Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
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FEATURE
Nominated Federal Candidates for 2015 Election, by riding

  
Excerpt—Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada’s Lost Promise and One Girl’s Dream, by Charlie Angus

  
Trudeau faces attacks, NDP and Tory follow-ups miss mark: Clive Veroni’s ad breakdown

  
MP’s new book offers personal take on First Nations schools

‘I think the story of what Shannen and her friends did is one of the great hero stories’: Charlie Angus


  
Where the party leaders have been so far this campaign

  
‘I remember on the way home phoning Raymond again and saying simply, ‘Forty per cent. We’re going to get 40 per cent in Jonquière-Alma’: Mulcair

We knew that the election could come as early as the spring, and we needed to be ready.


  
It’s Harper way, or the highway

Stephen Harper has broken new ground in the re-orientation to accelerate the shift of power away from elected Members of Parliament to the PMO.


  
Flora MacDonald was ‘a force for women in politics’

Flora MacDonald was the first woman to run for the leadership of the Progressive Conservatives and the first female foreign minister in the developed world.


  
Assembly of First Nations’ list of influential ridings among aboriginal population

  
Rickford and Alberta counterpart had first meeting last week

  
National carbon price only way to reduce emissions, Carbon Bubble author says

‘What we need is a national standard. We need a price on carbon. We need to shift the tax base from what we earn to what we burn.’


  
Celebrating Fourth of July in style at U.S. ambassador’s residence

  
Incumbent MPs not running in Election 2015

  
The Hill Times wins nine awards at OCNAs, CCNAs

And our sister newsweekly, Embassy, wins two OCNAs, and one CCNA.


  
‘I hope he hasn’t changed the country, fundamentally, but he certainly has been working at it’

Brooke Jeffrey talks about Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s conservative vision for the economy, federalism, and domestic and foreign policies. And it ain’t pretty.


  
Truth and Reconcilliation Commission closing ceremonies

  
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.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Thursday, September 3, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
MPs, federal candidates take part in Ottawa's Capital Pride Parade, Aug. 23 Aug. 24, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

On Sunday, Aug. 23 Ottawa celebrated its 30th annual pride march through downtown. All four main political parties had a contingent in the parade, with the Liberals first in the line of marchers. Here Orleans candidate Andrew Leslie and a slightly hidden Ottawa South MP David McGuinty walk together, alongside dozens of supporters. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

Ottawa Centre Liberal candidate Catherine McKenna. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

More Liberal supporters march in the parade. Liberal MPP for Ottawa Centre Yasir Naqvi, Ottawa-West Nepean candidate Anita Vandenbeld, Kanata-Carleton candidate Karen McCrimmon, and Hull-Alymer candidate Greg Fergus were marching too. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

The local Green party contingent in the parade threw their support around Kanata-Carleton candidate Andrew West. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

The New Democrats making their way onto the parade route, flanked by local unions UFCW Locals 175 & 633, and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

NDP candidate for Orleans Nancy Tremblay was all smiles next to Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

Paul Dewar and the NDP supporters were yelling "Happy Pride" as they marched. Carleton candidate kc Larocque, Kanata-Carleton candidate John Hansen, Ottawa South candidate George Brown, and Nepean candidate Sean Devine were there, too. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

Despite a petition looking to ban the LGBTory contingent from marching in the parade, about two-dozen supporters took part, holding signs that included "I kissed a Tory and I liked it," and "I am Conservative, I support trans rights." The latter was inspired by backlash over Bill C-279,  the trans bill of rights that was killed by Conservative Senators during the last session of Parliament. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

Nepean Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod, and Ottawa Centre federal candidate Damian Konstantinakos (far right) were the only politicians The Hill Times spotted among the LGBTory contingent.

Ontario Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod. She also marched earlier this summer in the Toronto Pride Parade alongside Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

The LGBTorys were joined by Melissa Hudson, the chair of Trans-Action Group, a non-profit focused on Transgender health and employment. As well, some marchers carried signs, seen above, that list the 18 federal MPs past and present who "stand with" the LGBTorys. 

The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

The LGBTory contingent calls themselves the 'Rainbow Conservatives of Canada" according to a handout they had at their tent set up as part of the street fair alongside the parade. All parties had sign-up lists at their booths, looking to gain supporters and volunteers. On the handout, it says they want to "break the left wing monopoly on the LGBT community," and includes quotes from former Foreign Affairs minister John Baird, and former VP of the Ottawa Centre Conservative Association Fred Litwin

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE



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