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Cabinet's Directors of Communications and Chiefs of Staff List 2014: Updated

Political Staffers

Cabinet Communications Staff Contact List

 Minister  Staff Position  Staffer Name  Main Office  DirectLine  Cellphone  Email

 

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq Director of Communications Ted Laking 613-997-1441 - 613-292-6445 ted.laking@
ec.gc.ca
 
               
Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander Director of Communications Codie Taylor 613-954-1064 613-957-8609 613-218-0005 codie.taylor@
cic.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary

Kevin Menard

613-960-1081

- -

kevin.menard

@cic.gc.ca

 
Health Minister Rona Ambrose Director of Communications Cailin Rodgers 613-957-0200 613-957-4252 613-816-5846 cailin.rodgers@
hc-sc.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Michael Bolkenius 613-957-0200 613-954-4971 613-799-6418 michael.bolkenius@
hc-sc.gc.ca
 
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird Director of Communications Rick Roth 613-995-1851 613-944-3169 613-410-6520 rick.roth@
international.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Adam Hodge 613-995-1851 - - adam.hodge@
international.gc.ca
 
Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen Director of Communications Christine Csversko 819-953-2350 819-953-2383 613-415-6213 christine.csversko@
hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
 
               
Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism Maxime Bernier Press Secretary Laurence D’Entremont 613-943-6183 - 613-617-4730 laurence.dentremont@
ic.gc.ca
 
Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney Director of Communications Jean-Christophe de le Rue 613-991-2924 613-991-2863 613-797-0671 jean-christophe.delerue@
ps-sp.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Jason Tamming 613-991-2924 613-991-4666 613-415-9101 jason.tamming@
ps-sp.gc.ca
 
Treasury Board President Tony Clement Director of Communications Stephanie Rea 613-957-2666 613-957-1088 613-697-0854 stephanie.rea@
tbs-sct.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Heather Domereckyj 613-957-2666 613-941-0717 613-668-6605    
Government Whip John Duncan Senior Adviser Laura Smith 613-995-2291 913-947-5511 613-867-7627 john.duncan.a1@
parl.gc.ca
 
Minister of State for the Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario Gary Goodyear

Director of Communications

Erica Furtado

613-947-2956

613-943-7599

 

erica.furtado

@feddevontario.gc.ca

 
Minister of State for Sport Bal Gosal Director of Communications Robert Lynch 819-934-1122 819-997-6408 819-635-4185 robert.lynch@
sports.gc.ca
 
Heritage Minister Shelly Glover Press Secretary Marisa Monnin 819-997-7788 819-997-8135 819-635-3915 marisa.monnin@pch.gc.ca  
           

 

 
Minister of State for Science and Technology Ed Holder Director of Communications and Parliamentary Affairs Scott French 613-943-6177 613-943-6177 613-853-9888 scott.french@
ic.gc.ca
 
Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino Director of Communications Barbara Mottram 613-996-4649 613-995-6264 613-793-0471 barbara.mottram@
vac-acc.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary

Ashlee Smith

613-996-4649

613-996-8392

613-291-5105

ashlee.smith
@vac-acc.gc.ca

 
International Trade Minister Ed Fast Director of Communications and Forward Planning Rudy Husny 613-992-7332 613-944-2102 613-790-1332 rudy.husny@
international.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Shannon Gutoskie 613-992-7332 613-992-6107 613-790-6287 shannon.gutoskie@
international.gc.ca
 
National Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay Director of Communications Rebecca Rogers 613-995-2960 613-996-9326 615-995-7018 rebecca.rogers@
cra-arc.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Carter Mann 613-995-2960 - 604-360-7610 carter.mann@
cra-arc.gc.ca
 
Public Works Minister Diane Finley Director of Communications

Amber Irwin

819-997-5421

819-956-9340

613-697-4491

amber.irwin
@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

 
  Press Secretary Marcel Poulin 819-997-5421 819-956-9549 613-762-2455 marcel.b.poulin@
tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
 
Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney Director of Communications Alexandra Fortier 819-994-2482 819-997-2175 613-762-8126 alexandra.fortier@
hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
 
Infrastructure and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Denis Lebel Director of Communications Michele-Jamali Paquette (Intergovern-mental)  613-943-1838,  613-947-4684 michele-jamali.paquette@
miga-maig.gc.ca
 
      (Economic Development)  514-496-1282 C: 613-410-5766    
  Press Secretary Vincent Rabault     613-992-2234 vincent.rabault@
miga-maig.gc.ca
 
          C: 613-513-6842    
Labour and Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch Director of Communications Andrew McGrath 819-953-5646 613-947-7619 613-716-9594 andrew.mcgrath@
labour-travail.gc.ca
 
           

 

 
Justice Minister Peter MacKay Director of Communications

Jennifer Gearey

613-992-4621 - -

jennifer.gearey
@justice.gc.ca

 
  Press Secretary

Clarissa Lamb

613-992-4621 613-992-7704 -

clarissa.lamb
@justice.gc.ca

 
Industry Minister James Moore Director of Communications Jessica Fletcher 613-995-9001 613-943-7109 819-921-4811 jessica.flethcer@
ic.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Jake Enwright 613-995-9001 613-943-6446 613-513-5977 jake.enwright@
ic.gc.ca
 
Minister of State for ACOA Rob Moore Director of Communications and Issues Management Kelsie Corey 613-941-7241 613-941-7287 613-799-7137 kelsie.corey@
acoa-apeca.gc.ca
 
Defence Minister Rob Nicholson Director of Communications Julie Di Mambro 613-996-3100 613-996-8553 613-790-1293 julie.dimambro@
forces.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Johanna Quinney 613-996-3100 - 613-851-3062 johanna.quinney@
forces.gc.ca
 
Finance Minister Joe Oliver Director of Communications Melissa Lantsman

613-369-5696

613-369-5698

613-851-8199

melissa.lantsman@
fin.gc.ca

 

  Press Secretary

Nick Bergamini

613-369-5696

613-369-5697

613-716-2867

nicholas.bergamini@fin.gc.ca

 
International Cooperation Minister Christian Paradis Director of Communications

Louis Longchamps

343-203-6238

343-203-6581

-

louis.longchamps
@international.gc.ca

 
  Press Secretary

Maxime Robert

819-953-6238

343-6582

-

maxime.robert
@international.gc.ca

 
Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre Director of Communications Gabrielle Renaud-Mattey 613-992-2772 613-943-1835 613-410-7971 gabrielle.renaud-mattey@
mosdr-mderd.gc.ca
 
Transport Minister Lisa Raitt Director of Communications Ashley Kelahear 613-991-0700 613-991-0840 613-762-1782 ashley.kelahear@
tc.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Jana Régimbal 613-991-0700 613-991-1230 613-291-4984 jana.regimbal@
tc.gc.ca
 
Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel Director of Communications Emily Goucher 613-952-2768 613-954-8097 613-668-2903 emily.goucher@
wd-deo.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary (and Manager of Stakeholder Relations) Nicholas Insley 613-952-2768 613-954-1042 613-220-6208 nicholas.insley@
wd.deo.gc.ca
 
Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford Director of Communications Chris McCluskey 613-996-2007 - 613-863-1072 christopher.mccluskey@
NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Alexandra Lemieux 613-996-2007 - 613-617-8713 alexandra.lemieux@
NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca
 
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz Director of Communications Jeff English 613-773-1059 613-773-2948 613-240-3318 jeffrey.english@
agr.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Emily Hogeveen 613-773-1059 613-773-1085 613-698-5281 emily.hogeveeen@
agr.gc.ca
 
Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea Director of Communications Sophie Doucet 613-992-3474 613-947-4511 613-851-2955 sophie.doucet@
dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson Director of Communications and Operations Meagan Murdoch

613-369-5696

- 613-716-2012 meagan.murdoch@
fin.gc.ca
 
Minister of State for Multiculturalism Tim Uppal Manager of Stakeholder Relations (acting D. Comms) Joe Kanoza 613-954-1064 613-991-0947 613-415-4049 joe.kanoza@
cic.gc.ca
 
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt Director of Communications Andrea Richer 819-997-0002 819-994-7632 819-639-1449 andrea.richer@
aadnc-aandc.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Erica Meekes 819-997-0002 819-953-1155 613-793-3876    
Government House Leader Peter Van Loan

Assistant

Darlene Stone

613-995-7226

- -

darlene.stone
@lghc-lgcc.gc.ca

 
Minister of State for Seniors Alice Wong Director of Communications Earl Maynard 819-953-1144 819-953-1363 613-716-5422 earl.maynard@
snioers-aines.gc.ca
 
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Lynne Yelich - - 613-944-2300 - -    

 

 

Prime Minister’s Office Main Communications Staff Contact List

*Main PMO communications line is 613-957-5555

Name Job Title Phone Number Email  
Jason MacDonald Director of Communications 613-948-6383 jason.macdonald@pmo-cpm.gc.ca, jason.macdonald2@rogers.blackberry.net  
Joseph Lavoie Director of Strategic Communications 613-957-5544 joseph.lavoie@pmo-cpm.gc.ca  
Stephen Lecce Director of Media Relations 613-952-7699 stephen.lecce@pmo-cpm.gc.ca  
Carl Vallée Press Secretary 613-957-5555 carl.vallee@pmo-cpm.gc.ca, carl.vallee1@rogers.blackberry.net  
Anna Tomala Deputy Press Secretary 613-957-5630 anna.tomala@pmo-cpm.gc.ca  
      —Compiled by Laura Ryckewaert  

 


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Cabinet's Directors of Communications and Chiefs of Staff List 2014: Updated

Political Staffers

Cabinet Communications Staff Contact List

 Minister  Staff Position  Staffer Name  Main Office  DirectLine  Cellphone  Email

 

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq Director of Communications Ted Laking 613-997-1441 - 613-292-6445 ted.laking@
ec.gc.ca
 
               
Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander Director of Communications Codie Taylor 613-954-1064 613-957-8609 613-218-0005 codie.taylor@
cic.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary

Kevin Menard

613-960-1081

- -

kevin.menard

@cic.gc.ca

 
Health Minister Rona Ambrose Director of Communications Cailin Rodgers 613-957-0200 613-957-4252 613-816-5846 cailin.rodgers@
hc-sc.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Michael Bolkenius 613-957-0200 613-954-4971 613-799-6418 michael.bolkenius@
hc-sc.gc.ca
 
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird Director of Communications Rick Roth 613-995-1851 613-944-3169 613-410-6520 rick.roth@
international.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Adam Hodge 613-995-1851 - - adam.hodge@
international.gc.ca
 
Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen Director of Communications Christine Csversko 819-953-2350 819-953-2383 613-415-6213 christine.csversko@
hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
 
               
Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism Maxime Bernier Press Secretary Laurence D’Entremont 613-943-6183 - 613-617-4730 laurence.dentremont@
ic.gc.ca
 
Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney Director of Communications Jean-Christophe de le Rue 613-991-2924 613-991-2863 613-797-0671 jean-christophe.delerue@
ps-sp.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Jason Tamming 613-991-2924 613-991-4666 613-415-9101 jason.tamming@
ps-sp.gc.ca
 
Treasury Board President Tony Clement Director of Communications Stephanie Rea 613-957-2666 613-957-1088 613-697-0854 stephanie.rea@
tbs-sct.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Heather Domereckyj 613-957-2666 613-941-0717 613-668-6605    
Government Whip John Duncan Senior Adviser Laura Smith 613-995-2291 913-947-5511 613-867-7627 john.duncan.a1@
parl.gc.ca
 
Minister of State for the Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario Gary Goodyear

Director of Communications

Erica Furtado

613-947-2956

613-943-7599

 

erica.furtado

@feddevontario.gc.ca

 
Minister of State for Sport Bal Gosal Director of Communications Robert Lynch 819-934-1122 819-997-6408 819-635-4185 robert.lynch@
sports.gc.ca
 
Heritage Minister Shelly Glover Press Secretary Marisa Monnin 819-997-7788 819-997-8135 819-635-3915 marisa.monnin@pch.gc.ca  
           

 

 
Minister of State for Science and Technology Ed Holder Director of Communications and Parliamentary Affairs Scott French 613-943-6177 613-943-6177 613-853-9888 scott.french@
ic.gc.ca
 
Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino Director of Communications Barbara Mottram 613-996-4649 613-995-6264 613-793-0471 barbara.mottram@
vac-acc.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary

Ashlee Smith

613-996-4649

613-996-8392

613-291-5105

ashlee.smith
@vac-acc.gc.ca

 
International Trade Minister Ed Fast Director of Communications and Forward Planning Rudy Husny 613-992-7332 613-944-2102 613-790-1332 rudy.husny@
international.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Shannon Gutoskie 613-992-7332 613-992-6107 613-790-6287 shannon.gutoskie@
international.gc.ca
 
National Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay Director of Communications Rebecca Rogers 613-995-2960 613-996-9326 615-995-7018 rebecca.rogers@
cra-arc.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Carter Mann 613-995-2960 - 604-360-7610 carter.mann@
cra-arc.gc.ca
 
Public Works Minister Diane Finley Director of Communications

Amber Irwin

819-997-5421

819-956-9340

613-697-4491

amber.irwin
@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

 
  Press Secretary Marcel Poulin 819-997-5421 819-956-9549 613-762-2455 marcel.b.poulin@
tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
 
Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney Director of Communications Alexandra Fortier 819-994-2482 819-997-2175 613-762-8126 alexandra.fortier@
hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
 
Infrastructure and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Denis Lebel Director of Communications Michele-Jamali Paquette (Intergovern-mental)  613-943-1838,  613-947-4684 michele-jamali.paquette@
miga-maig.gc.ca
 
      (Economic Development)  514-496-1282 C: 613-410-5766    
  Press Secretary Vincent Rabault     613-992-2234 vincent.rabault@
miga-maig.gc.ca
 
          C: 613-513-6842    
Labour and Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch Director of Communications Andrew McGrath 819-953-5646 613-947-7619 613-716-9594 andrew.mcgrath@
labour-travail.gc.ca
 
           

 

 
Justice Minister Peter MacKay Director of Communications

Jennifer Gearey

613-992-4621 - -

jennifer.gearey
@justice.gc.ca

 
  Press Secretary

Clarissa Lamb

613-992-4621 613-992-7704 -

clarissa.lamb
@justice.gc.ca

 
Industry Minister James Moore Director of Communications Jessica Fletcher 613-995-9001 613-943-7109 819-921-4811 jessica.flethcer@
ic.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Jake Enwright 613-995-9001 613-943-6446 613-513-5977 jake.enwright@
ic.gc.ca
 
Minister of State for ACOA Rob Moore Director of Communications and Issues Management Kelsie Corey 613-941-7241 613-941-7287 613-799-7137 kelsie.corey@
acoa-apeca.gc.ca
 
Defence Minister Rob Nicholson Director of Communications Julie Di Mambro 613-996-3100 613-996-8553 613-790-1293 julie.dimambro@
forces.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Johanna Quinney 613-996-3100 - 613-851-3062 johanna.quinney@
forces.gc.ca
 
Finance Minister Joe Oliver Director of Communications Melissa Lantsman

613-369-5696

613-369-5698

613-851-8199

melissa.lantsman@
fin.gc.ca

 

  Press Secretary

Nick Bergamini

613-369-5696

613-369-5697

613-716-2867

nicholas.bergamini@fin.gc.ca

 
International Cooperation Minister Christian Paradis Director of Communications

Louis Longchamps

343-203-6238

343-203-6581

-

louis.longchamps
@international.gc.ca

 
  Press Secretary

Maxime Robert

819-953-6238

343-6582

-

maxime.robert
@international.gc.ca

 
Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre Director of Communications Gabrielle Renaud-Mattey 613-992-2772 613-943-1835 613-410-7971 gabrielle.renaud-mattey@
mosdr-mderd.gc.ca
 
Transport Minister Lisa Raitt Director of Communications Ashley Kelahear 613-991-0700 613-991-0840 613-762-1782 ashley.kelahear@
tc.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Jana Régimbal 613-991-0700 613-991-1230 613-291-4984 jana.regimbal@
tc.gc.ca
 
Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel Director of Communications Emily Goucher 613-952-2768 613-954-8097 613-668-2903 emily.goucher@
wd-deo.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary (and Manager of Stakeholder Relations) Nicholas Insley 613-952-2768 613-954-1042 613-220-6208 nicholas.insley@
wd.deo.gc.ca
 
Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford Director of Communications Chris McCluskey 613-996-2007 - 613-863-1072 christopher.mccluskey@
NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Alexandra Lemieux 613-996-2007 - 613-617-8713 alexandra.lemieux@
NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca
 
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz Director of Communications Jeff English 613-773-1059 613-773-2948 613-240-3318 jeffrey.english@
agr.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Emily Hogeveen 613-773-1059 613-773-1085 613-698-5281 emily.hogeveeen@
agr.gc.ca
 
Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea Director of Communications Sophie Doucet 613-992-3474 613-947-4511 613-851-2955 sophie.doucet@
dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson Director of Communications and Operations Meagan Murdoch

613-369-5696

- 613-716-2012 meagan.murdoch@
fin.gc.ca
 
Minister of State for Multiculturalism Tim Uppal Manager of Stakeholder Relations (acting D. Comms) Joe Kanoza 613-954-1064 613-991-0947 613-415-4049 joe.kanoza@
cic.gc.ca
 
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt Director of Communications Andrea Richer 819-997-0002 819-994-7632 819-639-1449 andrea.richer@
aadnc-aandc.gc.ca
 
  Press Secretary Erica Meekes 819-997-0002 819-953-1155 613-793-3876    
Government House Leader Peter Van Loan

Assistant

Darlene Stone

613-995-7226

- -

darlene.stone
@lghc-lgcc.gc.ca

 
Minister of State for Seniors Alice Wong Director of Communications Earl Maynard 819-953-1144 819-953-1363 613-716-5422 earl.maynard@
snioers-aines.gc.ca
 
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Lynne Yelich - - 613-944-2300 - -    

 

 

Prime Minister’s Office Main Communications Staff Contact List

*Main PMO communications line is 613-957-5555

Name Job Title Phone Number Email  
Jason MacDonald Director of Communications 613-948-6383 jason.macdonald@pmo-cpm.gc.ca, jason.macdonald2@rogers.blackberry.net  
Joseph Lavoie Director of Strategic Communications 613-957-5544 joseph.lavoie@pmo-cpm.gc.ca  
Stephen Lecce Director of Media Relations 613-952-7699 stephen.lecce@pmo-cpm.gc.ca  
Carl Vallée Press Secretary 613-957-5555 carl.vallee@pmo-cpm.gc.ca, carl.vallee1@rogers.blackberry.net  
Anna Tomala Deputy Press Secretary 613-957-5630 anna.tomala@pmo-cpm.gc.ca  
      —Compiled by Laura Ryckewaert  

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, January 9, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
2014 in photos Dec. 19, 2014

Mark Burgess
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat, and Patrick Brown at the Canadian Tire Canal Classic, a charity shinny game between parliamentarians and the press on the Rideau Canal in January. The MPs prevailed.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, Chris Frogatt of National Public Relations and Blue Sky’s Sandra Buckler at the Manning Centre party in February.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
NDP MP Peter Stoffer in his Parliament Hill office in February.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre prepares to testify before the Procedure and House Affairs Committee in February.
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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks at the party’s policy convention in Montreal in February.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner and Conservative MP James Rajotte at the Fuelling the dream Canadian Olympic team luncheon on the Hill in February.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Speaker of the House of Commons Andrew Scheer showing off his stickhandling skills at the February Fuelling the dream Canadian Olympic team luncheon on the Hill.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Liberal MP Wayne Easter and Conservative MP John Duncan at the Fuelling the dream Canadian Olympic team luncheon on the Hill in February.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Minister of Sport Bal Gosal at a Nature Canada event on the Hill on Feb. 3 alongside an owl.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
The late Jim Flaherty pictured on Feb. 11 2014, the day he delivered his last federal budget.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
The post-budget day party at Hy’s Steakhouse.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper heading out to greet Shi Ismaili Muslim spiritual leader Aga Khan on Feb. 27.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Laureen Harper, the Governor General’s wife Sharon Johnston, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper pictured Canadian as soldiers came home from Afghanistan on March 18, 2014. Also pictured, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson, and Chief of Defence Staff General Tom Lawson.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
NDP MP Andrew Cash and Canadian songstress Serena Ryder at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards in March, in Toronto.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
NDP MPs Pierre Nantel, Rathika Sitsabaiesan, Peggy Nash and Laurin Liu on the red carpet at the Canadian Screen Awards in March.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Heritage Minister Shelly Glover and Gabrielle star Alexandre Landry at the Canadian Screen Awards in March.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Actor Viggo Mortensen shows his true colours with Heritage Minister Shelly Glover at the Canadian Screen Awards in March.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Michael Chong, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Green Party Leader Elizabeth attend the launch of the iVote-jeVote campaign at the University of Ottawa in March to encourage young voters to engage in the political process.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Michael Chong and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair talk democratic engagement at the University of Ottawa in March.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and NDP MP Megan Leslie, pictured on April 2, 2014, at the Politics & the Pen gala, which raised $350,000 for the Writers Trust. The two hosted the evening, cracked a lot of jokes and sang Gloria Gaynor's song, I Will Survive.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivering remarks to his caucus upon hearing of Jim Flaherty’s passing on April 10, while an emotion Laureen Harper looks on.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Susan Truppe comforts Labour Minister Kellie Leitch upon hearing of Jim Flaherty’s passing on April 10.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Conservative MP John Weston comes up for air while swimming laps at the Chateau Laurier’s pool in May. Mr. Weston is one of “The Chief Fun and Fitness Officers,” a group of MPs that take part in physical activities together.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
A pro-choice protestor holds a sign reading “my body, my choice” during the annual National March for Life demonstration on the Hill, on May 8.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Conservative MPs John Williamson and Rob Moore.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
NDP MP Megan Leslie.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Another lawn summer night at the Elmdale Lawn Bowling Club.
The Hill Times photo by Steve Gerecke
First Nations protesters on Parliament Hill as part of the Peoples’ Social Forum gathering in Ottawa in August.
The Hill Times photo by Steve Gerecke
Peoples’ social forum in August.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada’s board members took on the Ice Bucket Challenge outside of the Chambers building on Aug. 29.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
CBC TV's This Hour Has 22 Minutes comedian Mark Critch interviewing NDP MP Pierre Nantel, his party's culture critic at the September edition of Movie Night on the Hill, the Canadian premier of Elephant Song.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Postmedia’s Stephen Maher dressed in his cowboy best, with Camille Labchuk, for the Jaimie Anderson Fundraiser at the Black Sheep Inn, in Wakefield on Sept. 26.
The Hill Times photo by Mark Burgess
At 9:52 a.m. Oct. 22, the first calls come in of shots fired at the National War Memorial. People try to save Cpl. Nathan Cirilo’s life.
The Hill Times photo by Mark Burgess
Mid-afternoon on Oct. 22, police head down Metcalfe Street to secure buildings that had been on lockdown for fear of a gunman on the loose. Reports later confirmed the lone gunman had been killed inside Centre Block.
The Hill Times photo by Steve Gerecke
Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe, NDP MP, had come to the Hill on Oct. 22 with her baby and was breastfeeding in the lobby when the gunman entered. She hid in a phone booth until Hill security brought them to a safer place
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers carries the mace during the first Speakers Parade into the House of Commons following the shooting, on Oct. 23.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Flowers at the National War Memorial to honour Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
A soldier stands guard at the National War Memorial on Nov. 11.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
The Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial.
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Canadian rock icon Burton Cummings backstage with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire at the Hope Live gala at the Great Canadian Theatre Company on Oct. 27.
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Competing culinary team from the Lowertown Brewery at the 10th annual Gold Medal Plates on Nov. 17 at the Shaw Centre.

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