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NDP, House prepare for Federal Court fight over secretive Commons Board of Internal Economy, $1-million free mailings

NDP, House prepare for Federal Court fight over secretive Commons Board of Internal Economy, $1-million free mailings
Lawyers for the NDP and the House of Commons are squaring off for a Federal Court battle over whether the court has the power to order a secretive board that governs the Commons to disclose confidential files for a ruling that the NDP violated House bylaws with more than $1-million worth of free mailings.

Liberals on offensive over support to legalize marijuana

Liberals on offensive over support to legalize marijuana
The Liberal Party blitzed an email to thousands of party supporters and members last Friday, arguing the Conservative position in favor of maintaining criminal laws prohibiting marijuana possession will only prop up a regime that has failed to keep teenagers from using cannabis, while evidence in the U.S. over the past year shows legalization works.

FEATURE

‘Whistleblowing is like riding a tiger: the moment you do this, you’re marked’

Health Canada scientist Shiv Chopra, who spoke out about drug approvals, is still fighting for his job 10 years later.

Former chief actuary of Canada says he’s no whistleblower

Former chief actuary of Canada says he’s no whistleblower
For a time after his firing, former chief actuary of Canada Bernard Dussault said he was unable to find work in a federally- regulated industry reluctant to hire him.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

August 11, 2014
LIST/CHART/SURVEYS
  • Federal department spending changes: 2006-2007 to 2012-2013
  • Federal spending under PM Harper's Conservative government
  • Cabinet’s Directors of Communications and Chiefs of Staff List 2014
THIS WEEK'S HILL TIMES
Mandatory voting would erode Conservatives’ strategic advantage, say experts
Tory MPs uneasy about polls, upcoming new ridings, poised to return to ‘cutthroat,’ ‘brutal’ House next week
Expect Conservatives to better communicate slow-growth economy, say experts
Vote-rich Ontario’s 15 new ridings to be ‘in play’
After decades of infighting, Trudeau’s popularity galvanizes Liberals
After decades of infighting, Trudeau’s popularity galvanizes Liberals
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
EDITORIAL
The Lobby Monitor team accepts the nomination from Canada's Lobbying Commissioner's Office to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Sept. 11, 2014
Canda's Lobbying Commissioner's Office accepts GRIC nomination to ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, then challenged The Lobby Monitor to do it.

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, September 15, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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