Monday, May 25, 2015
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FEATURE
Holocaust survivor Vera Gara says don’t hate

Holocaust survivor Vera Gara has been publicly speaking about the Holocaust for 35 years at schools. She’s happy Ottawa will finally get the National Holocaust Monument.


  
Canada needs modern, holistic solution for the three million people who are food insecure, don’t know where next meal coming from: organizer Saul

Poverty and its related issues cost Canada at least $25-billion a year, according to the National Council of Welfare.


  
Baird picked as best Cabinet minister in 2013, according to The Hill Times’ 21st Annual Politically Savvy Survey

‘It’s the best barometer we have of interpersonal relations among political insiders in Ottawa,’ says Forum Research President Lorne Bozinoff.


  
Canada beefs up security intelligence, but accountability sorely lacking, say authors of award-winning book, Secret Service

Reg Whitaker talks about his book, Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada From the Fenians To Fortress America.


  
‘We’re still in a structural deficit,’ says former PM Martin

Former Liberal prime minister and finance minister Paul Martin reflects on the Liberals’ financial legacy and Conservatives’ missteps managing the economy.


  
A look at Liberal Party leadership conventions

The Liberal Party of Canada officially came into existence on July 1, 1867, upon the Confederation of Canada.


  
Who Supports Whom in Federal Liberal Leadership Race

  
Indian Act needs to go, should be replaced with self-governance agreements, says candidate Coyne

  
Quorum editors sign off for last time, leave two others in charge

After 34 years of editing Quorum, Linda McLean and Trina Costantini-Powell, sometimes known as Thelma and Louise, have packed it in.


  
Hall Findlay stirs pot in Liberal leadership bid

  
Cauchon’s a long-shot, but doesn’t want to stay on sidelines

Martin Cauchon is asking Liberals to elect him as the party’s leader to ‘get Canada back on track.’


  
Who’s on Whose Campaign Team?

  
Inspired by Idle No More movement, aboriginal youth speaking up

  
Hill Times wins general excellence, and more at OCNA, CCNA awards

The Hill Times, dubbed ‘one of the smartest, best-written newspapers in the country,’ wins first place for best feature, best rural, second place for editorial cartoonist and second place for editor of the year.


  
That’s one gussied up goat! Meet Batisse the Royal 22e Regiment’s mascot

  
Page leaves job as Canada’s first PBO

Criticized by the government for providing good, solid analysis ever since he started the job five years ago, Kevin Page talks about his job as Canada’s first Parliamentary budget officer. His last day was Friday.


  
McLean learned a lot inside the NDP’s war room

James McLean talks about his book, The NDP War Room: Competing for Credibility in a Federal Election.


  
Veteran CTV Hill reporter Smith packs it in

After more than 35 years as a reporter, including 29 years as a foreign correspondent and senior Hill reporter for CTV, Roger Smith is retiring.


  
What it takes to be a hired gun in Ottawa

Geoff Norquay is a veteran, Mike Van Soelen a rookie, and Jacquie LaRocque is a veteran-in-the-making, but they all have advice on how to make it in Ottawa’s busy and competitive GR world.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, May 25, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, President of the SOCAN Board of Directors Stan Meissner, and SOCAN Chief Quebec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, pictured May 12 at the event.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Gord Brown, chair of the House Canadian Heritage Committee.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Pierre Nantel take a selfie during the concert.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Canadian performing artist Sarah Slean.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
DFATD Director General Marcel Lebleu, Environics Communications' Louis-Charles Roy, Alex Nevsky, and ESDC's Philippe Bernier-Arcand.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Back Row: Stéphane Dion, Sarah Slean, Mr. Brown, Eric Baptiste, Pierre Nantel, Stan Meissner, James Cowan. Front Row: Marc Ouellette, Geneviève Côté, Alex Nevsky, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Gabriel Gratton.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Gabriel Gratton, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Alex Nevsky performing.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, SOCAN's Geneviève Côté, and Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Sarah Slean and NDP MP Tyrone Benskin.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Terrence Young, SOCAN's Stan Meissner, and Eric Baptiste.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Tom Mulcair's current, and former chiefs of staff Alain Gaul and Raoul Gébert, with SOCAN's Eric Baptiste.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Sen. Cowan, Sarah Slean, and Stan Meissner.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics Communications' Alex Bushell, with NDP MPs Carol Hughes and Djaouida Sellah.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Alex Nevsky and Environics Communications' Greg MacEachern.

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