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COPPS' CORNER
Politicians need to speak with one voice on pipelines

When one part of Canada is hurting, we all hurt. Parochial provincialism did not build this country in the first place. When the times come to move energy east, we need to figure out the best way to make it work.


  
Trudeau needs to rebrand Canada, quickly

The challenge is to change Canada’s image, at home and abroad. Modern hewers of Canadian wood are actually designing products for the world.


  
All is outwardly calm in good ship New Democrat

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has three months to ponder his future before he goes before a scheduled confirmation vote in April. Chances are Mulcair will receive enough support from his party to fight another election.


  
Trudeau should welcome opportunity to turn Senate on its head

For the same reasons Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chose to embrace parity in his Cabinet, he should welcome the opportunity to turn the Senate on its head, and its body.


  
What a difference a year makes

At the beginning of 2015, who would have predicted that the also-ran third party in Parliament would form a solid majority government with a leader who is making international waves?


  
Bélanger’s a political fighter

Mauril Bélanger has honed his fighting skills in a life that resonates far beyond the halls of Parliament. We pray for him in his next fight!


  
It’s 2015: PM’s childcare expenses should be covered

If we really want to eliminate the old boys club, we must support all provisions required for a leader to govern, regardless of age or gender.


  
Don’t listen to the climate change deniers, we’ve got work to do

Unfortunately, Canada has lost a solid decade of federal leadership.


  
Six more steps to success in politics

Give a little to get a little. Whether you are a minister or a Member of Parliament, you need to work with the bureaucracy, not against them.


  
Top steps to success in Parliament: Sheila Copps

There is nothing wrong with obscurity, but if you want to achieve things in Parliament, you have to be heard.


  
Success, failure of government lies with the Prime Minister

And the Cabinet table may be oval, but the first among equals is definitely the final court of appeal.


  
No shortage of talent among women in Liberal caucus

The wave of new members has changed the face of Parliament, with more women and visible minority members than ever. Trudeau must reflect those diversities in his Cabinet.


  
It’s party time in extended Liberal family

Two factors paved the way for the unprecedented turnaround in third party fortunes.


  
Try as he might, Harper could not change the change channel

But one thing is certain. This electoral rollercoaster proved that federal election campaigns still matter.


  
Politics of fear dominant theme in this election

  
Angry Tom’s back, and he’s not going down without a fight

So after vowing never to use negative advertising, Tom Mulcair has unleashed his ire on an unlikely target, his rival on the left.


  
Mulcair may regret decision to boycott consortium debates

Had Tom Mulcair not sided with the Conservatives, there would likely have been two national debates accessible to all Canadians.


  
Battle of the political bucks begins, minus the doe

Ultimately, voters must decide which vision best reflects their values and which leader can be trusted to deliver on promises made.


  
The c-word is back in play

For Trudeau, any talk of a formal alliance with the New Democrats is a political trap. Coalition rumination has always been more costly to the Liberals than the socialists.


  
Drowned Syrian toddler washed ashore, we all share in the shame

Canada’s tardy 10 per cent refugee approval rating during a world crisis is inexplicable.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Bluesky Strategy hosts Hillites, local politicos for drinks at Beckta Feb. 1, 2016

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Great Work Systems' Jen Hunter, Bluesky's Elizabeth Gray-Smith, and CMA's Kristen Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Attendees at the Tuesday, Jan. 27 event filled the glass atrium of the Performance Court Building adjoining to the back of Beckta restaurant on Elgin Street. A DJ was playing upbeat tunes all evening.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MP Scott Simms and Bluesky's Raphael Brass.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky's Susan Smith, CHEO CEO Alex Munter, Bluesky's Elizabeth Gray-Smith, and CMA's Kristin Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

NSERC President Mario Pinto talking to Phil Fontaine, former AFN national chief.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

NDP National Director Karl Bélanger.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bruce Heyman speaking with Huawei's Scott Bradley, and Liberal transition head Peter Harder.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MP Kim Rudd talks to Huffington Post Canada's Althia Raj.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Director of Communications to the House Speaker, Heather Bradley.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky Strategy's Codie Taylor, and Emily Smith in behind.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Kyle Harrietha, left, a staffer to Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Mike Storeshaw, director of media relations to interim Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Dentons' Scotty Greenwood.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki Heyman, Jen Hunter, and CMA's Kristin Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Reuters bureau chief Randall Palmer, Carleton journalism professor Allan Thompson, and The Hill Times editor Kate Malloy.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE



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