Sunday, May 24, 2015
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FEATURE
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


  
The campaign people behind the Liberal leadership candidates

Stephen Carter: ‘You don’t start big. You start small and you grow.’


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, May 24, 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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