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New poll shows Canadians support making anthem gender neutral

New poll shows Canadians support making anthem gender neutral
Fifty-eight per cent of Canadians strongly or somewhat approve of changing the Canadian national anthem's lyrics from 'in all thy sons command' to 'in all of us command,' according to a new poll.

Senate knew of contracting, residency failings as early as 2010, argues Sen. Duffy's defence lawyer

Senate knew of contracting, residency failings as early as 2010, argues Sen. Duffy's defence lawyer
An internal Senate audit by Ernst & Young in 2010 found ‘There is a lack of clear guidelines and criteria clarifying what activities constitute a Parliamentary function’ and ‘there is no clear guidance between partisan activities relating to Senate business (allowable expenses) and partisan activities on behalf of political party.’

Duffy tried to skirt contracting rules, says Crown in bribery, fraud, breach of trust trial

Duffy tried to skirt contracting rules, says Crown in bribery, fraud, breach of trust trial
Suspended Senator Mike Duffy pressed the Senate administration in one instance to increase a yearly contract spending limit for the old friend, Gerald Donahue, in order to boost a contract from $10,000 to nearly $14,000 only two days before the end of the fiscal year in March 2010

FEATURE
Transportation

Transportation

April 6, 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 trial hears more about Maple Ridge Media payments to ‘sub-contractors’
Duffy used friend's consulting business to pay for personal training, makeup, volunteer with Senate funds, says Crown
Duffy criminal trial a no-win situation for Conservatives, but too early to say if it will stick
Duffy feels ‘isolated’ and ‘betrayed,’ but optimistic about legal victory: Harris
Will Duffy trial compel Tories to move on overdue accountability reforms?
Will Duffy trial compel Tories to move on overdue accountability reforms?
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, April 20, 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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