Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
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‘People are not quotes or clips, used to illustrate stories about war and conflict. People are the story, always.’

CBC The National reporter Nahlah Ayed talks about living in a Palestinian refugee camp, the oppression of ordinary Arabs, and reporting in the Middle East today as a Canadian of Palestinian descent who speaks Arabic fluently.

CBC’s historically split on what it should be, says Stursberg

But Richard Stursberg says it’s time to have a serious discussion about the CBC, fund it properly, and move on.

Former public servant takes alleged harassment case to Supreme Court

Zabia Chamberlain, who claims she was harassed by her boss at HRSDC, is fighting for her financial security and for closure.

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

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.


Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, September 19, 2014
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.