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Canada a country of city states on regulatory enforcement, says Livesey

Thieves of Bay Street author Bruce Livesey tells The Hill Times about the dark side of Canada’s financial system.

House Speaker Scheer celebrates one-year anniversary in ‘best seat’ in Commons

Andrew Scheer, 33, is inspired by Margaret Thatcher, still seeks advice from former House Speaker Peter Milliken, and says he’s doing his best to improve the tone in the Commons, despite what the critics say.

Bonner shows people how to say what they mean and stay on message

SOCKO system to stay on message when speaking or writing is a good one.

‘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

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.


Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.