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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
Monday, April 20, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Vickers honoured at Douglas C. Frith dinner April 2, 2015

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The Château Laurier Ballroom was packed on Tuesday, March 31 for the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians dinner.
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The evening began with RCMP Cpl. Craig Kennedy's rendition of O Canada.
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Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers was recognized as an honorary member of CAFP for his heroism as the Sergeant at Arms during the Oct. 22 shooting.
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Peter O'Brian, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett and Steve Paikin.
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Rob Nicholson and former Liberal MP Sue Barnes.
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Conservative MP Dean Allison.
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Kevin Vickers and Conservative MP Ray Boughen.
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International Union of Operating Engineers' Steven Schumann and Canadian Labour's Nathan Rotman.
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House Deputy Speaker Joe Comartin.
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Mary Dawson, Senator David Smith, and Sharon Sholzberg-Gray.
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Senator Art Eggleton and Conservative MP Earl Dreeshen.
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Independent MP Brent Rathgeber in conversation with TVO's Steve Paikin.
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Andrew Cardozo, Pearson Centre president.
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Conservative MP Jay Aspin and Kevin Vickers.
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Lobbyist Leo Duguay.
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TVO host and author Steve Paikin gave an impassioned speech on what he's learned about the allure of public life.

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