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Key promises enacted and in motion in a strong Parliament: get ready for a wild ride

The Liberals also face strong opposition parties and some formidable MPs. After all, when the Liberal wave swept across the country in last fall’s election, the stronger ones survived in the opposition benches. This is one of the strongest Parliaments ever.


  
Top 10 observations about Syrian refugee crisis response

This is an unprecedented national project that will go down in history with the other great refugee experiences.


  
It's 2015, what's all the kerfuffle about gender parity in Cabinet about?

Sometimes there is a sense that the white male is still the norm and anybody outside that description is affirmative action. But Cabinets need to reflect society, says Andrew Cardozo.


  
Is there a war on the immigrant family?

The truth is the Conservative government has been most skilled in immigrant outreach, while playing to the “old stock” Tory base, using the language of economic success and national security. Lost in this positive argument is the immigrant family, somehow not an important issue in the family values agenda.


  
Branding Liberals as economic managers

The federal race is beginning to look like last year’s Ontario provincial race where the Liberals are showing progressive chops and economic competence and the NDP is caught in the Conservative trap of austerity.


  
MacDonald’s death marks ‘the end of an era’

Flora MacDonald’s funeral attracted folks from all political parties which also said something about the bygone era of Red Toryism and the disappearing broad political consensus of basic Canadian values that used to cross party lines.


  
The pros and cons of micro-targeting

While it can be very effective politics sometimes, micro-targeting can also be extremely dangerous, not to mention terribly unprincipled.


  
How about a royal commission on advancing democracy?

Times are changing and we need a royal commission to advance our democracy.


  
Trudeau attracting a strong economic team, has some stars

Trudeau is attracting a strong team but the message doesn’t seem to be getting out.


  
Canadian flag turns 50, let the celebration continue!

  
It’s election year, only 10 per cent of Canadians feel financially secure

Public displays high levels of financial stress, low confidence in social mobility, and pessimism about the future of Canada’s middle class.


  
The Maple Leaf Flag turns 50, we need to celebrate it meaningfully

Museums, schools, city halls, town halls, and Parliament should be engaging people about Flag Day on Feb. 15.


  
Michaëlle Jean a new look for Canada on the world stage

Canadians don’t get to head up major international bodies often, and the chances are getting scarcer. Michaëlle Jean provides a new look for who we are as Canadians on the world stage. Not bad.


  
Toronto mayoralty race a lesson for federal election

  
Iraq war could trigger a snap fall election

If the polls remain high for Liberals and stagnant for the government, Stephen Harper has to wonder whether his choices are to go into an election next fall against Trudeau and lose, or do the right thing for his party and conservatism and leave by the end of this year, giving his successor a good chance to turn things around.


  
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

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 15, 2016
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
MPs party under the stars, B.C. politicos come to Ottawa Feb. 8, 2016

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole and Steven Blaney dancing with performer Jully Black. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Party Under the Stars organizer Cheri Elliott, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Mr. Sajjan and Ms. Elliott.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Environics' Louis Charles Roy, Greg MacEachern, and their newest hire Chris McCluskey.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa city councillor Jody Mitic.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP James Bezan.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Rob Nicholson. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Peter Kent.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Jully Black with emcee of the evening Sarah Freemark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The crowd inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 3.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MPs at Wednesday's reception.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MPs Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Harjit Sajjan and Sukh Dhaliwal.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido and Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal B.C. MP Hedy Fry.

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