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International PR firm Edelman acquires Devon Group, expands national public affairs practice in Canada

Edelman says it has acquired the Devon Group, an expansion that will help Edelman build a national public affairs offering, particularly in government relations, digital public affairs and digital campaigns.

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.


House of Commons

• C-2 Safe Injection Bill (committee)

•C-11 Priority Hiring for Injured Veterans Bill (second reading)

•C-12 Drug-Free Prisons Bill (second reading)

•C-13 Online Crime Prevention Bill (third reading)

Monday, Oct. 20 

•The House will debate for the first time at second reading, on a private member’s bill from Conservative MP Corneliu Chisu (C-585) on amending the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act (period of residence).

•The House Public Safety and National Security Committee will meet to continue its study of the government’s Respect for Communities Act (C-2) regarding amending the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The meeting will be televised.

•The House Environment and Sustainable Development Committee will meet to discuss committee business, and the management of municipal solid waste and industrial materials.

•The House Finance Committee will meet to continue its 2014 pre-budget consultations.

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, October 24, 2014
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.