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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, October 20, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary shindig in Ottawa: Oct. 15, 2014 Oct. 20, 2014

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The crowd at Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary party on Oct. 15 at its Chambers Building office in Ottawa. About 250 people came out to the party.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
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Dan Rogers and Craig Robinson.
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Jim Patrick and Bernard Lord.
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Hugh Winsor and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
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William Stairs.
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Former prime minister Joe Clark.
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Hugh Segal, Harry Near, and Michael Robinson.
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Hugh Segal and Harry Near regaled the crowd with some colourful speeches.
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The crowd.
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Bloomberg's Theo Argitis and Earnscliffe's Robin Sears chat inside Mr. Sears' office.
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It was a standing-room-only kind of an affair, with some guests standing in the stairway to hear the speeches upstairs.
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Pollster Bruce Anderson who used to work at Earnscliffe at one time.
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Earnscliffe's Peter Harris, left, Hill & Knowlton's Elizabeth Roscoe, centre.
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Bruce Young, head of Earnscliffe's B.C. office, talks about how the West Coast office of the firm came to be.
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Kaveri Braid leads the Saskatchewan office.
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Earnscliffe's principal in Ottawa, Daniel Bernier.
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Bill Fox, one of the founders of Earnscliffe along with Harry Near and Hugh Segal, chats up the crowd.
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The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vieira.
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CIBC's director of government relations Michel Liboiron.
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NDP national director Anne McGrath.
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Earnscliffe's Michael Robinson and his children, Katie Robinson and Craig Robinson.
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Tom Clark, host of Global TV's The West Block.
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Earnscliffe principal Velma McColl shares memories from her more than 10 years with Earnscliffe.

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