Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
START A FREE TRIAL | SUBSCRIBE | LOG IN
Sign up for the free daily email


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.

To View the rest of this article, please choose one of the following

If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to The Hill Times

Subscribe to the print and electronic editions and get instant access to The Hill Times online.


Sign Up for a free trial

For access to the website.



back to article Yep, it’s that time of year again
Editor’s Note: Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of The Hill Times. Personal attacks, name-calling, offensive language, and unsubstantiated allegations are not allowed.
For more information on our commenting policies, please see our Community Discussion Rules page. If you see a typo or error in a story, report it to us here news@hilltimes.com.

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
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE