Monday, March 30, 2015
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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.

Progressives can change political landscape, says Broadbent

Ed Broadbent talks about winning conditions for the NDP in the next federal election.

VOX POPULI: On Tories’ Anti-Terrorism measures

Aboriginal issue ‘biggest unresolved, fundamental issue in Canada,’ says Saul

Rickford confident Keystone XL will be approved, despite Obama’s veto

Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford talks about the future of the Keystone XL project, the government’s close monitoring of oil prices, public support and consultation for pipelines, and clarifying the government’s position on carbon pricing.

‘Climate change is an existential crisis’: Klein

‘We’re a big country, and there are not many occasions when the big players can actually get together’ 

Preston Manning talks about ‘the movement’ ahead of this week’s Manning Conference. ‘There are different flavours of conservatism. We’re constantly working on how do you keep them all under the one big blue tent.’

Steele offers a no-holds-barred account of politics

Graham Steele entered Nova Scotia politics as a well-meaning political player. He quit 15 years later, disillusioned. His book is a straight-shooting account of his time in NDP premier Darrell Dexter’s government.

Politicians ‘breaking democracy,’ need a new enlightenment to save politics, says author Heath

Chrétien agrees there was a real possibility a Yes vote would have terminated his political career

He does not rule out that he could have resigned after a referendum defeat, but not right away and possibly not unless he was under great pressure to do so.

The Top 100 Lobbyists 2015

It’s getting harder to do good political satire in this town, say Majumder, Kent

This Hour Has 22 Minutes stars Susan Kent and Shaun Majumder talk about their show ahead of this week’s taping in Ottawa, the first ever outside Halifax.

Photo of the day, Jan. 20

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks at Canada 2020 luncheon

The Top 100 Most Powerful & Influential People in Government and Politics: 2015

Cabinet's Directors of Communications and Chiefs of Staff List 2015: Updated

Macdonald set bar for English-French relations

Canada’s commitment to both official languages is rooted in our history.

Macdonald was also a spymaster who fought terrorism

In Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies, Patrice Dutil and Roger Hall extract a multi-dimensional portrait of the man who is still surprisingly relevant today.

Sir John A. Macdonald’s call to greatness: Canada itself

This wily politician, a man who reeked of humanity and all its juices, played the key role in bringing the Fathers of Confederation to the table. Once he had them in his pocket, he went on to extend his vision for Canada all the way to the Pacific Coast.

Clearing the plains, Sir John A. Macdonald’s policy of starvation

Years of hunger and despair that coincided with extermination of the bison and relocation of groups to reserves, exacerbated by inadequate food aid from the dominion government, created ecological conditions in which the disease exploded. Half-hearted relief measures during the famine of 1878-80 and after, which kept plains people in a constant state of hunger, not only undermined the government’s half-baked self-sufficiency initiative but also illustrated the moral and legal failures of the Crown’s treaty commitment to provide assistance in the case of a widespread famine on the plains.

‘I now see something well worthy of all I have suffered in the cause of my little country’

Sir John A. Macdonald’s Toast to Colonial Union, delivered in Halifax after the Charlottetown Conference, September 1864.


Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, March 30, 2015
Women of Parliament flock to Women for Nature Hill reception March 30, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Executive Director of Nature Canada, Eleanor Fast giving opening remarks to the full room in 256-S Centre Block, on Tuesday, March 24.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Laureen Harper sharing hiking tales. The two were honoured as the newest members of Women for Nature at the event.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Liberal MP and Women for Nature member Carolyn Bennett spoke about Canadian's connection to the land and the role First Nations play in nature conservation.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May told attendees she was so impressed by Ms. Ambrose and Ms. Harper's hiking adventures that she'd be willing to cut ice from glaciers to make a mean martini if that meant she got to join them.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Earnscliffe's Velma McColl, Conservative MPs Nina Grewal and Joy Smith, and Rona Ambrose's husband Bruce.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
CBC environment reporter Margo McDiarmid chatting with Ms. Harper.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
TransCanada's VP of Community and Sustainability, Andrea Jalbert.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Sustainable Forestry Initiative's Andrew de Vries.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Photographer Michelle Valberg, Greenbridge's Patrick Dion, and 99.7 FM radio host and photographer Sandy Sharkey.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Laureen Harper and Apollo the hawk. Ms. Harper had on her hiking boots for the occasion.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Women for Nature Carolyn Chisholm and Sandra Schwartz.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
iPolitics' Elizabeth Thompson and The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Liberal staffers Vanessa Hage, Kate Van Gerven, Laura LeBel, Elanore Catencero, and Alex Howell.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Laureen Harper, Eleanor Fast, and Rona Ambrose having a laugh.