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High soapbox, visible, Ivison can be unpredictable

John Ivison, National Post columnist

John Ivison, who was born in Robbie Burns’ home town of Dumfries, Scotland, came to Canada in 1996 after reporting for The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh. He started as a journalist at The Financial Post, where he spent five years and held the position of deputy editor. After covering Queen’s Park, Mr. Ivison was dispatched to Ottawa. As columnist for one of Canada’s national newspapers, Mr. Ivison has a high soapbox. He’s also one of the herd of journalists who frequently pops up on TV news network political panels, such as Evan Solomon’s Power and Politics. Mr. Ivison puts a lot of effort into covering foreign policy issues. His columns are well-written, eclectic, and unpredictable. He delves into serious policy issues at the national level but sometimes takes a tough look at provincial issues, such as the way Ontario runs its lottery and gambling operations. Mr. Ivison has a strong presence on Twitter and blogs on the National Post’s Full Comment web page.

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High soapbox, visible, Ivison can be unpredictable

John Ivison, National Post columnist

John Ivison, who was born in Robbie Burns’ home town of Dumfries, Scotland, came to Canada in 1996 after reporting for The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh. He started as a journalist at The Financial Post, where he spent five years and held the position of deputy editor. After covering Queen’s Park, Mr. Ivison was dispatched to Ottawa. As columnist for one of Canada’s national newspapers, Mr. Ivison has a high soapbox. He’s also one of the herd of journalists who frequently pops up on TV news network political panels, such as Evan Solomon’s Power and Politics. Mr. Ivison puts a lot of effort into covering foreign policy issues. His columns are well-written, eclectic, and unpredictable. He delves into serious policy issues at the national level but sometimes takes a tough look at provincial issues, such as the way Ontario runs its lottery and gambling operations. Mr. Ivison has a strong presence on Twitter and blogs on the National Post’s Full Comment web page.

  

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Friday, September 19, 2014
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Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
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The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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