Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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FEATURE
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.


  
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

  
‘Climate change is an existential crisis’: Klein

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

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, President of the SOCAN Board of Directors Stan Meissner, and SOCAN Chief Quebec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, pictured May 12 at the event.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Gord Brown, chair of the House Canadian Heritage Committee.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Pierre Nantel take a selfie during the concert.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Canadian performing artist Sarah Slean.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
DFATD Director General Marcel Lebleu, Environics Communications' Louis-Charles Roy, Alex Nevsky, and ESDC's Philippe Bernier-Arcand.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Back Row: Stéphane Dion, Sarah Slean, Mr. Brown, Eric Baptiste, Pierre Nantel, Stan Meissner, James Cowan. Front Row: Marc Ouellette, Geneviève Côté, Alex Nevsky, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Gabriel Gratton.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Gabriel Gratton, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Alex Nevsky performing.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, SOCAN's Geneviève Côté, and Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Sarah Slean and NDP MP Tyrone Benskin.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Terrence Young, SOCAN's Stan Meissner, and Eric Baptiste.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Tom Mulcair's current, and former chiefs of staff Alain Gaul and Raoul Gébert, with SOCAN's Eric Baptiste.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Sen. Cowan, Sarah Slean, and Stan Meissner.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics Communications' Alex Bushell, with NDP MPs Carol Hughes and Djaouida Sellah.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Alex Nevsky and Environics Communications' Greg MacEachern.

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