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Yep, it’s that time of year again

Putting together the annual Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential People List is not easy and we always hear lots about it after it’s published. But someone’s got to do it.

Photograph courtesy of the PMO: Jason Ransom
Standing on guard for thee: Gov.-Gen. David Johnston, centre and officials and guests, pictured at Cabinet’s July 15, 2013, swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Every fall, before I start working the phones, I send emails to multiple, well connected sources who know the lay of the Ottawa political land and gently remind them “it’s that time of year again.” No, it’s not a reminder about the fall party season on the Hill, because there are non-stop shindigs and soirées every fall, but it’s a reminder that I will soon be picking their brains on who’s up and who’s down on the coming year’s Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential List. I send the emails to Conservative, NDP, and Liberal political staffers and lobbyists.

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Yep, it’s that time of year again

Putting together the annual Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential People List is not easy and we always hear lots about it after it’s published. But someone’s got to do it.

Photograph courtesy of the PMO: Jason Ransom
Standing on guard for thee: Gov.-Gen. David Johnston, centre and officials and guests, pictured at Cabinet’s July 15, 2013, swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

Download The Power & Influence magazine Winter 2014 edition here.

 

 

Every fall, before I start working the phones, I send emails to multiple, well connected sources who know the lay of the Ottawa political land and gently remind them “it’s that time of year again.” No, it’s not a reminder about the fall party season on the Hill, because there are non-stop shindigs and soirées every fall, but it’s a reminder that I will soon be picking their brains on who’s up and who’s down on the coming year’s Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential List. I send the emails to Conservative, NDP, and Liberal political staffers and lobbyists.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, December 21, 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.

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