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Technology changing the way political parties, candidates campaign

Technology changing the way political parties, candidates campaign

'The challenges in 2015 will be unlike any campaign before in a candidate’s history as on a local and national level we try to engage in two different approaches of whole cohorts of voters,' says Industry Minister James Moore.



POLITICS

Adams attends first Liberal caucus meeting, colleagues put on brave face among signs of discontent

Adams attends first Liberal caucus meeting, colleagues put on brave face among signs of discontent
'A lot of people who voted Conservative are going to be voting for the Liberals. Our tent is growing, and I think it’s a great sign,' says Toronto Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland about her new caucus colleague, former Conservative MP Eve Adams.

He’s ‘Ottawa’s new John Baird,’ Poilievre moves into Harper Cabinet’s big leagues

He’s ‘Ottawa’s new John Baird,’ Poilievre moves into Harper Cabinet’s big leagues
Pierre Poilievre steps into a senior ministerial portfolio, but he will have to work to gain the influence John Baird had as Ottawa’s regional political minister.

Grit Bélanger says Parliament could contract RCMP independently on Hill security oversight

Grit Bélanger says Parliament could contract RCMP independently on Hill security oversight
A rarely-used closure manoeuvre the government is using to kill Commons debate as early on a Conservative motion opposition MPs say would give Cabinet unconstitutional control over Parliament’s security forces has prompted Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger to skirt his party’s position in support of the government motion with a last-ditch amendment preserving the independence of Parliament.

Trudeau’s chief of staff held teleconference with Liberal MPs 15 minutes before Adams’ floor-crossing news conference Monday

Trudeau’s chief of staff held teleconference with Liberal MPs 15 minutes before Adams’ floor-crossing news conference Monday
Liberal MPs learned only 15 minutes prior to party leader Justin Trudeau’s Ottawa news conference Monday that he was set to announce former Conservative MP Eve Adams was joining his caucus and would seek nomination as a Liberal candidate for the 2015 election, The Hill Times has learned.

Adams exploring Eglinton-Lawrence, Finance Minister Oliver’s riding

Adams exploring Eglinton-Lawrence, Finance Minister Oliver’s riding
All but three of the 14 federal ridings in the west Toronto region where former Conservative MP Eve Adams was expected to run as a newly-minted Liberal have already nominated their candidates for the 2015 election.

‘If Kevin Vickers were here, he would not let this happen’: May

‘If Kevin Vickers were here, he would not let this happen’: May
A government plan to put the RCMP in command of a unified Commons and Senate security service came under heightened scrutiny on Thursday, with Green Party Leader Elizabeth May saying the national police force should stay out of internal Parliamentary affairs, and that the Parliamentary Protective Services should even replace the Mounties providing security and policing grounds around the Parliamentary Buildings.

House security union slams move to put Mounties in charge of Hill security

House security union slams move to put Mounties in charge of Hill security
A government plan to put the RCMP in command of the House of Commons and Senate protective services is drawing strong criticism in Parliament, with the union representing Commons security officers denouncing the move as a threat to Parliament’s independence.

NDP resumes Federal Court fight after BOIE orders NDP MPs to pay back $2.75-million

NDP resumes Federal Court fight after BOIE orders NDP MPs to pay back $2.75-million
The NDP is resuming a suspended Federal Court case over allegations its MPs violated House of Commons rules by placing staff on the Parliamentary payroll in satellite offices outside Ottawa, after the powerful internal Commons Board of Internal Economy unexpectedly broke the court truce with a published statement on Feb. 3 saying it is directing the MPs to personally reimburse a total of $2.7-million.

PM Harper's rhetoric on Canadians killing terrorists heightening public anxiety during election year, say opposition MPs

PM Harper's rhetoric on Canadians killing terrorists heightening public anxiety during election year, say opposition MPs
'You’ve got the Prime Minister of Canada standing in the House and saying "we want you to kill them." I think he’s dragging us more and more into fights that we don’t need to be in,' says Liberal MP Judy Sgro.

PEOPLE

Harper appoints Communications Security Establishment chief Forster new DND deputy minister

Greta Bossenmaier will take over for John Forster at CSE on Feb. 9.

43 people to watch in this winter Commons session: a rundown of top political players

43 people to watch  in this winter Commons session: a rundown of top political players
The overarching focus of each party will be electoral posturing. Everything that happens in Parliament will be about further defining party identity.

Harper shuffles senior ranks of public service

Harper shuffles senior ranks of public service
Richard Fadden becomes PM's national security adviser, among other moves in bureaucratic shuffle

LEGISLATION
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Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, March 6, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Manning Networking Conference 2015 - Day 1 panels March 6, 2015

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

Former Conservative Cabinet minister Chuck Strahl opens up the first day of panel discussions.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

The crowd at the Manning Centre Networking conference on March 6.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

Rex Murphy

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Finance Minister Joe Oliver spoke about strengthening the confidence of taxpayers and investors.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

Finance Minister Joe Oliver, Manning Centre board member Robin Martin and Canadian Taxpayers Federation's Michael Binnion spoke about strengthening the confidence of taxpayers and investors.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

Former Conservative Cabinet minister Monte Solberg spoke on a panel about market-based environmental conservation.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

The crowd.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

Summa Strategies' Jim Armour, Preston Manning, National Post's John Ivison and the Toronto Stars' Susan Delacourt speak about the results of a new niational public opinion survey.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

National Post columnist John Ivison.

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Toronto Star reporter Susan Delacourt

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski speaks to Manning Centre Networking Conference attendees about energy, the environment and the economy.
The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Alberta Premier Jim Prentice talks to Manning Centre Networking conference attendees about energy, the environment and the economy.

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