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FEATURE
My quest to identify the 528 men who rebuilt Centre Block

This iconic picture should be hanging in Centre Block and it should be at the National Archives.


  
How the 1916 fire of Parliament opened a half decade of fiery debate, parliamentary change

Ironically, the most likely explanation for the fire is that a member had been smoking while reading the newspaper in the old Centre Block’s reading room. The fire that undermined the coziness of Parliament was most likely caused by the very coziness of that world.


  
20 QUESTIONS: MICHELLE REMPEL

Sommelier, former minister of state for Western Economic Diversification Canada, and star Conservative.


  
THE AGENDA: Upcoming Events

  
Canada and the UN: A new era

After years of withdrawing from multilateralism globally and engagement with the United Nations, diplomats are readying for Canada’s bigger role in the world. Is Canada really back?


  
Mending Fences

The public service seems keen to rebuild a relationship with the new federal government, but what will it look like once election euphoria wears off?


  
THREE WORDS: MP Orientation

  
VISUAL CV: Bill Casey

Parliament welcomes back the MP who prioritizes principles over partisanship


  
Shaughnessy Cohen ‘was what is best about Parliament’

  
Meet Heritage Minister Joly, Ottawa’s new political powerhouse

With numerous big NCC projects underway and Canada’s 150th celebrations on the horizon, Ottawa is set to become a ‘critical file’ for the minister from Montreal, say insiders.


  
Cabinet's Communications Staff List 2016: Updated

  
Art and reconciliation: 'It’s a way to tell a story that reaches more people'

'The arts, whether in music, especially in music from A Tribe Called Red to Tanya Tagaq, or in film or in literature or painting, it becomes something that we’re able to access a different part of our minds. We’re able to access a part of us that is sometimes a little more caring and giving,' says Joseph Boyden.


  
When it comes to medical tests and treatments, more is not always better

  
'There’s no such thing as a safe seat anymore,' says UPEI prof

There are 23 MPs in this new 42nd Parliament who won their riding by 50 per cent or more of the vote.


  
MPs in close ridings can't afford to take win for granted

'You’ve got to earn it and in this case, you’ve got to demonstrate that you want it more than the next person,' says former Liberal MP Joe Jordan who won his 2000 election by only 55 votes.


  
NDP MP Moore, who gave birth during campaign, wants MPs to ‘aim higher’ on work-life balance

Baby Daphnée, born mid-campaign, spent the first six weeks of her life touring rural Quebec in a motor home with her campaigning mom.


  
THE HILL TIMES’ 100 BEST POLITICAL BOOKS OF 2015

  
Canadian authors on their books and why people should read them

  
Dalton McGuinty’s top 10 leadership lessons

Former Ontario Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty, who wears some serious battle scars after leading the province for a decade talks about what he learned about leadership in his new book.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 15, 2016
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
MPs party under the stars, B.C. politicos come to Ottawa Feb. 8, 2016

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole and Steven Blaney dancing with performer Jully Black. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Party Under the Stars organizer Cheri Elliott, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Mr. Sajjan and Ms. Elliott.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Environics' Louis Charles Roy, Greg MacEachern, and their newest hire Chris McCluskey.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa city councillor Jody Mitic.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP James Bezan.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Rob Nicholson. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Peter Kent.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Jully Black with emcee of the evening Sarah Freemark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The crowd inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 3.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MPs at Wednesday's reception.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MPs Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Harjit Sajjan and Sukh Dhaliwal.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido and Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal B.C. MP Hedy Fry.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE



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