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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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Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
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.

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