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.
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.
AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo talks Idle No More, Northern Gateway, Neil Young, and the year ahead.
The massive, multi-billion renovations of Parliament will have cost a total of $2.64-billion to date by 2018.
'We got two good bands, food was very good, [and] people appreciated that. It’s become a quality party,' says Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger.
Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is a national sensation, but he’s not interested in politics.
So far the scandal has claimed three Senators’ suspensions, five resignations, sparked six investigations, the opposition calling for Senate reforms and abolishment, and a deep soul searching in Parliament.
David Finkel, an editor and writer at The Washington Post, spent 15 months on the front lines of Baghdad with the 2-16 Infantry Battalion and wrote the bestselling The Good Soldiers. He followed them home to the U.S. and spent another 14 months with some of the men in the same battalion. In Thank You For Your Service, he explores the damage war has done to the soldiers who returned home. As Quebec Liberal Senator Roméo Dallaire writes in the book’s foreword, the book has both global and timeless relevance.
Former Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff is still astonished that Prime Minister Stephen Harper was able to launch ‘an absolute out-and-out highly personal attack on two leaders of the opposition, on the public airwaves, and outside of election time. It’s unprecedented in Canadian politics.’