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Explosive sexual harassment allegations issue allows Tories to focus on agenda, leaves opposition parties distracted

Explosive sexual harassment allegations issue allows Tories to focus on agenda, leaves opposition parties distracted
The weeks NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau have spent managing the sexual harassment allegations fallout have allowed the government to regain control of its message.

House work on harassment progresses, but damage to Grit MPs done, say observers

House work on harassment progresses, but damage to Grit MPs done, say observers
NDP MP Jean Crowder says the way the harassment allegations have been dealt with has been a missed opportunity to ‘examine our own household.’

Feds’ First Nations Education Act should be scrapped, reset: AFN leadership candidates

Feds’ First Nations Education Act should be scrapped, reset: AFN leadership candidates
Regardless of who is elected as Assembly of First Nations national chief this week, the government’s controversial education bill is doomed, with all three candidates calling for a reset, and the Conservatives’ resource agenda could also face new challenges.

Party of One author Harris calls his book an ‘indictment’ of PM Harper

Party of One author Harris calls his book an ‘indictment’ of PM Harper
Michael Harris says he gets criticized as someone who doesn’t like Prime Minister Stephen Harper, but he says he doesn’t know Mr. Harper or dislike him. He just doesn’t like what Mr. Harper has done to the country.

Mulcair voted most valuable politician in 2014, Trudeau and May ranked second, third

Mulcair voted most valuable politician in 2014, Trudeau and May ranked second, third
Justin Trudeau’s high ranking for both Most Valuable Politician and Least Valuable suggests ‘we’re in for a really brutal partisan election coming up,’ says Lorne Bozinoff.

All-Party Women’s Caucus tells Speaker Scheer they’re ‘happy to help’ inform on Hill sexual harassment policies

All-Party Women’s Caucus tells Speaker Scheer they’re ‘happy to help’ inform on Hill sexual harassment policies
A handful of MPs on the All-Party Women’s Caucus met with House Speaker Andrew Scheer Monday morning to discuss how they can help to establish a harassment policy as both the Commons Board of Internal Economy and a Subcommittee of Procedure and House Affairs begin work on the explosive issue.

FEATURE
Innovation

Innovation

December 1, 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
Federal parties step up fundraising drives in possible sign of early election: Graves
GTA ridings ‘critical’ to next federal election’s outcome, say observers
MPs ‘happy’ there’s a new House harassment policy, but expert says MPs should not oversee process
Feds leave $321-million unspent for green programs, overspend on oil and gas research, ads
Feds tout ‘productive’ House session, NDP, Libs slam Tories’ time allocation
Feds tout ‘productive’ House session, NDP, Libs slam Tories’ time allocation
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
Thursday, December 18, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

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