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Budget’s $900-million cut in sick leave doesn’t account for replacement plan
The feds calculated a $1.4-billion liability for future sick leave entitlements. But the government has not provided any details of its new plan, saying it can’t get into specifics while still negotiating with the unions.


NEWS

Akin heads new Sun Media Hill bureau under Postmedia Network

Akin heads new Sun Media Hill bureau under Postmedia Network
David Akin is back writing a column three times a week for the Sun Media, now owned by the Postmedia Network.

Feds 'missing great chance' to tackle climate change: Mitchell

Feds 'missing great chance' to tackle climate change: Mitchell
'We know this is an issue. You can’t see the president of the United States and the Pope talking about this in such vehement terms and not think there’s something we should do,' says Sea Sick author Alanna Mitchell.

Military ‘hostile,’ ‘disrespectful’ ‘demeaning to women’: report

Military ‘hostile,’ ‘disrespectful’ ‘demeaning to women’: report
Chief of Defence Staff Tom Lawson releases independent report from former Supreme Court justice Marie Deschamps on sexual harassment and misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Duffy trial may not conclude until November

Duffy trial may not conclude until November
Suspended Senator Mike Duffy's trial for fraud, breach of trust and bribery started on April 7 and is scheduled to adjourn at the end of next week. It will resume June 1 until June 16, but court has already indicated the trial will not end on that date. All sides are discussing when and how to extend the sittings.

FEATURE

Speaker Nolin remembered as compassionate leader who defended, unified Senate

Speaker Nolin remembered as compassionate leader who defended, unified Senate
Liberal Sen. Jim Munson said Pierre Claude Nolin had so many plans, so many new ideas and he was a unifying force in the Senate.

Enough with the vitriol, time to start the civil conversation

Enough with the vitriol, time to start the civil conversation
In his new book, The Great Divide, William Gairdner says populations in the democratic world are becoming ‘irreconcilably divided.’ And that’s not good for democracy.

This sorry scheme of things

This sorry scheme of things
Today’s Senate problem can be broken down into three major overlapping components: the quality (or otherwise) of appointees to the Chamber, its takeover by rampant partisanship, and the basic modality of how it operates.

Banking and Finance

Banking and Finance

May 4, 2015
LIST/CHART/SURVEYS
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THIS WEEK'S HILL TIMES
Feds 'missing in action' on sexual assault, harassment in Armed Forces, say critics
Duffy's lawyer insists on public discussion of trial schedule
AG’s confidential reports refer tens of thousands of misspending to Senate Internal Economy Committee: sources
‘One shooter does not define a nation’: AP reporter Kathy Gannon, on being shot in Afghanistan
Lobbyists worry about ‘chill,’ some MPs still unclear about rules on lobbyist gifts, meals
Lobbyists worry about ‘chill,’ some MPs still unclear about rules on lobbyist gifts, meals
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
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Press Freedom Advocates Look Back on a Bloody Year May 4, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Château Laurier was filled with journalists and press freedom advocates Thursday, April 30.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Don Newman moderated the luncheon again this year.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Globe and Mail's Shawn McCarthy, Canada Council of the Arts' Simon Brault, and AP's Kathy Gannon, accepting the 17th annual Canadian World Press Freedom Award.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
AP reporter Kathy Gannon giving a speech about what press freedom means to her, during the luncheon.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
University of Ottawa's Anne McIlroy, Free the Children's Shelley Page, and Maclean's Sue Allan.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
University of Ottawa professor Tolga Yalkin, and Global News' Jacques Bourbeau.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
First place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Signe Wilkinson.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
Second place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Elchicotriste.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
Third place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Ebrahim Ghanei.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
House Speaker's D.Comms Heather Bradley, Andrew House, and Chris Day.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Earnscliffe's Geoff Norquay and Hugh Scott from RX&D.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Kristie Jones and Katie Tenenhouse of Reporters Without Borders.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Mohamed Fahmy joined the celebrations via video message.

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