Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Tanker liability bill not enough to satisfy critics

Tanker liability bill not enough to satisfy critics
Safeguarding Seas Bill could be part of resource agenda push.

Lobbyists looking to give back with new pro bono advocacy organization

Lobbyists looking to give back with new pro bono advocacy organization
A group of young Ottawa lobbyists is launching a pro bono service offering their unique skills on a volunteer basis to organizations that wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them.

Changes in consulting business: fewer retainers, more competition

Changes in consulting business: fewer retainers, more competition
Consultant lobbyists are adjusting to a business environment involving more competition, new technologies, and shorter contracts.

Conflict-of-interest report doesn’t address calls for post-employment rule changes

Conflict-of-interest report doesn’t address calls for post-employment rule changes
House Ethics Committee doesn’t recommend including ‘apparent’ conflicts in the act.

The Top 100 Lobbyists 2014

The Top 100 Lobbyists 2014
The popular idea of lobbying, of well-connected hired guns working their contacts in the backrooms, hasn’t kept up with reality. While the old idea is still true in some cases, lobbying, like every industry, is changing.

COLUMNS

 

House of Commons

• C-2 Safe Injection Bill (second reading)

• C-3 Safeguarding Canada’s Seas and Skies Bill (report stage)

• S-3 Port State Measures Agreement Implementation Act (first reading)

 

Monday, April 7 

• The House will debate Bill C-31, the budget implementation bill, at second reading.

• The House will resume debate on M-489, Conservative MP Scott Reid’s motion on electing the Speaker.

• The House Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee will hear from departmental officials about Bill C-30 to amend the Canada Grain Act and Canada Transportation Act.


Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, April 25, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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