Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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FEATURE
‘Political parties are a fundamental element of the democratic system,’ says outgoing Tory Senator Angus

Retiring Tory Sen. David Angus talks about money and politics and modernizing the Senate.


  
Meet Canada’s first female Parliamentary librarian: Sonia L’Heureux

Parliamentary Librarian Sonia L’Heureux wants the Library of Parliament be more relevant to MPs.


  
12th Annual Terrific 25 Staffers Survey

PM’s chief of staff Wright voted best Hill staffer in Terrific 25 Staffer Survey


  
A rousing stump speaker, riveting in Parliament; Sir John A. was our greatest Prime Minister, says former PM Turner

Sir John A. had much of the force of a Cromwell, some of the compacting and conciliating tact of a Pitt, the sagacity of a Gladstone, and some of the shrewdness of a Disraeli. In an era of political giants and legends, Canada’s Macdonald was frontbench material on the world stage.


  
‘I get to travel all over North America and don’t have to go into an office’: Rockburn

Award-winning Ken Rockburn set to begin his third season of Rockburn Presents on CPAC on July 8, interviewing authors, actors, musicians, and newsmakers.


  
Tories cursed May, but House marathon vote drew out some old-fashioned Commons camaraderie too

  
‘We need to take the foot off the accelerator pedal,’ says economist Rubin

End of Growth author and former CIBC chief economist Jeff Rubin tells The Hill Times that Canada’s Dutch Disease is going to make Rae Days seem like a good idea.


  
Editor wants us to see through ‘fog of 9/11’

Janice Williamson says Omar Khadr, Oh Canada tries to ‘unearth a better truth’ about the Omar Khadr story.


  
Children on the Hill turns 30

Children on the Hill offers 34 childcare spots for children aged 18 months to five years old. And it’s been doing so since 1981.


  
Canada a country of city states on regulatory enforcement, says Livesey

Thieves of Bay Street author Bruce Livesey tells The Hill Times about the dark side of Canada’s financial system.


  
House Speaker Scheer celebrates one-year anniversary in ‘best seat’ in Commons

Andrew Scheer, 33, is inspired by Margaret Thatcher, still seeks advice from former House Speaker Peter Milliken, and says he’s doing his best to improve the tone in the Commons, despite what the critics say.


  
Bonner shows people how to say what they mean and stay on message

SOCKO system to stay on message when speaking or writing is a good one.


  
‘People are not quotes or clips, used to illustrate stories about war and conflict. People are the story, always.’

CBC The National reporter Nahlah Ayed talks about living in a Palestinian refugee camp, the oppression of ordinary Arabs, and reporting in the Middle East today as a Canadian of Palestinian descent who speaks Arabic fluently.


  
CBC’s historically split on what it should be, says Stursberg

But Richard Stursberg says it’s time to have a serious discussion about the CBC, fund it properly, and move on.


  
Former public servant takes alleged harassment case to Supreme Court

Zabia Chamberlain, who claims she was harassed by her boss at HRSDC, is fighting for her financial security and for closure.


  
Baird voted best Cabinet minister in Question Period

The Hill Times 20th Annual Politically Savvy Survey, conducted for the first time this year by Angus Reid.


  
NDP MP Thibeault misses out on Crashed Ice redemption

Warm weather sidelines downhill-ice-racing MPs at Quebec City event.


  
Head of R&D review panel says feds got it right on innovation with 2012 budget

OpenText’s Tom Jenkins says government must now work as ‘convening power’ and bring research and commercial sectors together.


  
Churchill exhibit opens in Library of Parliament

‘Sir Winston Churchill’s Parliamentary address is perhaps one of the more historically significant events our Parliament has witnessed,’ says House Speaker Andrew Scheer of the Dec. 30, 1941 speech.


  
Persichilli says goodbye, MacDougall says hello to ‘busiest client servicing job in government’

Angelo Persichilli resigns from the PMO after seven months in one of the busiest jobs in government. Andrew MacDougall steps in officially.


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Former Liberal deputy prime minister Herb Gray dies at age 82: some photos from his life on the Hill April 22, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray, the former Liberal MP, Cabinet minister, and deputy prime minister, pictured here with his daughter Elizabeth Gray-Smith, died on Monday, April 21 at the age of 82. He served in Parliament of 39 years and was one of Canada's longest-serving MPs.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray and his former assistant Eugene Lang, pictured at a Hill reception.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray, pictured on his way to a U.S. Embassy's Fourth of July party in Ottawa. Mr. Gray may have not been in the House in his later years, but he regularly attended Hill-related receptions.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray at a menorah-lighting ceremony on the Hill.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured back in his Centre Block office when he was in government.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured in his Centre Block office, being interviewed by Bill Curry, who was a reporter for The Hill Times.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured in his Centre Block office back when he was in government.
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Herb Gray, pictured on the Hill posing for The Hill Times.
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Herb Gray, pictured on the Hill back when he was a Cabinet minister.
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Herb Gray, pictured on Parliament Hill.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray pictured with his wife, Sharon Sholzberg, on the Hill.
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Herb Gray, pictured in a Hill scrum.
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Jim Peterson and Herb Gray, pictured on a rainy day on the Hill.
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Jim Peterson and Herb Gray.
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Herb Gray, centre, pictured with the late Liberal MP Shaughnessy Cohen, and Windsor Star Hill reporter Paul McKeague, during a Hill fire drill.
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Herb Gray, who went esophagus cancer in 1996 and beat it, is pictured here in a Hill scrum.
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Herb Gray, pictured at a Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner on the Hill.
The Hill Times file photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured at the Lester B. Pearson Building in Ottawa on his way into a special Cabinet minister back when he was a Cabinet minister.
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Herb Gray, pictured in a Hill scrum. Allan Thompson, left, was a reporter with The Toronto Star, and Paul McKeague, pictured right behind Mr. Gray, was never far behind the MP from Windsor.
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Herb Gray in another Hill scrum.
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Herb Gray in his Centre Block office back when he was a Cabinet minister. He collected, framed, and hung up most of the editorial cartoons of himself in his Centre Block office.
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Herb Gray and his many framed cartoons.
The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy
Herb Gray and his editorial cartoons, pictured in his Centre Block office.

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