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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.


  
Time for Ottawa to embrace Idle No More

Idle No More may have fizzled, but it hasn’t gone and it isn’t going away.


  
Dawson makes new guideline in Flaherty case

Mary Dawson said ministers are prohibited from using their positions to seek to influence decision-making so as to improperly further the private interests of another person. This distinction is not actually in the guidelines.


  
Conservatives have already started to define Trudeau: Cardozo

But the newfound Conservative strength among the ethnic vote could be challenged too. Liberal leadership hopeful Justin Trudeau is showing up and getting a very strong response.


  
Is this the end of Liberalism or a large-scale renewal?

Liberals hope it’s the former, while other partisans are declaring it to be the latter.


  

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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