Thursday, July 24, 2014
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FEATURE
Baird voted best Cabinet minister in Question Period

The Hill Times 20th Annual Politically Savvy Survey, conducted for the first time this year by Angus Reid.


  
NDP MP Thibeault misses out on Crashed Ice redemption

Warm weather sidelines downhill-ice-racing MPs at Quebec City event.


  
Head of R&D review panel says feds got it right on innovation with 2012 budget

OpenText’s Tom Jenkins says government must now work as ‘convening power’ and bring research and commercial sectors together.


  
Churchill exhibit opens in Library of Parliament

‘Sir Winston Churchill’s Parliamentary address is perhaps one of the more historically significant events our Parliament has witnessed,’ says House Speaker Andrew Scheer of the Dec. 30, 1941 speech.


  
Persichilli says goodbye, MacDougall says hello to ‘busiest client servicing job in government’

Angelo Persichilli resigns from the PMO after seven months in one of the busiest jobs in government. Andrew MacDougall steps in officially.


  
Press gallery clerk retires, bids adieu to a pressure cooker

‘There’s a lot more pressure today,’ for media on Parliament Hill, says outgoing gallery clerk Jean Labelle.


  
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.


  
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.


  
Who Supports Whom in NDP Leadership Race

  
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.


  
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.


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, July 25, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman's Fourth of July shindig July 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, right, and his wife, Vicki, were all smiles at hosting their first Fourth of July bash in Ottawa. Some 3,000 guest attended. The mood was good and there was a lot of dancing, eating, and chatting.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman. The dress code was summer whites. The atmosphere was light and lovely.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ken Taylor, former Canadian ambassador to Iran.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky's Susan Smith, Ottawa University's Robert Asselin, and Bluesky's Tim Barber.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former CTV Hill reporter Roger Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Bloc MP Claude Bachand and Danielle Leclerc.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

House of Commons protocol's Elizabeth Rody and Jane Kennedy.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

McLoughlin Media's Barry McLoughlin and Laura Peck.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Perrin Beatty, wearing a nice summer hat.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The National Arts Centre's Peter Herndorff and Rosemary Thompson.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Sisters, Maggie Creskey, left, and Hill Times publisher Anne Marie Creskey.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Joe Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Chad Schella, Maureen McTeer, and CPAC's Catherine Clark.

The Hill Times photograph Jake Wright

The guests on the front lawn of the U.S. ambassador's official residence in Ottawa's swishy Rockcliffe neighbourhood, high up above the Ottawa River.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The cheesecakes were brought in from Chicago. Yum!

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Maclean's magazine's Paul Wells.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Shaw's Alayne Crawford and Gary Clement, senior manager of GR at TD Bank (Toronto). 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CCCE's Ailish Campbell, Ekos' Frank Graves, Amgen's Kim Furlong, and H&K's Jackie King.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Environics' Greg MacEachern, CPAC's Natalie LeMay-Calcutt, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CommuniquéDirect's Nick Masciantonio and MDA's Leslie Swartman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

That's a lot of cheese, Martha.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Postmedia News columnist Andrew Coyne and Global TV News reporter Laura Stone.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay, right, and a friend.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The lineup.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The scene.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Postmedia News national affairs columnist Andrew Coyne.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CTV cameraman Dave Ellis, centre. 

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