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MPs naive, ill-informed on public service

Steve Hindle says MPs need better briefings

MPs are naively in the dark and need to get briefed as soon as possible on the "fundamental changes" going on in the federal public service, says Steve Hindle, president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).

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MPs naive, ill-informed on public service

Steve Hindle says MPs need better briefings

MPs are naively in the dark and need to get briefed as soon as possible on the "fundamental changes" going on in the federal public service, says Steve Hindle, president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).

  

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
An enlightening evening at this year's Politics and the Pen Gala March 13, 2015

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About 500 of Canada's most prominent people packed the Fairmont Château Laurier on Wednesday, March 11.

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Government Leader in the Senate Claude Carignan, ministers Christian Paradis and Chris Alexander, Conservative MP Joan Crockett, CTV's Mercedes Stephenson, and event member of the Politics and the Pen organizing committee Dan Mader.

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Authors Steven Galloway and Alison Loat, Catherine McKenna, Gerald Butts, Elizabeth Gray-Smith, and John Ivison.

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Andrew Saxton, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Finance.

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Politics and the Pen co-chair Jill Scheer and her husband, Speaker of the House Andrew Scheer.

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U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki.

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) executive director Stephen Hendrie.

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Andrew Scheer's chief of staff Kenzie Potter and NDP Heritage critic Pierre Nantel.

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Co-host of the evening, Treasury Board President Tony Clement, and NDP MP Charlie Angus.

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CTV's Katie Simpson.

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CTV Ottawa bureau chief Bob Fife.

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Green Party Leader, and author, Elizabeth May.

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NDP MPs Megan Leslie and Peggy Nash.

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CTV News' Kevin Newman.

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Conrad Black, in conversation with event organizer and iPolitics' social columnist Elizabeth Gray-Smith.

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Director of communications for Canada's National Arts Centre, Rosemary Thompson.

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John Baird, Enbridge's Sonya Savage, and Gary Lunn.

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Conservative MP Gord Brown, his wife Claudine and design consultant Kelly Mounce.

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Rogers Communications vice chairman Phil Lind, Senator Janice Johnson, Minister of Sport Bal Gosal, and Earnscliffe's Geoff Norquay.

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Peter MacKay and his wife, Nazanin Afshin-Jam.

Shaughnessy Cohen prize nominee Chantal Hébert and fellow At Issue panellist Bruce Anderson.

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Author Monia Mazigh, wife of Maher Arar.

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Phil and Gillian Cartwright.

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Jane and Patrick Kennedy.

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Minister of Defence Jason Kenney and NDP industry critic Peggy Nash.

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NDP national director and Politics and the Pen co-chair Anne McGrath.

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West Block host Tom Clark and Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner.

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Co-hosts Tony Clement and CBC Radio 2's Tom Power, with National Post's Stephen Maher.

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MPs Megan Leslie and Lisa Raitt lending their voices to a 'Sweet Caroline' sing-along, with Tony Clement, Stephen Maher, Tom Power, and Richard Madan.

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The Shaughnessy Cohen 2014 nominees in the running for the $25,000 prize: Joseph Heath for Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy, and Our Lives; Chantal Hébert with Jean Lapierre for The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was; Naomi Klein for This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. the Climate; John Ralston Saul for The Comeback: How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power and Influence; and Graham Steele for What I Learned About Politics: Inside the Rise—and Collapse—of Nova Scotia’s NDP Government.

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And the winner is... Joseph Heath for Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy, and Our Lives.

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Last year's winner Paul Wells watches as his title is passed on. The crowd gave Mr. Heath a standing ovation to end the evening.

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