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Best 100 Books in Politics, Public Policy, History in 2013: The Hill Times

  
Best 100 Books in Politics, Public Policy, History in 2013: The Hill Times

  
Who’s who in Senate expenses scandal: chart it

So far the scandal has claimed three Senators’ suspensions, five resignations, sparked six investigations, the opposition calling for Senate reforms and abolishment, and a deep soul searching in Parliament.


  
Washington Post’s Finkel highlights psychological, social complications wars inflict on soldiers post-deployment

David Finkel, an editor and writer at The Washington Post, spent 15 months on the front lines of Baghdad with the 2-16 Infantry Battalion and wrote the bestselling The Good Soldiers. He followed them home to the U.S. and spent another 14 months with some of the men in the same battalion. In Thank You For Your Service, he explores the damage war has done to the soldiers who returned home. As Quebec Liberal Senator Roméo Dallaire writes in the book’s foreword, the book has both global and timeless relevance.


  
Ignatieff’s down and dirty account of what politics is really like: the good, the bad and the ugly

Former Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff is still astonished that Prime Minister Stephen Harper was able to launch ‘an absolute out-and-out highly personal attack on two leaders of the opposition, on the public airwaves, and outside of election time. It’s unprecedented in Canadian politics.’


  
Harper’s first days in power

  
Play ball! Parliament Hill softball league sweet outlet for stressed out staffers

The Parliament Hill Softball League started in 1985 as a pickup softball game. Today, it’s an officially sanctioned league with 16 teams.


  
Canada must build refineries at home or risk more rail tragedies

Former CIBC chief economist Jeff Rubin says the last year has only confirmed that economic growth is reaching its limits.


  
What makes Harper tick?

Postmedia journalist Mark Kennedy just wrote a book about who PM Stephen Harper really is away from the limelight. He found out that, behind closed doors, the PM is an ‘entirely different beast.’


  
Relationship between PM, finance minister can make or break a budget

And it’s time to take a much longer view at the consequences for Canada of federal budgets, argues Allan Maslove.


  
Prime Minister Harper accelerating trend away from provincial consultation

By rarely meeting with the provinces, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is accelerating a trend started by former Liberal prime minister Jean Chrétien in the 1990s of consulting less with the provinces.


  
Question on rights, democracy, absent from relations with China: Cormier

‘China now has such a big economic footprint outside its borders that we do have to deal with China on these terms,’ says The Legacy of Tiananmen Square author Michel Cormier.


  
Best-selling novel The Best-Laid Plans to be made into six-part CBC TV series

Segments of the six-part series for broadcast on CBC will be filmed inside Parliament Buildings and in neighbouring cities.


  
New PMO chief of staff Novak takes top spot in The Hill Times' 13th Annual Terrific 25 Staffer Survey: Forum Research survey

A number of staffers have made their debut on The Hill Times’ Terrific 25 Staffer Survey this year, including a number of NDP staffers.


  
Canada risks losing its voice in rapidly-changing cyberspace

Citizen Lab director Ron Deibert uncovers the multi-polar struggle for control in the information age.



  
‘Soldiers coming back from war are fighting for their rightful place in society,’ says Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor exposes the current battle in Canada, for veterans with PTSD, in new documentary Homecoming: The Casualties of War.


  
Cabinet Shuffles cartoon strip returns to The Hill Times

Editorial cartoonist Michael de Adder’s saucy Cabinet Shuffles is back.


  
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.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Election 2015: Prime Minister Stephen Harper's rally in Ottawa Aug. 31, 2015

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
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Conservative Party campaign director of communications Kory Teneycke.
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Sun Media's David Akin and the Conservatives' Jeremy Hunt say hi to Conservative supporters.
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Conservative candidate Royal Galipeau, running for re-election in Orleans, Ont.
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Ottawa-area Conservative candidates have a laugh.
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Conservative Party supporter.
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Conservative candidate Damian Konstantinakos, running in Ottawa Centre, Ont.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper greets supporters.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to Conservative Party supporters.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
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Conservative Party staffer Colin McSweeney.

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