Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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FEATURE
Top 100 Lobbyists, 2013

  
Lobbying fundamental part of decision-making, goes back to the Magna Carta, says GRIC president

GRIC President Jim Patrick says most lobbyists are ethical and the number of outliers has been very small.


  
Angus busiest consultant lobbyist in town, followed by Samson, Desmarais

Of the Top 100 Lobbyists, The Capital Hill group’s David Angus is perhaps the busiest consultant lobbyist in the city.


  
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.


  
Newcomer Van Soelen growing new company, ‘exciting experience’

  
LaRocque’s diverse background makes her unique lobbyist

  
Maclean’s gossip columnist cut, leaves ‘best job in the world’

Mitchel Raphael has been writing and taking pictures for his popular Capital Diary column 2006. But the column was cut on Feb. 13.


  
‘Cars undo cities in a lot of ways,’ and make worse urban spaces, says Grescoe

Taras Grescoe travelled to 14 cities around the world to study how transportation systems affected urban life. The result is Straphanger, a finalist for the prestigious Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.


  
‘There’s no question in my mind the creation of the mega-city helped corruption’ in Montreal

After fighting the PQ over forced Quebec mergers, Westmount mayor Peter Trent says political parties are way ‘too powerful’ at all levels of government.


  
Three Hill journalists nominated for Newsperson of the Year Award

The winner will be announced on Feb. 28 as part of the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s J-Talk to be held at the Exchange Tower in downtown Toronto.


  
‘We’re supposed to be living in a wall-less world’

Shaughnessy Cohen-nominated author Marcello Di Cintio talks about his book, Walls, and the people and places divided by them.


  
BODY ART: MPs on why they got tattoos

  
The Château Laurier: Parliament’s third chamber

The Château has been Ottawa’s extra-Parliamentary hub, welcoming some of the great political figures of our time and serving as the stage for momentous political events over its storied 100-year history.


  
‘I felt like the whole world was surrounded by stars. It was just unbelievable.’

Sandra Leduc: mountain climber, adventure seeker, world traveller and public servant.


  
The Top 101 Most Influential People in Government and Politics in 2013: The List

  
HE’S GOT THE POWER: Prime Minister Stephen Harper most influential in 2013

The Top 25 Most Influential People in Politics and Government


  
Power & Influence bigger, better

  
This just in: those who hold the real power in Ottawa

The Top 101 Most Influential People in Government and Politics in 2013


  
Canada’s world war leaders, Borden and King are ‘particular Canadian warlords,’ says historian Cook

Author Tim Cook says that the great irony of the two world wars is that they helped shape Canada into a nation and its prime ministers into leaders.


  
The Hill Times’ 16th Annual Most Valuable Politician & All Politics Poll conducted by Forum Research Inc.

PM Harper picked as most valuable politician in 2012


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Thursday, March 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by John Major
ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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