Thursday, April 24, 2014
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FEATURE
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.


  
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.


  
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 CBC.ca 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


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Thursday, April 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Former Liberal deputy prime minister Herb Gray dies at age 82: some photos from his life on the Hill April 22, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray, the former Liberal MP, Cabinet minister, and deputy prime minister, pictured here with his daughter Elizabeth Gray-Smith, died on Monday, April 21 at the age of 82. He served in Parliament of 39 years and was one of Canada's longest-serving MPs.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray and his former assistant Eugene Lang, pictured at a Hill reception.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray, pictured on his way to a U.S. Embassy's Fourth of July party in Ottawa. Mr. Gray may have not been in the House in his later years, but he regularly attended Hill-related receptions.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray at a menorah-lighting ceremony on the Hill.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured back in his Centre Block office when he was in government.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured in his Centre Block office, being interviewed by Bill Curry, who was a reporter for The Hill Times.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured in his Centre Block office back when he was in government.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured on the Hill posing for The Hill Times.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured on the Hill back when he was a Cabinet minister.
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Herb Gray, pictured on Parliament Hill.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray pictured with his wife, Sharon Sholzberg, on the Hill.
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Herb Gray, pictured in a Hill scrum.
The Hill Times file photograph
Jim Peterson and Herb Gray, pictured on a rainy day on the Hill.
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Jim Peterson and Herb Gray.
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Herb Gray, centre, pictured with the late Liberal MP Shaughnessy Cohen, and Windsor Star Hill reporter Paul McKeague, during a Hill fire drill.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, who went esophagus cancer in 1996 and beat it, is pictured here in a Hill scrum.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured at a Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner on the Hill.
The Hill Times file photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured at the Lester B. Pearson Building in Ottawa on his way into a special Cabinet minister back when he was a Cabinet minister.
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Herb Gray, pictured in a Hill scrum. Allan Thompson, left, was a reporter with The Toronto Star, and Paul McKeague, pictured right behind Mr. Gray, was never far behind the MP from Windsor.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray in another Hill scrum.
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Herb Gray in his Centre Block office back when he was a Cabinet minister. He collected, framed, and hung up most of the editorial cartoons of himself in his Centre Block office.
The Hill Times file photo
Herb Gray and his many framed cartoons.
The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy
Herb Gray and his editorial cartoons, pictured in his Centre Block office.

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