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Moore says a government without a plan for arts and culture is one that has no plan for economy

Heritage Minister James Moore says the federal government’s top priority is the economy, and creating jobs and growth. He says that includes arts and culture.

Without support for arts and culture, government ‘doesn’t have a plan for economic growth and recovery’: Minister Moore

Federal funding for arts and culture has stabilized in recent years, but James Moore has warned that his department will face the deepest cuts in 2012.

Monarchy a defining trait of government’s cultural policy

Feds call Crown revival a celebration of Canadian history, but observers call it a ‘political exercise.’

Feds roll out War of 1812 commemorations, critics says it’s too much

Canada would not exist had the American invasion not been repelled during the War of 1812, and for that reason, the war is a defining chapter in our country’s history,’ says Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore.

Where’s Eugene Forsey when you need him?

Eugene Forsey, the late, illustrious constitutional expert and Senator, was known for his sharp wit and his distinctive view of Canadian society. As his daughter, Helen Forsey, writes in her new book, Eugene Forsey: Canada’s Maverick Sage, Forsey brought deep research, high principle, and irascible tenacity to the cause of constitutional democracy, justice and equality for all. He was one of a kind and is missed today in federal politics.

Minister Moore gets high marks as a strong advocate for arts and culture within government, but critics skeptical of feds’ commitment

Despite spectre of cuts to arts funding and unpopular copyright reforms, Canada’s artistic community gives James Moore positive reviews for commitment to $85-billion industry.

Who Supports Whom in NDP Leadership Race

Topp says he would go after Tories, but offer positives too

Long-time backroom boy, war roomer, and prolific writer, Brian Topp says he’s ready for prime time.

Don’t get stuck in fights of yesterday, says Cullen

NDP leadership candidate Nathan Cullen says he’s not choosing between power and principles.

Nash says she can make a difference

NDP leadership candidate Peggy Nash says she would make a difference in Canada’s electoral system, economy, environment, foreign policy, social programs.

Dewar wants to ‘turn people onto politics’

Ottawa boy Paul Dewar says his late mother, Marion Dewar, still inspires him to make a difference in politics.

NDP needs to win Quebec, make big gains in Western Canada, says Ashton

NDP MP Niki Ashton says she got into politics to fight for equality and she proved that someone who supports equality could get elected on the rural Prairies.

Front-runner Mulcair appears to be candidate to beat

NDP leadership candidate Tom Mulcair is making waves in his run to be leader of official opposition.

Singh says he’s not in ‘cahoots’ with Mulcair

NDP leadership candidate Martin Singh says Thomas Mulcair is his second choice, but beyond that, no relationship exists.

Weston breaks some hot political stories

Greg Weston, CBC pundit and columnist

No ones has held top CBC radio and TV political shows at once before

Evan Solomon, host of CBC Power & Politics and The House

O’Malley pioneered live blogging from House committees

Kady O’Malley, CBC blogger and mistress of arcane House rules

Québécor’s Péladeau unleashes media to aid conservative cause in Canada

Pierre Karl Péladeau, Québécor president

Russo is Ottawa face of CP, helps set Hill agenda

Rob Russo, Canadian Press Ottawa bureau chief

Oliver, Newman host venerable Sunday show, land some of country’s hottest political guests

Craig Oliver and Kevin Newman, CTV Question Period hosts


Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, April 21, 2014
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

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A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.