Tuesday, July 7, 2015
SUBSCRIBE | LOG IN
Sign up for the free daily email

FEATURE
Quorum editors sign off for last time, leave two others in charge

After 34 years of editing Quorum, Linda McLean and Trina Costantini-Powell, sometimes known as Thelma and Louise, have packed it in.


  
That’s one gussied up goat! Meet Batisse the Royal 22e Regiment’s mascot

  
Page leaves job as Canada’s first PBO

Criticized by the government for providing good, solid analysis ever since he started the job five years ago, Kevin Page talks about his job as Canada’s first Parliamentary budget officer. His last day was Friday.


  
McLean learned a lot inside the NDP’s war room

James McLean talks about his book, The NDP War Room: Competing for Credibility in a Federal Election.


  
Veteran CTV Hill reporter Smith packs it in

After more than 35 years as a reporter, including 29 years as a foreign correspondent and senior Hill reporter for CTV, Roger Smith is retiring.


  
Inside the world of hired guns in Ottawa: 100 Top Lobbyists 2013

Registered lobbying in Canada has grown 58.7 per cent since 2005, and lobbyists say that’s a good thing because it means people are influencing government in the public light.


  
Energy, natural resources, mining big lobbying issues in 2013

  
Top 100 Lobbyists, 2013

  
Lobbying fundamental part of decision-making, goes back to the Magna Carta, says GRIC president

GRIC President Jim Patrick says most lobbyists are ethical and the number of outliers has been very small.


  
Angus busiest consultant lobbyist in town, followed by Samson, Desmarais

Of the Top 100 Lobbyists, The Capital Hill group’s David Angus is perhaps the busiest consultant lobbyist in the city.


  
What it takes to be a hired gun in Ottawa

Geoff Norquay is a veteran, Mike Van Soelen a rookie, and Jacquie LaRocque is a veteran-in-the-making, but they all have advice on how to make it in Ottawa’s busy and competitive GR world.


  
Newcomer Van Soelen growing new company, ‘exciting experience’

  
LaRocque’s diverse background makes her unique lobbyist

  
Maclean’s gossip columnist cut, leaves ‘best job in the world’

Mitchel Raphael has been writing and taking pictures for his popular Capital Diary column 2006. But the column was cut on Feb. 13.


  
‘Cars undo cities in a lot of ways,’ and make worse urban spaces, says Grescoe

Taras Grescoe travelled to 14 cities around the world to study how transportation systems affected urban life. The result is Straphanger, a finalist for the prestigious Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.


  
‘There’s no question in my mind the creation of the mega-city helped corruption’ in Montreal

After fighting the PQ over forced Quebec mergers, Westmount mayor Peter Trent says political parties are way ‘too powerful’ at all levels of government.


  
Three Hill journalists nominated for Newsperson of the Year Award

The winner will be announced on Feb. 28 as part of the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s J-Talk to be held at the Exchange Tower in downtown Toronto.


  
‘We’re supposed to be living in a wall-less world’

Shaughnessy Cohen-nominated author Marcello Di Cintio talks about his book, Walls, and the people and places divided by them.


  
BODY ART: MPs on why they got tattoos

  
The Château Laurier: Parliament’s third chamber

The Château has been Ottawa’s extra-Parliamentary hub, welcoming some of the great political figures of our time and serving as the stage for momentous political events over its storied 100-year history.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, July 12, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Fourth of July party at U.S. ambassador's residence July 6, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

The dance floor was packed all evening, as The Digs played an assortment of Motown tunes. Even the Band of the Governor General's Foot Guards got in on the fun.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, joined by his wife, Vicki, and Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson and his wife, Arlene.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, with his wife Arlene and Mr. and Mrs. Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman getting down on the dance floor, as Donna Chevrier, owner of Ola Cocina restaurant, looks on.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Bruce and Vicki Heyman, joined onstage by their two daughters, Liza and Caroline.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Bruce and Vicki Heyman testing out one of the vintage cars on display.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Cakes from Eli's Cheesecake were flown in from Chicago just for the event—salted caramel, chocolate chip and blackberry sour cream. Shockingly, no pie was served at these Fourth of July festivities.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE



Incumbent MPs not running in Election 2015 Election 2015: MPs not running Incumbent MPs not running in Election 2015
Duffy trial starts April 7: A Hill Times primer Mike Duffy Trial primer Duffy trial starts April 7: A Hill Times primer
Nominated Federal Candidates for 2015 Election So Far Federal Election 2015 Nominated Federal Candidates for 2015 Election So Far
Construction unearths Parliament Hill’s past Parliament Hill Construction unearths Parliament Hill’s past
Mike Duffy trial court exhibits Mike Duffy Trial - Court Exhibits Mike Duffy trial court exhibits