Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
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POLITICAL HISTORY
Sir John Eh? The play comes to Kingston

The musical features the story of a down and out rock band that accidentally brings our first Prime Minister back to life, allowing the Old Chieftain to explain himself and his government's contributions, and mistakes, to today's generations. It's produce


  
There's a lot of Borden in Harper

Just like Sir Robert Borden, not many believed a few short years ago that Stephen Harper could become Prime Minister, let alone reach the electoral promised land and achieve majority status.


  
On Sir John A. Macdonald Day 2011 all roads lead to Kingston

It's time for Harper Tories to reactivate Diefenbaker-John A. tradition.


  
Tory students want Sir John A.'s bicentennial recognized by PM

Young Conservatives in Kingston are calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government to get on board with planning for national celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald's birth in 2015.


  
Secret tapes say more about author than Clinton

Try as I might, I haven't been able to get past the revealing story the author tells about himself on page 263.


  
Milliken now longest-serving House Speaker

Presiding over minority Parliaments since 2004, conditions under which tie votes in the Commons are obviously more likely, Peter Milliken has cast four tiebreaking votes while in the Speaker's chair.


  
Bill Clinton and the CNE: a perfect mix

As Bill Clinton spoke about his efforts fighting AIDS in Africa, his positive message about how combating climate change and the role of the ordinary citizen as activist, one could have heard a proverbial pin drop.


  
U.S. president Carter was 'visionary leader,' despite 1979 'Malaise' speech

North Americans didn't follow Carter's plea to turn down thermostats, choose conservation over consumption and opt for public transit over gas-guzzlers.


  
Joe Who: Canada is a better place for his service

Joe Clark's legacy is much more than the victory over a man no other Tory vanquished.


  
Trudeau's 25th anniversary: Does he haunt Canada still?

  
Canadians too cynical in federal campaign 2008

Imagine it today, seven weeks where our Prime Minister and his opponents battled it out over an issue of fundamental importance to our future? An issue-based election? What a concept.


  
If Libs ever decide to defeat Harper's Conservatives, Rae should do bidding

This fall is the perfect time for Stéphane Dion to allow Bob Rae to set a record, the kind junkies will be talking about for years.


  
A missed opportunity: Canadian leaders too busy to greet McCain in Ottawa?

The political gamesmanship that consumed official Ottawa in the lead-up to the visit of presumptive U.S. presidential candidate Sen. John McCain to our capital city was an embarrassing moment.


  
Canadian MPs have a thing or two to teach high-level American Congressional candidates, says Dukakis

Failed U.S. presidential candidate Michael Dukakis says Canadian MP know how to 'work those ridings well, knock on each door.'


  
Turner's advice to Dion: narrow your priorities and speak to the point

Former prime minister John Turner has walked in Stéphane Dion's shoes


  
Rae used to be Nixon's paper boy

In 1957, Bob Rae and his brother John received a 10 cent tip during Christmas from the wife of then-Republican vice-president Richard Nixon for their service as the paperboys for the Nixons.


  
Red Kelly's advice? Don't blame the House Speaker

Former NHL great and Toronto MP Leonard 'Red' Kelly says 'if things aren't going right, they blame the Speaker. He's an easy guy to attack.'


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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