Friday, April 18, 2014
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COPPS' CORNER
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

  
Harper stands alone against the world

On the international scene, Canada’s reputation as a significant middle power continues to erode.


  
Elections reform bill weakly disguised as effort to handcuff Elections Canada CEO

Pierre Poilievre’s portfolio should be renamed, the ministry for stifling democratic reform.


  
Refugee has become a dirty word: Sheila Copps

  
Trudeau’s bold move paves way for reform: Sheila Copps

The Senate albatross, which has derailed the Prime Minister’s agenda, can no longer do the same for the Liberals.


  
Private lives of politicians supposed to be off limits in Canada

But the story of an out-of-control mayor on drugs is definitely in the public interest.


  
Hey, hey, my, my: Neil Young takes on PMO

When the Office of the Prime Minister decided to take Neil Young on, it actually succeeded in giving him the platform he was looking for.


  
January is federal political silly season

With no Parliament in session, attention is focused on the little issues that can turn into big problems.


  
A tollbooth does not a country make

But these days, separatists are grasping at all straws in their quest to leave Canada.


  
Ford, Senate sagas gifts that keep on giving

If the events of the past week are any indication, tandem scandals are going to titillate well through the holiday season.


  
Mulcair’s great in House, but last week’s byelection results must be disappointing

If the byelections were a dress rehearsal for the upcoming election, the Orange are about to be crushed.


  
PM may not be bogged down by minutiae, but he knew something was up

If Nigel Wright is charged as a result of the police allegations then his potential day in court will likely coincide with the next federal election.


  
Rob Ford gong show has to stop

When public attention is diverted from real issues like transportation gridlock, and smart growth, everybody in the country loses.


  
Twenty years can pass in a blink

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, April 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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