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Strengthening Canadian Democracy, edited by Paul Howe, Richard Johnston and André Blais, McGill-Queen's University Press, 361 Pages, $75. From the back cover: "At a time of rising political discontent and declining voter turnout, the basic structures and principles of Canadian democracy are being scrutinized as never before by governments and citizens alike. Since 1999, under the aegis of the Strengthening Canadian Democracy program, the Institute for Research on Public Policy has contributed to this growing public debate with research and reflection from leading commentators. This edited volume brings together many of the papers from this program. Updated to reflect ongoing changes in the political landscape, they offer both analysis and prescription aimed at fortifying a flagging Canadian democracy."

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Recently released books

Strengthening Canadian Democracy, edited by Paul Howe, Richard Johnston and André Blais, McGill-Queen's University Press, 361 Pages, $75. From the back cover: "At a time of rising political discontent and declining voter turnout, the basic structures and principles of Canadian democracy are being scrutinized as never before by governments and citizens alike. Since 1999, under the aegis of the Strengthening Canadian Democracy program, the Institute for Research on Public Policy has contributed to this growing public debate with research and reflection from leading commentators. This edited volume brings together many of the papers from this program. Updated to reflect ongoing changes in the political landscape, they offer both analysis and prescription aimed at fortifying a flagging Canadian democracy."

  

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.
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ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
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Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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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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