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.
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.
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.
The Hill Times asks lobbyists, reporters, researchers and stakeholders what they were looking for in the 2015 federal budget.
Health Minister Rona Ambrose says the need for innovation in health care is one of the most pressing public policy challenges.
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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.
Ed Broadbent talks about winning conditions for the NDP in the next federal election.
Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford talks about the future of the Keystone XL project, the government’s close monitoring of oil prices, public support and consultation for pipelines, and clarifying the government’s position on carbon pricing.
Preston Manning talks about ‘the movement’ ahead of this week’s Manning Conference. ‘There are different flavours of conservatism. We’re constantly working on how do you keep them all under the one big blue tent.’
Graham Steele entered Nova Scotia politics as a well-meaning political player. He quit 15 years later, disillusioned. His book is a straight-shooting account of his time in NDP premier Darrell Dexter’s government.
Trudeau advisers Gerald Butts, left, Robert Asselin, Ekos pollster Frank Graves, Postmedia News' Stephen Maher, consultant Andrew Balfour and National Post's John Ivison.
CTV's Mercedes Stephenson and Rob Rosenfeld of the U15-Group of Canadian Research Universities.
Finance Minister and man of the hour, Joe Oliver, arriving in his New Balance sneakers.
Health Minister Rona Ambrose's Director of Communications Cailin Rogers and Policy Director Trina Morisette with Greenbridge's Sheefra Brisbin.
Joseph Finkle, consultant at National Public Relations, and Navigator Consultant Will Stewart.
House Speaker Andrew Scheer and his chief of staff Kenzie Potter.
Finance Canada Economist Heather Kay, Canadian Chamber of Commerce's Mary-Anne Carter, Gillian Frackelton, special assistant to Vicki Heyman, Kristina Martin of Capital Comms Group, and Bluesky Strategies' Shannon Donnelly.
Liberal speechwriter Colin Horgan and Global's Laura Stone.