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MPs use PMBs as chance to bolster legislative record pre-election
Eleven private members’ bills have been tabled in 2015. They’re unlikely to move but MPs say they’re useful to point to when it comes to defending their work when the writ drops.


NEWS

Centre Block’s renos to be largest rehab ever undertaken by Public Works

Centre Block’s renos to be largest rehab ever undertaken by Public Works
MPs recently got an update on the Hill’s $3-billion renovations approved to date. Public Works expects work on Centre Block—which begins in 2018—to be ‘unprecedented’ in scale and scope.

Parties pushing millennial-relevant issues could be key to their political engagement, says McGrane

Parties pushing millennial-relevant issues could be key to their political engagement, says McGrane
'Putting forward a bold vision to appeal to young people could be key to ushering a new and progressive era of Canadian politics,' says University of Saskatchewan Professor David McGrane.

Federal government should invest in its people, even if it means deficits, says economist

Federal government should invest in its people, even if it means deficits, says economist
Speaking at the Broadbent Institute’s Progress Summit on March 28, Armine Yalnizyan said that the countries that are moving forward in the world are investing in their people through social programs such as childcare, municipal infrastructure and education. Canada is falling behind.

Canadian democracy has declined under PM Harper, say Bourrie, Harris

Canadian democracy has declined under PM Harper, say Bourrie, Harris
Authors Mark Bourrie and Michael Harris said democracy has suffered under the Conservative government at a Broadbent Institute Progress Summit panel discussion headlined 'The Great Unravelling: Why it Matters How Canada has become Less Democratic.'

FEATURE

Idle No More a ‘remarkable assertion of aboriginal identity, confidence’: Coates

Idle No More a ‘remarkable assertion of aboriginal identity, confidence’: Coates
Author Ken Coates says he was amazed by the breadth of the Idle No More movement, the fact that it was in big cities and small towns, that it was primarily driven by young aboriginal people, and that it was so incredibly peaceful.

Progressives can change political landscape, says Broadbent

Progressives can  change political landscape, says Broadbent
Ed Broadbent talks about winning conditions for the NDP in the next federal election.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

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  • MPs Not Running For Re-Election 2015
THIS WEEK'S HILL TIMES
Next election ‘very likely’ most expensive in Canadian history, say political insiders
Time to turn page on disgraced MPs Andrews, Pacetti, say insiders
Canada’s new public service watchdog too close to office’s past wrongs, critics say
Conservative Senator Manning mulls run for House seat in Avalon
Feds expected to amend Bill C-51
Feds expected to amend Bill C-51
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
EDITORIAL
Armed RCMP clear Sparks Street and seach building tops for shooters
The Lobby Monitor team accepts the nomination from Canada's Lobbying Commissioner's Office to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Sept. 11, 2014

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, March 30, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2015 - Day 3 panels March 28, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Charles Taylor spoke about diversity, secularism and the path to an inclusive, progressive Quebec and Canada.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Charles Taylor did a Q&A with author Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Political philosopher Charles Taylor.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Toronto Star columnist Susan Delacourt moderated a panel called The Great Unravelling: Why It Matters How Canada has Become Less Democratic.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Kill the Messengers author Mark Bourrie spoke on a panel called The Great Unravelling: Why It Matters How Canada has Become Less Democratic.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Party of One author Mike Harris spoke on a panel called The Great Unravelling: Why It Matters How Canada has Become Less Democratic.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

University of Montreal's Frederic Merand spoke on a panel called The Great Unravelling: Why It Matters How Canada has Become Less Democratic.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Fair Vote Canada executive director Kelly Carmichael spoke on a panel called The Great Unravelling: Why It Matters How Canada has Become Less Democratic.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

The Great Unravelling: Why It Matters How Canada has Become Less Democratic panel: Kelly Carmichael, Frederic Merand, Michael Harris, Mark Bourrie and moderator Susan Delacourt.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Facebook's Kevin Chan, spoke about how Facebook can help power campaigns and engage Canadians.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Don Guy introduced the Great Debate panelists.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Armine Yalnizyan and Tom Clark, moderator of the Great Debate on Spending versus Austerity: Time to invest or cut?

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

The Great Debate on Spending versus Austerity: Time to invest or cut? panel: Monte Solberg, Philip Cross, Linda McQuaig, Armine Yalnizyan and Tom Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Former Conservative Cabinet minister Monte Solberg, left, and former StatsCan chief analyst Philip Cross.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives economist Armine Yalnizyan.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

NDP Toronto Centre candidate and author Linda McQuaig.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

The Fikcle Mellennials? Progressive values and political engagement panel -- Millennial Project policy adviser David Kitching, Juno award-winning rapper and host of CBC's Q Shad, Toronto District School Board trustee Ausma Malik, University of Saskatchewan professor David McGrane and Macleans' Aaron Wherry.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Toronto District School Board trustee Ausma Malik.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

University of Saskatchewan political scientist David McGrane and Macleans' Aaron Wherry.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Juno award-winning rapper Shad, host of CBC's Q.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Carbon progress: Paris and Beyond panelists Johanne Whitmore, Gerard Fuchs, moderator Mike De Souza, Coralie Deny, and Sidney Ribaux

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