Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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COPPS' CORNER
Duffy will finally get his day in court

Sen. Mike Duffy and his lawyer have made it clear they won’t go down without a fight.


  
Is Canada in danger of becoming a banana republic?

  
Ford discredits the whole political class

There are just so many unanswered questions surrounding the return of Rob Ford that no feckless, feigned apology is going to make it right.


  
At least MacKay is an honest sexist: Copps

Justice Minister Peter MacKay was right. More Canadian women are involved in child rearing, house cleaning, and food preparation than their male counterparts. So why are we shooting the messenger without actually doing anything about it.


  
Sheila Copps: the next election’s question is shaping up

  
NDP executes next best strategy, a frontal attack on Commons Board of Internal Economy: Copps

For Tom Mulcair, who loves to trumpet his party’s squeaky-clean image, his spending scandal may be more than pricey. But he is banking that a future day in court will lower the cost.


  
If Wynne does win, she needs to stop apologizing

  
Gallant leaves her NATO briefing book at Ottawa International Airport

  
Trudeau positioned to fight next election on generational change

It would be impossible to square that image with a leader who waffles on abortion.


  
NDP outreach offices don’t pass the smell test, but doesn’t mean they broke rules: Sheila Copps

The rules are deliberately vague because they are established by the Commons Board of Internal Economy and then applied to all political operations.


  
Harper’s attack on chief justice akin to bringing a knife to a gunfight

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s fingerprints were all over the initial news stories claiming that the chief justice of the Supreme Court had inappropriately tried to contact his office.


  
Canada’s chief law enforcement officer cannot be questioned

But Canadians are dumbfounded by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson’s decision not to proceed with charges against a public official who, by his own admission, paid $90,000 to a public officer holder to make a political problem go away.


  
Flaherty remembered for his common touch

Jim Flaherty may have been a powerful influence in the inner circle of the national government, and one of Canada’s longest-serving finance ministers, but it was his constituency work that meant the most to the people.


  
Poilievre should get the hook

But don’t expect Pierre Poilievre to be dumped any time soon. The Prime Minister, and his whole Conservative entourage, are repeating their mantra, ‘secret votes not secret voters.’


  
Two political warriors bow out: Sheila Copps

  
Tories strategy to ram elections bill through Parliament effective

  
Politics: what a brutal and unpredictable game

Who would have thought when Quebec Premier Pauline Marois launched her campaign strategy two weeks ago that she could be facing a monumental loss?


  
Péladeau has never been one to mince words

  
Trudeau ahead of curve on politics of pot

Last week’s about-face by Justice Minister Peter MacKay made one thing very clear. The previous stance on this issue was costing votes.


  
Gay bashing used to be a form of political discourse in Canada

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman's Fourth of July shindig July 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, right, and his wife, Vicki, were all smiles at hosting their first Fourth of July bash in Ottawa. Some 3,000 guest attended. The mood was good and there was a lot of dancing, eating, and chatting.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman. The dress code was summer whites. The atmosphere was light and lovely.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ken Taylor, former Canadian ambassador to Iran.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky's Susan Smith, Ottawa University's Robert Asselin, and Bluesky's Tim Barber.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former CTV Hill reporter Roger Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Bloc MP Claude Bachand and Danielle Leclerc.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

House of Commons protocol's Elizabeth Rody and Jane Kennedy.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

McLoughlin Media's Barry McLoughlin and Laura Peck.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Perrin Beatty, wearing a nice summer hat.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The National Arts Centre's Peter Herndorff and Rosemary Thompson.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Sisters, Maggie Creskey, left, and Hill Times publisher Anne Marie Creskey.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Joe Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Chad Schella, Maureen McTeer, and CPAC's Catherine Clark.

The Hill Times photograph Jake Wright

The guests on the front lawn of the U.S. ambassador's official residence in Ottawa's swishy Rockcliffe neighbourhood, high up above the Ottawa River.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The cheesecakes were brought in from Chicago. Yum!

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Maclean's magazine's Paul Wells.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Shaw's Alayne Crawford and Gary Clement, senior manager of GR at TD Bank (Toronto). 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CCCE's Ailish Campbell, Ekos' Frank Graves, Amgen's Kim Furlong, and H&K's Jackie King.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Environics' Greg MacEachern, CPAC's Natalie LeMay-Calcutt, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CommuniquéDirect's Nick Masciantonio and MDA's Leslie Swartman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

That's a lot of cheese, Martha.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Postmedia News columnist Andrew Coyne and Global TV News reporter Laura Stone.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay, right, and a friend.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The lineup.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The scene.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Postmedia News national affairs columnist Andrew Coyne.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CTV cameraman Dave Ellis, centre. 

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