Charles Montgomery’s Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design is one of five books shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.
Graeme Smith says Western leaders do not have clean hands in Afghanistan.
In The Longer I’m Prime Minister, Maclean’s magazine columnist Paul Wells writes a calm book about ‘a guy who makes people angry.’
Susan Delacourt talks about her book Shopping For Votes: How Politicians Choose Us And We Choose Them and why it’s a bad thing when political parties treat voters like they’re morons.
For more than 40 years, Don Newman was a reporter and one of the best-known on the Hill. He talks about his life and career in his new book, Welcome To The Broadcast and offers his take on the media today.
Thomas King talks about his book, The Inconvenient Indian, a remarkable narrative of native culture, policy, and history in North America. It’s also a powerful reality check.
Greg Malone uncovers a radically different version of the history of Newfoundland’s entry into Confederation in his new book, Don’t Tell The Newfoundlanders.
Maclean’s magazine journalist Michael Petrou talks about his new book, Is This Your First War?
Robert Semrau was charged with second degree murder of a grievously wounded Taliban soldier in Afghanistan in 2008. He was later found not guilty of murder, but guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer and discharged from the Canadian Forces in 2010. Today, he talks about his experience with The Hill Times.
Toronto native Rob Stewart talks about his documentary films Sharkwater, Revolution, and his new book, Saving Humanity.
John Meisel, the man Peter C. Newman calls a ‘national treasure with a Morovian accent,’ talks about his illustrious career and his life.
Democratizing the Constitution: Reforming Responsible Government co-author Lori Turnbull argues for more written checks and constraints on the Prime Minister of Canada, for the sake of the House of Commons.
Don Lenihan argues for much greater citizen engagement in an increasingly complex world.
Peter C. Newman says the Liberal Party is isolated, has no leader, no power base, no money, no natural allies, no leverage as a third party, and no policies. Liberals say they have problems, but they will return.
Former NDP MP Bill Blaikie, a United Church minister, talks about managing religious belief in the public square and says not everyone who has religious faith in politics is on the right.
Allan Fotheringham says he was inspired by Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe. That explains it.
Former NDP MP Dennis Gruending looks at political ideologies and tactics of religious conservatives and progressives in his new book
Author and Hill journalist Mark Bourrie talks about his new book The Fog of War: Censorship of Canada’s Media in World War Two, and why the number of Canadian journalists today who can actually understand and analyse military affairs ‘could fit around a kitchen table.’
Canadian peace activist James Loney talks about his new book, Captivity: 118 Days in Iraq and The Struggle For a World Without War.
Bill Rowe, author of The War With Ottawa: The Inside Story By a Hired Gun, takes a 'warts-and-all' look at former Newfoundland premier Danny Williams' fight with prime minister Paul Martin for $2-billion, what was called the Atlantic Accord Crisis in 2004
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 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.
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.
Police pictured at the corner of Metcalfe and Slater streets in Ottawa later in the day on Oct. 22.
Liberal Sen. Jim Munson in a lockdown in Room 257 East Block doing a media interview.
NDP MPs, staffers, and others locked down in Room 257 East Block, watching the events unfold on one small laptop.
NDP MP Wayne Marston, pictured shortly after running from Parliament Hill.
More police officers on Metcalfe Street, just down the street from Parliament Hill.
Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott does a media interview on Metcalfe Street.
A tourist who witnessed the shooting talks to police shortly after Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot.
Police on Sparks Street outside The Hill Times' office.
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.
Journalists and others leaving Parliament Hill, shortly after the shooting.
CTV Hill reporter Richard Madan and CBC Radio reporter Susan Lunn.
NDP MP Charlie Angus does an interview on Metcalfe Street later in the afternoon.
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 next day in the Hot Room, the Parliamentary Press Gallery. Gallery clerks Collin Lafrance and Normand Gagnon.
Flowers the next morning, Oct. 23, at the National War Memorial.
People bring flowers to the War Memorial the day after, Oct. 23.
A woman bringing flowers is escorted by police to the National War Memorial on Oct. 23.
People pay their respects at the National War Memorial on Oct. 23.
Conservative MPs Mark Warawa and Scott Reid return to the Hill the day after the shootings.
Conservative MP James Bezan, parliamentary secretary to the minister of national defence, is interviewed the following day, Oct. 23.
An RCMP officer stands guard on Parliament Hill on Oct. 23.
Police pictured outside the Chateau Laurier Hotel the following day, Oct. 23.
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, pictured in the Commons foyer on Oct. 23, taking questions from reporters.
Minister of State for Small Business Maxime Bernier, being scrummed on Oct. 23.
Parliamentary Press Gallery clerk Normand Gagnon, pictured on Oct. 23.
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.
NDP MP Paul Dewar, pictured, and many other MPs, visited the National War Memorial the following day, Oct. 23.
Just outside the Library of Parliament, where Michael Zihaf-Bibeau was finally shot and killed after a gunfight in Centre Block.
Former Reform Party leader Preston Manning was on Parliament Hill on Oct. 23, the day after the shooting.
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.