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Liberal Senators frustrated by Tories’ heavy crime agenda, proposed changes to PMB rules

Liberal Senators frustrated by Tories’ heavy crime agenda, proposed changes to PMB rules
Liberal Senators are concerned that the long list of justice-themed private members’ bills aren’t given the proper consideration before becoming law as the government seeks new powers to allow for time allocation in the Senate on private members’ business.

Feds’ consumer-friendly policy contributes to CRTC predicament

Feds’ consumer-friendly policy contributes to CRTC predicament
The federal government’s pursuit of a consumer-driven broadcasting policy instead of a more comprehensive digital strategy has left the CRTC in a difficult position when it comes to regulating internet video services, experts say, and there’s little chance a more thoughtful policy will emerge in an election year.

Organizations lobbying on climate adaptation get government’s ear

Organizations lobbying on climate adaptation get government’s ear
Total insurance claims related to catastrophic weather events in Canada have surpassed $1-billion in every year since 2009, the IBC reports.

Every Monday morning, some 300 NDP staffers meet on the Hill

They say the weekly meetings boost the team’s effectiveness and morale.

Opposition MPs say Chong’s reform bill evidence of government backbenchers’ frustration

Opposition MPs say Chong’s reform bill evidence of government backbenchers’ frustration
Opposition MPs who plan to vote for a bill Conservative MP Michael Chong has proposed as a start to reigning in the power wielded by prime ministers and party leaders are citing the bill as evidence of the depth of government backbench frustration with Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s control over his caucus.

FEATURE

Tide turning, marketers look to political strategists for inspiration

Tide turning, marketers look to political strategists for inspiration
Clive Veroni’s book Spin explains why marketers are now looking to savvy political strategists to learn how to move products.

Construction continues on Hill as major projects plug along

Construction continues on Hill as major projects plug along
An inside look at West Block renovations

Biotechnology

Biotechnology

September 22, 2014
LIST/CHART/SURVEYS
  • Organizations that Have Lobbied on 'Climate' in 2014
  • MPs Not Running For Re-Election 2015
  • 50 vulnerable ridings
THIS WEEK'S HILL TIMES
Opposition MPs raise concerns over ‘highly political’ ministers’ regional offices
BOIE-NDP court battle puts Speaker in ‘awkward’ spot while making House rulings, MPs say
Quebec court injunction raises questions if feds muzzled top scientist on Energy East
Feds’ anti-prostitution legislation ‘destined’ for a legal challenge, could take years
Some 50 MPs running in vulnerable ridings next time
Some 50 MPs running in vulnerable ridings next time
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
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Chantal Hébert's Morning After book launch at Métropolitain Brasserie in Ottawa: Sept. 24 Sept. 30, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser, a former Toronto Star Hill journalist, and Jim Armour, vice-president at Summa Strategies, a former Conservative and Reform Party staffer.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Chantal Hébert, national affairs columnist for The Toronto Star and author of The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and The Day That Almost Was. Ms. Hébert launched her book on Sept. 24 in Ottawa at the Métropolitain Brasserie where plenty of political players turned up from the Hill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Canada's former chief electoral officer, and Quebec Liberal Senator Dennis Dawson.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Bruce Anderson, a partner at i2 Ideas & Issues Advertising, who hosted the book launch. Mr. Anderson is a panellist on CBC's At Issue along with Ms. Hébert and Andrew Coyne.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Kate Purchase, communications director for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Quebec Liberal Sen. Dennis Dawson, Jim Patrick of Shaw Communications, and Global TV's Tom Clark.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser and Bruce Anderson of i2 Ideas & Issues Advertising.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Patrick Kennedy, director of government relations for CF Industries, flips through a copy of Chantal Hébert's book, The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and The Day That Almost Was.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Jim Armour, vice-president at Summa Strategies, is the happy new owner of The Morning After.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Chantal Hébert and former Conservative MP Ted Menzies.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Journalist Daniel L'Heureux, Mylène Dupere, communications director for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, and Jean Lapierre, who helped Ms. Hébert write the book. Mr. Lapierre is also a former Bloc Québécois MP who later joined Paul Martin's Liberals and was a federal Cabinet minister. Today, he's a pundit.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Leslie Swartman, director of public affairs at MDA Information Systems, and former Liberal Cabinet minister Jean Lapierre. Ms. Swartman used to work for Mr. Lapierre when he was in the Paul Martin Cabinet.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Anne Marie Creskey, publisher of The Hill Times, and Hill Times reporter Rachel Aiello.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Former Conservative MP Ted Menzies and Global TV's Tom Clark.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Bruce Anderson and Chantal Hébert.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Michel Liboiron, director of government relations at CIBC, and Postmedia News reporter and columnist Stephen Maher.

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