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Will Aglukkaq do for environment what she did for health?

Symbolically, Leona Aglukkaq’s perfect. Practically, her appointment as Environment Minister is intended to blunt aboriginal opposition to pipelines and mines.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
New Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, pictured in this file photo in Ottawa. Extreme obedience is not unusual on the Harper front bench; indeed, it is mandatory. But Aglukkaq is especially lifeless, rising dutifully to read her talking points, avoiding media except in highly-managed settings and staying well under the political radar, writes Susan Riley.

 

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Will Aglukkaq do for environment what she did for health?

Symbolically, Leona Aglukkaq’s perfect. Practically, her appointment as Environment Minister is intended to blunt aboriginal opposition to pipelines and mines.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
New Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, pictured in this file photo in Ottawa. Extreme obedience is not unusual on the Harper front bench; indeed, it is mandatory. But Aglukkaq is especially lifeless, rising dutifully to read her talking points, avoiding media except in highly-managed settings and staying well under the political radar, writes Susan Riley.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Thursday, December 18, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE