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Truth and Reconciliation Commission to mark end of work after six years, in Ottawa
Starting May 31, hundreds of people will gather in Ottawa to mark the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s work, with 600 residential school survivors expected to attend.


NEWS

Analysts hoping search and rescue RFP means procurement finally moving

NDP MP Pat Martin: ‘Ten years later, we’re still no closer to getting a new replacement search and rescue fleet of aircraft. What is the matter with these people?’

Procurement on warship design, fitting to be intense, competitive: analysts

Procurement on warship design, fitting to be intense, competitive: analysts
The actual shipbuilding work is the minority of the actual work by dollar value, says David Perry.

Reserve force review coming before election, Defence Minister Kenney says

Delayed release had critics warning about political motivations for putting it off.

Sexual misconduct, new CDS, mission updates to keep House Defence Committee busy in final weeks

Sexual misconduct, new CDS, mission updates to keep House Defence Committee busy in final weeks
The 10 MPs on the House National Defence Committee will be juggling half a dozen different files as they look to get final updates on Canada’s ongoing missions and to fit in a full roster of departmental witness requests.

Speculation increasing that 2015 election writ will be dropped in August

Speculation increasing that 2015 election writ will be dropped in August
Opposition MPs say they have heard speculation about a possible Conservative plan to begin the election period perhaps as early as Aug. 5 after the Finance Canada ads on the universal child care benefits end.

FEATURE

ISIS mission: Canada’s fighter jets to be called upon with ‘significant frequency in the weeks to come,’ says Kenney

ISIS mission: Canada’s fighter jets to be called upon with ‘significant frequency in the weeks to come,’ says Kenney
Defence Minister Jason Kenney talks about Canadian missions, the National Defence Department procurement record, military spending and tying loose ends in his file ahead of the election.

Dysfunctional democracy, corrupted institutions will lead to ‘chaos of disintegrating society’: Chris Hedges

Dysfunctional democracy, corrupted institutions will lead to ‘chaos of disintegrating society’: Chris Hedges
‘C-51 is as bad as anything we have in the States. It’s hardly limited to America. We’re just further along the path than Canada is,’ author says.

May press gallery speech a stumble, not a fall, say strategists

May press gallery speech a stumble, not a fall, say strategists
While some say Elizabeth May’s performance raises legitimate questions and will serve as future partisan fodder, others argue reaction to the failed comedy act, hardly the first of its kind, has been overblown.

Defence

Defence

May 25, 2015
LIST/CHART/SURVEYS
  • Manning Centre Networking Conference Schedule
  • Organizations that Have Lobbied on 'Climate' in 2014
  • MPs Not Running For Re-Election 2015
THIS WEEK'S HILL TIMES
House wants local police forces to patrol MPs' constituency office areas
Hill construction hiding former PM Pearson statue
Harper advises Tory MPs not to travel internationally until after 2015 election
Leaders’ televised debate posturing first glimpse of upcoming nasty election campaign
Budget bill debate, partisanship to define final weeks of 41st House
Budget bill debate, partisanship to define final weeks of 41st House
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
EDITORIAL
Sights and sounds from inside the 2015 media budget lock-up in Ottawa
Armed RCMP clear Sparks Street and seach building tops for shooters
Parliamentary Calendar
Thursday, May 28, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, President of the SOCAN Board of Directors Stan Meissner, and SOCAN Chief Quebec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, pictured May 12 at the event.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Gord Brown, chair of the House Canadian Heritage Committee.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Pierre Nantel take a selfie during the concert.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Canadian performing artist Sarah Slean.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
DFATD Director General Marcel Lebleu, Environics Communications' Louis-Charles Roy, Alex Nevsky, and ESDC's Philippe Bernier-Arcand.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Back Row: Stéphane Dion, Sarah Slean, Mr. Brown, Eric Baptiste, Pierre Nantel, Stan Meissner, James Cowan. Front Row: Marc Ouellette, Geneviève Côté, Alex Nevsky, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Gabriel Gratton.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Gabriel Gratton, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Alex Nevsky performing.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, SOCAN's Geneviève Côté, and Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Sarah Slean and NDP MP Tyrone Benskin.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Terrence Young, SOCAN's Stan Meissner, and Eric Baptiste.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Tom Mulcair's current, and former chiefs of staff Alain Gaul and Raoul Gébert, with SOCAN's Eric Baptiste.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Sen. Cowan, Sarah Slean, and Stan Meissner.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics Communications' Alex Bushell, with NDP MPs Carol Hughes and Djaouida Sellah.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Alex Nevsky and Environics Communications' Greg MacEachern.

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