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What if pick-and-pay TV costs you more?

All in all, the mother of a hearing is grappling with a lot of big issues at stake. The Conservative government is sending all sorts of messages, which will be hard for the commission to ignore.


  
We’re clearly in post-Jack Layton period

  
Lessons from the Ontario election

  
Yussuff new face in national politics, labour movement

As the new president of the Canadian Labour Congress, Hassan Yussuff has brought more positive media coverage to the labour movement in the last week than it’s had in a year.


  
Albright, Axworthy urge more multi-lateral involvement: Andrew Cardozo

  
Election reform bill needs cross country hearings

Cynicism towards politicians is high and growing and perceptions that the governing party is rigging our election laws in its favour will only further the cynicism towards our political system.


  
Election reform bill needs cross country hearings

Cynicism towards politicians is high and growing and perceptions that the governing party is rigging our election laws in its favour will only further the cynicism towards our political system.


  
Trudeau makes gutsy move, but many shoes to fall yet

The Supreme Court is yet to rule on the reference from the government and the Tories might yet go for bolder stands, at which time, Trudeau’s move may look like only a half measure.


  
Former prime ministers: do their legacies have a future?

  
Balanced Liberalism is what Chrétien delivered

Jean Chrétien was no Boy Scout. He knew how to play politics rough and he knew how to be the boss, but he also let his ministers be ministers.


  
Appreciation for Kim Campbell’s legacy grows

  
Cable, roaming fee promises may prove to be elusive

Suddenly the CRTC is thrust into the centre of the Conservatives’ re-election strategy.


  
Weiner says Quebec charter to break up Canada

  
Is Quebec stepping away from progress?

So where does all this come from? There are at least four strains coming into play that explain the thrust for the Parti Québécois government’s Charter of Quebec Values.


  
Prime Minister Harper had two plans in latest Cabinet shuffle: Andrew Cardozo

It is his reset Cabinet and his legacy Cabinet.


  
Farewell Rae; Harper has some decisions to make; and Nenshi charms Ottawa

Bob Rae will likely be Canada’s Bill Clinton, minus the Monica Lewinsky stuff, of course.


  
It’s extreme politics in conservative circles

Did the Conservatives really win a majority fair and square in the 2011 election? How long is that majority good for?


  
Long form survey points to our increasing diversity

But lack of good evidence will hamper good policy. It’s harder to figure out root causes of the serious inequalities that exist in Canada.


  
Trudeau’s plan to engage Canadians in developing party’s next platform could be successful

The challenge for the new Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is to get in there with elbows up and reclaim the broad middle which has been the historical position of his party.


  
B.C. Liberal document has similarities to federal Conservative strategy

While Christy Clark’s British Columbia Liberal government is getting slammed for its ethnic outreach strategy, it is not really all that different from what the federal Conservatives were doing in the spring of 2011.


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, September 19, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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