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Getting the national story straight

Getting the national story straight

But how well we accommodate the rights and interests of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis is the test foreigners will apply to Canada as a potential global role model.



Harper shuffles senior ranks of public service

Harper shuffles senior ranks of public service
Richard Fadden becomes PM's national security adviser, among other moves in bureaucratic shuffle

Harper’s assimilation agenda just had a head-on collision with indigenous resistance

Harper’s assimilation agenda just had a head-on collision with indigenous resistance
This is our refusal to watch our children’s futures assimilate into oblivion. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the AFN both need to seriously consider their next steps.

Federal response to AG report on First Nations emergency preparedness ‘a start,’ but not enough, says AFN regional chief

Federal response to AG report on First Nations emergency preparedness ‘a start,’ but not enough, says AFN regional chief
Opposition says auditor general’s latest findings call into question the government’s fiscal management.

Aboriginal business leaders see paradigm shift in new economic opportunities

Aboriginal business leaders see paradigm shift in new economic opportunities
But access to equity and the Indian Act remain barriers to economic development.

Federal Conservatives taking ‘big government’ approach to First Nations

Critics say the Tories are continuing to impose policies top-down on First Nations.

‘I’m not the First Nations Prime Minister’


‘I’m not the First Nations Prime Minister’

AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo talks Idle No More, Northern Gateway, Neil Young, and the year ahead.

Reconciling my two Canadas

Reconciling my two Canadas
Leaving the reconciling to indigenous peoples alone will not do. Indigenous people recognize the need to heal from the past, but too often some are being pushed to forgive before they are ready—or before the harm is acknowledged. Canada also needs to recognize its own wounds and the scars that have not completely healed.

Time for feds to bring in effective modern treaty implementation policy: land claims agreement coalition

Time for feds to bring in effective modern treaty implementation policy: land claims agreement coalition
The willful neglect of the principles expressed in this proclamation underlies the conflict that has characterized this relationship since 1763. While many non-aboriginal Canadians would like to ‘turn the page’ on this legacy, this document remains fundamental to the relationship between Canada and aboriginal peoples.

Algonquin land claim, a journey of reconciliation

Algonquin land claim, a journey of reconciliation
A final treaty will provide economic development, social and cultural opportunities that will not only benefit the Algonquins of Ontario, but provide tremendous advantage to our neighbours living within Eastern Ontario.

COLUMNS
Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
MPs, federal candidates take part in Ottawa's Capital Pride Parade, Aug. 23 Aug. 24, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

On Sunday, Aug. 23 Ottawa celebrated its 30th annual pride march through downtown. All four main political parties had a contingent in the parade, with the Liberals first in the line of marchers. Here Orleans candidate Andrew Leslie and a slightly hidden Ottawa South MP David McGuinty walk together, alongside dozens of supporters. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

Ottawa Centre Liberal candidate Catherine McKenna. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

More Liberal supporters march in the parade. Liberal MPP for Ottawa Centre Yasir Naqvi, Ottawa-West Nepean candidate Anita Vandenbeld, Kanata-Carleton candidate Karen McCrimmon, and Hull-Alymer candidate Greg Fergus were marching too. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

The local Green party contingent in the parade threw their support around Kanata-Carleton candidate Andrew West. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

The New Democrats making their way onto the parade route, flanked by local unions UFCW Locals 175 & 633, and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

NDP candidate for Orleans Nancy Tremblay was all smiles next to Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

Paul Dewar and the NDP supporters were yelling "Happy Pride" as they marched. Carleton candidate kc Larocque, Kanata-Carleton candidate John Hansen, Ottawa South candidate George Brown, and Nepean candidate Sean Devine were there, too. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

Despite a petition looking to ban the LGBTory contingent from marching in the parade, about two-dozen supporters took part, holding signs that included "I kissed a Tory and I liked it," and "I am Conservative, I support trans rights." The latter was inspired by backlash over Bill C-279,  the trans bill of rights that was killed by Conservative Senators during the last session of Parliament. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

Nepean Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod, and Ottawa Centre federal candidate Damian Konstantinakos (far right) were the only politicians The Hill Times spotted among the LGBTory contingent.

Ontario Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod. She also marched earlier this summer in the Toronto Pride Parade alongside Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

The LGBTorys were joined by Melissa Hudson, the chair of Trans-Action Group, a non-profit focused on Transgender health and employment. As well, some marchers carried signs, seen above, that list the 18 federal MPs past and present who "stand with" the LGBTorys. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

The LGBTory contingent calls themselves the 'Rainbow Conservatives of Canada" according to a handout they had at their tent set up as part of the street fair alongside the parade. All parties had sign-up lists at their booths, looking to gain supporters and volunteers. On the handout, it says they want to "break the left wing monopoly on the LGBT community," and includes quotes from former Foreign Affairs minister John Baird, and former VP of the Ottawa Centre Conservative Association Fred Litwin

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