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HOH goes to Madonna; and Simpson, Adams, and Brown all release books

Photograph by Jean-Marc Carisse
HOH goes to Madonna: The tickets were expensive ($165 for nosebleeds), the opening act took too long, and she didn't do an encore, but the Madonna concert at the Scotiabank Place on Sept. 10 was amazing, and HOH was there. It was by far the best show HOH has seen, even if the Material Girl did not sing some of her older hits. With 12 studio albums and a more than 30-year career, Madonna could be forgiven. After waiting for more than two and a half hours, the MDNA tour opened with a theatrical rendition of Girl Gone Wild, to which the sold out crowd of 15,000 fans danced. The hour and 45 minute show featured favourites such as Vogue, Express Yourself and Papa Don't Preach to newer hits Give Me All Your Luvin, Turn on the Radio and Human Nature. The show wrapped up with a lively Like a Prayer and Celebration. It was over. As the Ottawa fans began streaming out, less than a minute later the house lights came on and HOH was left cheering by herself for an encore. Despite the lack of energy Ottawa is known for at concerts (and hockey games!), there is no denying that at 53, Madonna's still got it.

Canada’s health-care system is a Chevrolet, not a Cadillac, as most Canadians think, says Globe and Mail national affairs columnist Jeffrey Simpson in his new book, Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health-Care System Needs to be Dragged Into the 21st Century.

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HOH goes to Madonna; and Simpson, Adams, and Brown all release books

Photograph by Jean-Marc Carisse
HOH goes to Madonna: The tickets were expensive ($165 for nosebleeds), the opening act took too long, and she didn't do an encore, but the Madonna concert at the Scotiabank Place on Sept. 10 was amazing, and HOH was there. It was by far the best show HOH has seen, even if the Material Girl did not sing some of her older hits. With 12 studio albums and a more than 30-year career, Madonna could be forgiven. After waiting for more than two and a half hours, the MDNA tour opened with a theatrical rendition of Girl Gone Wild, to which the sold out crowd of 15,000 fans danced. The hour and 45 minute show featured favourites such as Vogue, Express Yourself and Papa Don't Preach to newer hits Give Me All Your Luvin, Turn on the Radio and Human Nature. The show wrapped up with a lively Like a Prayer and Celebration. It was over. As the Ottawa fans began streaming out, less than a minute later the house lights came on and HOH was left cheering by herself for an encore. Despite the lack of energy Ottawa is known for at concerts (and hockey games!), there is no denying that at 53, Madonna's still got it.

Canada’s health-care system is a Chevrolet, not a Cadillac, as most Canadians think, says Globe and Mail national affairs columnist Jeffrey Simpson in his new book, Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health-Care System Needs to be Dragged Into the 21st Century.

  

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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