'We got two good bands, food was very good, [and] people appreciated that. It’s become a quality party,' says Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger.
Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is a national sensation, but he’s not interested in politics.
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.
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.
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.’
The Parliament Hill Softball League started in 1985 as a pickup softball game. Today, it’s an officially sanctioned league with 16 teams.
Former CIBC chief economist Jeff Rubin says the last year has only confirmed that economic growth is reaching its limits.
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.’
And it’s time to take a much longer view at the consequences for Canada of federal budgets, argues Allan Maslove.
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.
‘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.