Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
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INSIDE POLITICS I
Duceppe’s return changes dynamic

With the NDP on the rise outside Quebec, the incentive to continue to support Thomas Mulcair’s party is strong.


  
Duceppe’s return to Bloc a desperate manoeuvre

With the first federal campaign that will see the party start from behind only a summer away, the Bloc still has to nominate candidates in two-thirds of the province’s ridings.


  
When did we lose the will to change?

To look at this week’s headlines and the fresh start they allude to is to take a trip back in time.


  
Bloc’s demise would dim Péladeau’s sovereignty dreams

Unless the Bloc Québécois rises from the dead in October, the first Quebec vote to take place on PKP’s watch will turn into yet another sovereigntist wake.


  
Trudeau’s speech more hard-hitting, more high-risk

For all Tom Mulcair’s success or, perhaps, because of it as the prosecutor-in-chief of the government in Commons, his profile outside Quebec remains both lower and not as voter-friendly as Justin Trudeau’s.


  
Tory, Bloc rhetoric goes beyond judge’s ruling on niqabs

Is there a degree of religious-based anti-womanism that the Prime Minister believes Canadian values can accommodate and if so, who should draw the line? Does he seriously think that it is for governments to make freedom of religion a two- tiered right?


  
Patrick Brown offers federal preview

Under the guise of a dark horse bid to replace former leader Tim Hudak, Conservative MP Patrick Brown is serving them a pre-emptive lesson.


  
Good politics could make better policy

Asking the Supreme Court for a six-month extension so that a new Parliament can deal comprehensively with the matter of assisted suicide would be one of those moments.


  
NDP has more to gain by refuting Bill C-51

As counterintuitive as it may seem, opposing the bill is also less perilous politically for the NDP than supporting it.


  
Political calculus behind Trudeau’s decision to offer Adams political asylum does not easily add up

For an MP who was growing uncomfortable with her party, Adams certainly fought hard for a Conservative nomination in the 2015 election.


  
PM seemed blindsided by Baird’s exit

That may explain why the opposition parties were more effusive in their praise of the departing minister in the House than was the statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office.


  
Quebec corruption inquiry losing its way

Nothing short of a bulletproof final report—whenever it finally does come—will shore up its battered credibility.


  
Tories have only modest hopes in Quebec

The addition of 27 new ridings in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia gives the ruling party quite a bit of room west of Quebec to make up for possible losses in Atlantic Canada.


  
Fixed election date hurting sound policy-making

When all is said and done the side effects of the remedy of a fixed-date election law are turning out be more harmful to sound policy-making than the ills it was meant to cure.


  
Provinces, not Harper, speak for Canada now

It is increasingly hard to see how the federal government can exercise leadership or advance an agenda for the country from an Ottawa bunker.


  
Don’t expect allegations to be cleared up soon

These are allegations that would do serious damage to anyone’s reputation. That damage is compounded when they are levelled—as is the case in this instance—at elected individuals whose stock in trade is public trust.


  
Liberals MPs’ banishment from party fold stands to be permanent

When all is said and done, the grim political fate that Massimo Pacetti and Scott Andrews have incurred for their alleged sins will go a longer way to deter future Parliamentary offenders than any after-the-fact remedy.


  
Sexual harassment allegations against CBC star Ghomeshi unleash floodgate

Few are more vulnerable to allegations of personal misconduct than elected politicians and there has long been an implicit gentlemen’s agreement (pun intended) between the parties to deal with such matters under the radar. Until now.


  
All that’s missing is actual general election call

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
World Press Photo 15 exhibit premiere at the Canadian War Museum, July 22 July 24, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
A woman takes in the third prize for contemporary issues single photos by Italian photographer Fulvio Bugani. His series is called 'Waria: Being a Different Muslim.'
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cees Cole, Netherlands ambassador to Canada.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
World Press Photo representative Noortje Gorter.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Photographer Chris Roussakis, Hill Times reporter Rachel Aiello, photographer Cynthia Münster and Hill Times online editor Bea Vongdouangchanh.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The music from these two string musicians flowed through the gallery all evening.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Jeanine DeVos taking in the exhibit.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums, with Silvie Morel.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cynthia and Yves Bled.

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