Canada would not exist had the American invasion not been repelled during the War of 1812, and for that reason, the war is a defining chapter in our country’s history,’ says Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore.
Eugene Forsey, the late, illustrious constitutional expert and Senator, was known for his sharp wit and his distinctive view of Canadian society. As his daughter, Helen Forsey, writes in her new book, Eugene Forsey: Canada’s Maverick Sage, Forsey brought deep research, high principle, and irascible tenacity to the cause of constitutional democracy, justice and equality for all. He was one of a kind and is missed today in federal politics.
Despite spectre of cuts to arts funding and unpopular copyright reforms, Canada’s artistic community gives James Moore positive reviews for commitment to $85-billion industry.
Heritage Minister James Moore says the federal government’s top priority is the economy, and creating jobs and growth. He says that includes arts and culture.
Federal funding for arts and culture has stabilized in recent years, but James Moore has warned that his department will face the deepest cuts in 2012.
Long-time backroom boy, war roomer, and prolific writer, Brian Topp says he’s ready for prime time.
NDP leadership candidate Nathan Cullen says he’s not choosing between power and principles.
NDP leadership candidate Peggy Nash says she would make a difference in Canada’s electoral system, economy, environment, foreign policy, social programs.
Ottawa boy Paul Dewar says his late mother, Marion Dewar, still inspires him to make a difference in politics.
NDP MP Niki Ashton says she got into politics to fight for equality and she proved that someone who supports equality could get elected on the rural Prairies.
NDP leadership candidate Tom Mulcair is making waves in his run to be leader of official opposition.
NDP leadership candidate Martin Singh says Thomas Mulcair is his second choice, but beyond that, no relationship exists.
Greg Weston, CBC pundit and CBC.ca columnist
Evan Solomon, host of CBC Power & Politics and The House
Kady O’Malley, CBC blogger and mistress of arcane House rules
Pierre Karl Péladeau, Québécor president
Rob Russo, Canadian Press Ottawa bureau chief
Craig Oliver and Kevin Newman, CTV Question Period hosts
Lawrence Martin, Globe and Mail columnist
Former South African president Nelson Mandela visited Ottawa in May 1992. The honorary Canadian who helped end apartheid in his country died on Dec. 5 at 95 years old. Governor General David Johnston said, "When history speaks of the very best examples of humanity, we will speak of Nelson Mandela." He's pictured here with former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney.