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Incumbent MPs not running in Election 2015

The Hill Times wins nine awards at OCNAs, CCNAs

And our sister newsweekly, Embassy, wins two OCNAs, and one CCNA.

‘I hope he hasn’t changed the country, fundamentally, but he certainly has been working at it’

Brooke Jeffrey talks about Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s conservative vision for the economy, federalism, and domestic and foreign policies. And it ain’t pretty.

Truth and Reconcilliation Commission closing ceremonies

Dysfunctional democracy, corrupted institutions will lead to ‘chaos of disintegrating society’: Chris Hedges

‘C-51 is as bad as anything we have in the States. It’s hardly limited to America. We’re just further along the path than Canada is,’ author says.

ISIS mission: Canada’s fighter jets to be called upon with ‘significant frequency in the weeks to come,’ says Kenney

Defence Minister Jason Kenney talks about Canadian missions, the National Defence Department procurement record, military spending and tying loose ends in his file ahead of the election.

May press gallery speech a stumble, not a fall, say strategists

While some say Elizabeth May’s performance raises legitimate questions and will serve as future partisan fodder, others argue reaction to the failed comedy act, hardly the first of its kind, has been overblown.

Moore voted best Cabinet minister, but Kenney still most influential: The Hill Times’ 23rd Annual Politically Savvy Survey

‘Reputations on the Hill don’t seem to change very much,’ said Lorne Bozinoff, president of Forum Research Inc.

This sorry scheme of things

Today’s Senate problem can be broken down into three major overlapping components: the quality (or otherwise) of appointees to the Chamber, its takeover by rampant partisanship, and the basic modality of how it operates.

Enough with the vitriol, time to start the civil conversation

In his new book, The Great Divide, William Gairdner says populations in the democratic world are becoming ‘irreconcilably divided.’ And that’s not good for democracy.

Speaker Nolin remembered as compassionate leader who defended, unified Senate

Liberal Sen. Jim Munson said Pierre Claude Nolin had so many plans, so many new ideas and he was a unifying force in the Senate.

Sights and sounds from inside the 2015 media budget lock-up in Ottawa

The Hill Times asks lobbyists, reporters, researchers and stakeholders what they were looking for in the 2015 federal budget.

Feds continue to tiptoe around committing to a national seniors’ strategy

Health Minister Rona Ambrose says the need for innovation in health care is one of the most pressing public policy challenges.

Meet Joe Friday: investigator, art collector, Canada’s new integrity commissioner

Duffy feels ‘isolated’ and ‘betrayed,’ but optimistic about legal victory: Harris

Mike Duffy trial court exhibits

Duffy trial starts April 7: A Hill Times primer

Hill Times wins three CCNAs, nominated for six awards in OCNAs

In the CCNAs, we won for best feature series, best photo essay, and best agriculture edition. In the OCNAs, we were also nominated for best business and finance story, best environment story, best feature writing, best feature news series, best cartoonist of the year, and best website.

Idle No More a ‘remarkable assertion of aboriginal identity, confidence’: Coates

Author Ken Coates says he was amazed by the breadth of the Idle No More movement, the fact that it was in big cities and small towns, that it was primarily driven by young aboriginal people, and that it was so incredibly peaceful.

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Politicians, Candidates come out for Toronto Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 June 29, 2015

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On Sunday, Toronto didn't have to wait for the rain to stop for the rainbows to appear, or the politicians. Pictured here, federal and Ontario Liberal leaders Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne, joined by MPs Chrystia Freeland, Carolyn Bennett, and Bob Rae. Candidates Bill Morneau, Salma Zahid, and Bill Blair were there, too.

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, really playing up the beard thing at this year's pride.

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May alongside candidates Gord Miller, Mike Schreiner, and deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mark Daye.

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A first this year was a Conservative contingent actually walking in the parade. They were calling themselves the LGTBTories. Among them were MP Bernard Trottier, candidate for Toronto-Centre Julian Di Battista, and Status of Women and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.

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NDP Toronto MPs Matthew Kellway and Craig Scott, with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and candidate for Toronto-Centre Linda McQuaig.

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Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett carrying the banner with the Women's College Hospital in the parade.

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In an appearance that has sparked some backlash among social-conservative Conservatives, MPPs Jack MacLaren and Lisa MacLeod marched alongside Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown.


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