wikipedia articles in 2004, I didn't take a systematic approach to article style. I take this matter more seriously today, and I'm trying to ensure that the articles I write are basically consistent.

This means, of course, that I'll need to make stylistic changes on several articles I've already written. This is an ongoing process.

Capitalization

When I started on Wikipedia, I wrote articles in what is sometimes called "up style" (i.e., capitalizing as many names as possible). I'm now inclined to go with "down style" instead, wherein capitalization is used only when necessary.

In "down style," titles are (usually) only capitalized when used as part of someone's name. For instance, one would write "and then Premier Gary Doer did such-and-such" but "Manitoba's premier, Gary Doer, did such-and-such" or "Manitoba premier Gary Doer did such-and-such."

For a while, I was using a strange combination of "up" and "down" styles (e.g., "minister of Finance"). I've now decided that isn't quite appropriate, and that I should use "down style" more consistently.

Note that this only applies to capitalization in sentences (not in information boxes and other ancillary areas).

Here's how I'm dealing with ambiguous cases: