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FEATURE
Sir John A. Macdonald: 200 years old, but do we really know him?

Here are some things Canadians don’t know about their first prime minister.


  
Macdonald set bar for English-French relations

Canada’s commitment to both official languages is rooted in our history.


  
Macdonald was also a spymaster who fought terrorism

In Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies, Patrice Dutil and Roger Hall extract a multi-dimensional portrait of the man who is still surprisingly relevant today.


  
The Hill Times’ list of the best 100 books in 2014

  
Party of One author Harris calls his book an ‘indictment’ of PM Harper

Michael Harris says he gets criticized as someone who doesn’t like Prime Minister Stephen Harper, but he says he doesn’t know Mr. Harper or dislike him. He just doesn’t like what Mr. Harper has done to the country.


  
Mulcair voted most valuable politician in 2014, Trudeau and May ranked second, third

Justin Trudeau’s high ranking for both Most Valuable Politician and Least Valuable suggests ‘we’re in for a really brutal partisan election coming up,’ says Lorne Bozinoff.


  
Thumper devoid of usual self-praise, partisan claims

Donald S. Macdonald: friend to all, including John Diefenbaker, enemy to almost none, this is the tall, devoted man we meet in this revealing book.


  
Author offers a personal narrative to help explain complexities of the West’s role in Iraq

Leilah Nadir says Canada should have restricted its involvement to humanitarian assistance in Iraq.


  
THE HILL TIMES’ LIST OF THE BEST BOOKS IN 2014

  
Common Ground: what it tells us about Justin Trudeau

Those inside the Ottawa bubble may think it’s Trudeau-light, but it’s not. It’s a forthright self-analysis of the many strands of influence that make up the man who would be our Prime Minister.


  
Late 1980s were ‘very exciting times’ on the Hill, say former, current MPs

A pool table in the Confederation Building, a beer machine in the Hot Room: a look back at the good old days of 1989.


  
Why Ross Dickson and I started The Hill Times

After a few years of sharing rides, we came to the unstated conclusion that we also shared a vision of newspapering.


  
Newspapers have never been about the paper they were printed on

People working in and around Parliament, government, and federal politics make up one big community, and The Hill Times helps bring them together.


  
We’ve still got soul, 25 years later

It’s a 24-hour news environment now on the Hill, and we’ve adapted by adding daily reporting to our mix, but our focus remains on our beats and on respecting our sophisticated readers.


  
MPs, staffers reflect on ‘off the record’ party days

Party Central explores how political events on and off the Hill have changed over the last 25 years.


  
Pissing people off works

Most marketers aim, at all costs, to avoid the conflict between tribes. The political strategist relishes it and uses it to gain advantage. In fact, pissing off the opposing team is not only a sport in the political world, it’s a vital strategic tool.


  
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


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 15, 2016
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
MPs party under the stars, B.C. politicos come to Ottawa Feb. 8, 2016

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole and Steven Blaney dancing with performer Jully Black. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Party Under the Stars organizer Cheri Elliott, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Mr. Sajjan and Ms. Elliott.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Environics' Louis Charles Roy, Greg MacEachern, and their newest hire Chris McCluskey.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa city councillor Jody Mitic.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP James Bezan.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Rob Nicholson. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Peter Kent.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Jully Black with emcee of the evening Sarah Freemark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The crowd inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 3.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MPs at Wednesday's reception.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MPs Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Harjit Sajjan and Sukh Dhaliwal.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido and Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal B.C. MP Hedy Fry.

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