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Parliament should end Ottawa's 'impossible' bus strike: reader

Re: "MPs don't want to force House of Commons vote on bus strike," (The Hill Times, Jan. 19, p. 1). Federal Labour Minister Rona Ambrose has announced that Ottawa's bus drivers will not be legislated back to work. When Toronto was threatened with a transit strike last year, the Ontario government legislated that system back to work within days. Some disappointed Ottawa citizens had been hoping that the returning federal Parliament, with labour relations jurisdiction over Ottawa's inter-provincial transit system, might consider similar relief for Ottawa.

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Parliament should end Ottawa's 'impossible' bus strike: reader

Re: "MPs don't want to force House of Commons vote on bus strike," (The Hill Times, Jan. 19, p. 1). Federal Labour Minister Rona Ambrose has announced that Ottawa's bus drivers will not be legislated back to work. When Toronto was threatened with a transit strike last year, the Ontario government legislated that system back to work within days. Some disappointed Ottawa citizens had been hoping that the returning federal Parliament, with labour relations jurisdiction over Ottawa's inter-provincial transit system, might consider similar relief for Ottawa.

  

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Monday, March 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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