Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
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FEATURE
Tide turning, marketers look to political strategists for inspiration

Clive Veroni’s book Spin explains why marketers are now looking to savvy political strategists to learn how to move products.


  
Construction continues on Hill as major projects plug along

An inside look at West Block renovations


  
‘Whistleblowing is like riding a tiger: the moment you do this, you’re marked’

Health Canada scientist Shiv Chopra, who spoke out about drug approvals, is still fighting for his job 10 years later.


  
Novak voted top staffer in The Hill Times’ Terrific 25 Staffer Survey

  
Former chief actuary of Canada says he’s no whistleblower

For a time after his firing, former chief actuary of Canada Bernard Dussault said he was unable to find work in a federally- regulated industry reluctant to hire him.


  
‘I know people in the federal system who were fired because they blew the whistle’: Allan Cutler

Allan Cutler helped blow the whistle on the Liberal Sponsorship Scandal in 2004. Today, he says whistleblowers still aren’t protected.


  
If MPs don’t get out there on Canada Day, they won’t be ‘a politician for very much longer’

Across the country, MPs will be going to multiple events on Canada Day. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May’s events last two days and she has to get to them by boat.


  
‘I couldn’t just sit by and watch things happen’: whistleblower Ian Bron

Chief of Transport Canada’s marine transportation security’s regulatory affairs in 2005, Ian Bron said his life was turned upside down after speaking out against what he alleged were corrupt policy and regulation-making practices.


  
‘I can’t remember very many stories I’ve broken sitting at my desk’: Greg Weston

  
‘Jim never forgot his working-class roots’

MPs recall former finance minister Jim Flaherty, whose sense of humour connected him to people.


  
‘We lost the war in Afghanistan and it broke my heart’: Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith takes a grisly look at Afghanistan in his bestselling book, The Dog Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan.


  
Canada Council needs stronger public presence, has role to play to nurture a national conversation

And Simon Brault, outgoing Canada Council vice-chair, considers social media’s impact on the arts.


  
MacMillan says Great War a warning in our own times

Margaret MacMillan’s The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 shortlisted for this year’s Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.


  
Broadbent Institute schedule

  
The Top 100 Lobbyists 2014

The popular idea of lobbying, of well-connected hired guns working their contacts in the backrooms, hasn’t kept up with reality. While the old idea is still true in some cases, lobbying, like every industry, is changing.


  
The Top 100 Lobbyists List 2014

  
Former Hill staffer with ALS says feds should be doing more to help stop Lou Gehrig’s disease

Brian Parsons, diagnosed with an aggressive form of ALS, says it’s a horrible disease and patients and their families need more support from the federal government.


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Chantal Hébert's Morning After book launch at Métropolitain Brasserie in Ottawa: Sept. 24 Sept. 30, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser, a former Toronto Star Hill journalist, and Jim Armour, vice-president at Summa Strategies, a former Conservative and Reform Party staffer.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Chantal Hébert, national affairs columnist for The Toronto Star and author of The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and The Day That Almost Was. Ms. Hébert launched her book on Sept. 24 in Ottawa at the Métropolitain Brasserie where plenty of political players turned up from the Hill.
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Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Canada's former chief electoral officer, and Quebec Liberal Senator Dennis Dawson.
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Bruce Anderson, a partner at i2 Ideas & Issues Advertising, who hosted the book launch. Mr. Anderson is a panellist on CBC's At Issue along with Ms. Hébert and Andrew Coyne.
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Kate Purchase, communications director for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.
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Quebec Liberal Sen. Dennis Dawson, Jim Patrick of Shaw Communications, and Global TV's Tom Clark.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser and Bruce Anderson of i2 Ideas & Issues Advertising.
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Patrick Kennedy, director of government relations for CF Industries, flips through a copy of Chantal Hébert's book, The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and The Day That Almost Was.
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Jim Armour, vice-president at Summa Strategies, is the happy new owner of The Morning After.
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Chantal Hébert and former Conservative MP Ted Menzies.
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Journalist Daniel L'Heureux, Mylène Dupere, communications director for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, and Jean Lapierre, who helped Ms. Hébert write the book. Mr. Lapierre is also a former Bloc Québécois MP who later joined Paul Martin's Liberals and was a federal Cabinet minister. Today, he's a pundit.
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Leslie Swartman, director of public affairs at MDA Information Systems, and former Liberal Cabinet minister Jean Lapierre. Ms. Swartman used to work for Mr. Lapierre when he was in the Paul Martin Cabinet.
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Anne Marie Creskey, publisher of The Hill Times, and Hill Times reporter Rachel Aiello.
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Former Conservative MP Ted Menzies and Global TV's Tom Clark.
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Bruce Anderson and Chantal Hébert.
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Michel Liboiron, director of government relations at CIBC, and Postmedia News reporter and columnist Stephen Maher.

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