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Donohue's first contract for Duffy almost $14,000 for unrelated work, court hears

Donohue's first contract for Duffy almost $14,000 for unrelated work, court hears
Though the original contract committed Gerald Donohue to providing writing and editing services to Mike Duffy, details in court Wednesday revealed the first payment went toward a project on aging for which the Senator received verbal advice from his personal trainer.

Sights and sounds from inside the 2015 media budget lock-up in Ottawa

Sights and sounds from inside the 2015 media budget lock-up in Ottawa
The Hill Times asks lobbyists, reporters, researchers and stakeholders what they were looking for in the 2015 federal budget.

Gerald Donohue not a Maple Ridge Media owner, but signed thousands of dollars of cheques from family firm, Duffy trial hears

Gerald Donohue not a Maple Ridge Media owner, but signed thousands of dollars of cheques from family firm, Duffy trial hears
The son of Gerald Donohue—a long-time friend of Sen. Duffy’s who up to now was believed to be the owner and head of Maple Ridge Media Inc., which received nearly $65,000 from Sen. Duffy’s office for research and consulting services—told court that his father was not an owner or executive officer of the firm at the time, or a shareholder, and, to the son’s knowledge, did not have signing authority for cheques.

Budget features ‘shot across bow’ to public sector unions over sick leave

Budget features ‘shot across bow’ to public sector unions over sick leave
Conservative government 'clearly signaling' its going to 'continue to tighten screws' on sick leave, says Queen's University professor Don Drummond.

Senate officials backdated $3,000 contract to P.E.I. consultant helping Sen. Duffy, trial hears

Senate officials backdated $3,000 contract to P.E.I. consultant helping Sen. Duffy, trial hears
Peter McQuaid, a veteran political backroomer in Prince Edward Island who was for a time chief of staff to former Conservative premier Pat Binns, provided consulting services to Sen. Duffy for three years, from shortly after he became a Senator until 2011.

Almost half of Canadians support Ukraine military mission: new poll

Almost half of Canadians support Ukraine military mission: new poll
Anglophones, males and Canadians living in Alberta and the prairies all polled more than 50 per cent in support of the mission, while half of those surveyed from Quebec and in lower income groups disapproved.

FEATURE

Sights and sounds from inside the 2015 media budget lock-up in Ottawa

Sights and sounds from inside the 2015 media budget lock-up in Ottawa
The Hill Times asks lobbyists, reporters, researchers and stakeholders what they were looking for in the 2015 federal budget.

Feds continue to tiptoe around committing to a national seniors’ strategy

Feds continue to tiptoe around committing to a national seniors’ strategy
Health Minister Rona Ambrose says the need for innovation in health care is one of the most pressing public policy challenges.

Health

Health

April 20, 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
Duffy’s lawyer clashes with former Senate finance chief over co-operation with Crown
Senate rejects $300 claim for makeup expense but approved $1,200 travel expense for 'Senate business' with no proof, Duffy trial hears
Feds to roll out ‘Herculean’ budget week communications strategy
Prime Minister Harper unlikely to be subpoenaed at Duffy trial: experts
‘Unnerving’ for former, current staffers waiting to testify at Duffy trial: insiders
‘Unnerving’ for former, current staffers waiting to testify at Duffy trial: insiders
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
Friday, April 24, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Vickers honoured at Douglas C. Frith dinner April 2, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Château Laurier Ballroom was packed on Tuesday, March 31 for the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians dinner.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The evening began with RCMP Cpl. Craig Kennedy's rendition of O Canada.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers was recognized as an honorary member of CAFP for his heroism as the Sergeant at Arms during the Oct. 22 shooting.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Peter O'Brian, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett and Steve Paikin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Rob Nicholson and former Liberal MP Sue Barnes.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Dean Allison.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Kevin Vickers and Conservative MP Ray Boughen.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
International Union of Operating Engineers' Steven Schumann and Canadian Labour's Nathan Rotman.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
House Deputy Speaker Joe Comartin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mary Dawson, Senator David Smith, and Sharon Sholzberg-Gray.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Senator Art Eggleton and Conservative MP Earl Dreeshen.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Independent MP Brent Rathgeber in conversation with TVO's Steve Paikin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Andrew Cardozo, Pearson Centre president.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Jay Aspin and Kevin Vickers.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Lobbyist Leo Duguay.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
TVO host and author Steve Paikin gave an impassioned speech on what he's learned about the allure of public life.

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