Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
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FEATURE
‘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

  
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.


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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