Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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NEWS

Feds should use any budget surplus to accelerate investment in infrastructure

They should also boost measures to improve business innovation, strengthen the skills level of Canadians and improve the participation of low-income Canadians in the workforce.

House breaks, Cabinet ministers publicize $31.2-million in government funding announcements so far

House breaks, Cabinet ministers publicize $31.2-million in government funding announcements so far
Nine Cabinet Ministers and at least one backbench MP launched Parliament’s two-week spring recess with a binge of $31.2-million in government funding announcements, records of the statements show.

FEATURE

‘Jim never forgot his working-class roots’

‘Jim never forgot his working-class roots’
MPs recall former finance minister Jim Flaherty, whose sense of humour connected him to people.

‘We lost the war in Afghanistan and it broke my heart’: Graeme Smith

‘We lost the war in Afghanistan and it broke my heart’: Graeme Smith
Graeme Smith takes a grisly look at Afghanistan in his bestselling book, The Dog Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan.

MacMillan says Great War a warning in our own times

MacMillan says Great War a warning in our own times
Margaret MacMillan’s The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 shortlisted for this year’s Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

Transportation

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April 7, 2014
LIST/CHART/SURVEYS
  • Cabinet’s Directors of Communications and Chiefs of Staff List 2014, updated
  • The 81 Closest Ridings Where MPs Won by 10 Per Cent or Less
  • Conservative Policy Convention Agenda
THIS WEEK'S HILL TIMES
‘Most of major attacks on democracy in C-23 left untouched by Senators’ in committee report, say NDP, Libs
Senate committee’s proposed changes to feds’ elections bill look like a lifeline for Poilievre
Prime Minister Harper could trigger early election after 2015 budget
Tory-dominated Senate committee to recommend major changes to feds’ elections bill
Quebec emerging as two-way race between Liberals, NDP in next election
Quebec emerging as two-way race between Liberals, NDP in next election
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
EDITORIAL
Mary Walsh dares politicos to ambush her for a change
Come on down! 'The only comedy festival you can skate to,' Rick Mercer invites Hill Times readers to the Cracking up the Capital Comedy Festival in Ottawa, Feb. 5-8, 2014

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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