Sir John A. had much of the force of a Cromwell, some of the compacting and conciliating tact of a Pitt, the sagacity of a Gladstone, and some of the shrewdness of a Disraeli. In an era of political giants and legends, Canada’s Macdonald was frontbench material on the world stage.
Award-winning Ken Rockburn set to begin his third season of Rockburn Presents on CPAC on July 8, interviewing authors, actors, musicians, and newsmakers.
End of Growth author and former CIBC chief economist Jeff Rubin tells The Hill Times that Canada’s Dutch Disease is going to make Rae Days seem like a good idea.
Janice Williamson says Omar Khadr, Oh Canada tries to ‘unearth a better truth’ about the Omar Khadr story.
Children on the Hill offers 34 childcare spots for children aged 18 months to five years old. And it’s been doing so since 1981.
Thieves of Bay Street author Bruce Livesey tells The Hill Times about the dark side of Canada’s financial system.
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.
SOCKO system to stay on message when speaking or writing is a good one.
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.
But Richard Stursberg says it’s time to have a serious discussion about the CBC, fund it properly, and move on.
Zabia Chamberlain, who claims she was harassed by her boss at HRSDC, is fighting for her financial security and for closure.
The Hill Times 20th Annual Politically Savvy Survey, conducted for the first time this year by Angus Reid.
Warm weather sidelines downhill-ice-racing MPs at Quebec City event.
OpenText’s Tom Jenkins says government must now work as ‘convening power’ and bring research and commercial sectors together.
‘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.
Angelo Persichilli resigns from the PMO after seven months in one of the busiest jobs in government. Andrew MacDougall steps in officially.
‘There’s a lot more pressure today,’ for media on Parliament Hill, says outgoing gallery clerk Jean Labelle.
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.
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.
At 9:52 a.m., the first calls came in of shots fired at the National War Memorial. Five people tried to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's life who was standing guard at the National War Memorial. He later died of gunshot wounds.
The people who tried save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's life were later identified as Margaret Lerhe, a nurse on her way to work at the Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital; another corporal, a soldier, National Defence employee and former Naval officer Martin Magnan; and lawyer Barbara Winters who told Cpl. Cirillo that his family loved him while he lay dying.
People running from Parliament Hill shortly after the gunfight in Centre Block where gunman Michael Zihaf-Bibeau was shot dead by House Sgt.-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, House security officers, and the RCMP.
Police pictured at the corner of Metcalfe and Slater streets in Ottawa later in the day on Oct. 22.
Liberal Sen. Jim Munson in a lockdown in Room 257 East Block doing a media interview.
NDP MPs, staffers, and others locked down in Room 257 East Block, watching the events unfold on one small laptop.
NDP MP Wayne Marston, pictured shortly after running from Parliament Hill.
More police officers on Metcalfe Street, just down the street from Parliament Hill.
Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott does a media interview on Metcalfe Street.
A tourist who witnessed the shooting talks to police shortly after Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot.
Police on Sparks Street outside The Hill Times' office.
NDP MPs Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdiere, and NDP MP Charlie Angus, pictured shortly after the shooting on the Hill and the National War Memorial.
Journalists and others leaving Parliament Hill, shortly after the shooting.
CTV Hill reporter Richard Madan and CBC Radio reporter Susan Lunn.
NDP MP Charlie Angus does an interview on Metcalfe Street later in the afternoon.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured that evening, addressing the nation about the shocking killing of a soldier killed at the National War Memorial and later the killing of the man in a gunfight in Centre Block.
The next day in the Hot Room, the Parliamentary Press Gallery. Gallery clerks Collin Lafrance and Normand Gagnon.
Flowers the next morning, Oct. 23, at the National War Memorial.
People bring flowers to the War Memorial the day after, Oct. 23.
A woman bringing flowers is escorted by police to the National War Memorial on Oct. 23.
People pay their respects at the National War Memorial on Oct. 23.
Conservative MPs Mark Warawa and Scott Reid return to the Hill the day after the shootings.
Conservative MP James Bezan, parliamentary secretary to the minister of national defence, is interviewed the following day, Oct. 23.
An RCMP officer stands guard on Parliament Hill on Oct. 23.
Police pictured outside the Chateau Laurier Hotel the following day, Oct. 23.
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, pictured in the Commons foyer on Oct. 23, taking questions from reporters.
Minister of State for Small Business Maxime Bernier, being scrummed on Oct. 23.
Parliamentary Press Gallery clerk Normand Gagnon, pictured on Oct. 23.
House Sgt.-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, pictured on Oct. 23 in the Speaker's Parade. Mr. Vickers is being credited as the one whose bullets killed gunman Michael Zihaf-Bibeau who stormed the Centre Block with a hunting rifle.
NDP MP Paul Dewar, pictured, and many other MPs, visited the National War Memorial the following day, Oct. 23.
Just outside the Library of Parliament, where Michael Zihaf-Bibeau was finally shot and killed after a gunfight in Centre Block.
Former Reform Party leader Preston Manning was on Parliament Hill on Oct. 23, the day after the shooting.
The Wire Report reporter Peter Henderson, pictured on Oct. 23, doing an interview with CNN. He had been locking up his bike on Sparks Street on the morning of the shooting at the National War Memorial and was one of the first reporters on the scene.