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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

  
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.


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Shootings at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill, Oct. 22, 2014: in photographs Oct. 27, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Mark Burgess

At 9:52 a.m., the first calls came in of shots fired at the National War Memorial. Five people tried to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's life who was standing guard at the National War Memorial. He later died of gunshot wounds.

The Hill Times photograph by Mark Burgess

The people who tried save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's life were later identified as Margaret Lerhe, a nurse on her way to work at the Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital; another corporal, a soldier, National Defence employee and former Naval officer Martin Magnan; and lawyer Barbara Winters who told Cpl. Cirillo that his family loved him while he lay dying.

The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy

People running from Parliament Hill shortly after the gunfight in Centre Block where gunman Michael Zihaf-Bibeau was shot dead by House Sgt.-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, House security officers, and the RCMP.

The Hill Times photograph by Chris Plecash

The Parliament Buildings from Metcalfe Street.

The Hill Times photograph by Mark Burgess

Police pictured at the corner of Metcalfe and Slater streets in Ottawa later in the day on Oct. 22.

The Hill Times photograph by Denis Drever

Liberal Sen. Jim Munson in a lockdown in Room 257 East Block doing a media interview.

The Hill Times photograph by Denis Drever

NDP MPs, staffers, and others locked down in Room 257 East Block, watching the events unfold on one small laptop.

The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy

NDP MP Wayne Marston, pictured shortly after running from Parliament Hill.

The Hill Times photograph by Chris Plecash

More police officers on Metcalfe Street, just down the street from Parliament Hill.

The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy

Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott does a media interview on Metcalfe Street.

The Hill Times photograph by Mark Burgess

A tourist who witnessed the shooting talks to police shortly after Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot.

The Hill Times photograph by Mark Burgess

More police officers on Metcalfe Street.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

Police on Sparks Street outside The Hill Times' office.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

Police on the Hill shortly after the shooting.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdiere, and NDP MP Charlie Angus, pictured shortly after the shooting on the Hill and the National War Memorial.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

Journalists and others leaving Parliament Hill, shortly after the shooting.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters on Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

The media on Sparks at Metcalfe streets.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

CTV Hill reporter Richard Madan and CBC Radio reporter Susan Lunn.

The Hill Times photograph by Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus does an interview on Metcalfe Street later in the afternoon.

The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured that evening, addressing the nation about the shocking killing of a soldier killed at the National War Memorial and later the killing of the man in a gunfight in Centre Block.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The next day in the Hot Room, the Parliamentary Press Gallery. Gallery clerks Collin Lafrance and Normand Gagnon.

The Hill Times photograph by Mark Burgess

Flowers the next morning, Oct. 23, at the National War Memorial.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

People bring flowers to the War Memorial the day after, Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

A woman bringing flowers is escorted by police to the National War Memorial on Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

People pay their respects at the National War Memorial on Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MPs Mark Warawa and Scott Reid return to the Hill the day after the shootings.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP James Bezan, parliamentary secretary to the minister of national defence, is interviewed the following day, Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

An RCMP officer stands guard on Parliament Hill on Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Police pictured outside the Chateau Laurier Hotel the following day, Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Justice Minister Peter MacKay, pictured in the Commons foyer on Oct. 23, taking questions from reporters.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Minister of State for Small Business Maxime Bernier, being scrummed on Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Parliamentary Press Gallery clerk Normand Gagnon, pictured on Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

House Sgt.-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, pictured on Oct. 23 in the Speaker's Parade. Mr. Vickers is being credited as the one whose bullets killed gunman Michael Zihaf-Bibeau who stormed the Centre Block with a hunting rifle.

The Hill Times photograph by Mark Burgess

NDP MP Paul Dewar, pictured, and many other MPs, visited the National War Memorial the following day, Oct. 23.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Just outside the Library of Parliament, where Michael Zihaf-Bibeau was finally shot and killed after a gunfight in Centre Block.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Broken glass inside the Centre Block after the gunfight.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

More broken glass in the Centre Block after the gunfight.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Reform Party leader Preston Manning was on Parliament Hill on Oct. 23, the day after the shooting.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The Wire Report reporter Peter Henderson, pictured on Oct. 23, doing an interview with CNN. He had been locking up his bike on Sparks Street on the morning of the shooting at the National War Memorial and was one of the first reporters on the scene.

The Hill Times photograph by Chris Plecash

An Ottawa Police officer gives the thumb's up standing near the National War Memorial, the day after the shootings on Oct. 23.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE