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Hill journalists say there’s too much government information control and Parliament has lost its power

Senior Parliament Hill reporters, speaking at the Manning Networking Conference, say it has become increasingly difficult over the last 20 years for journalists and MPs to obtain information about the federal government’s activities and that it’s hurting the public’s understanding of public policy, the perception of Parliament, and the government.

: CTV Ottawa bureau chief Bob Fife, pictured in this file photo, said on Saturday, March 1 at the Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa, that Parliament has lost its oversight role. ‘It’s getting to the point here where you feel you are in a neutered system.’ The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

 

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Hill journalists say there’s too much government information control and Parliament has lost its power

Senior Parliament Hill reporters, speaking at the Manning Networking Conference, say it has become increasingly difficult over the last 20 years for journalists and MPs to obtain information about the federal government’s activities and that it’s hurting the public’s understanding of public policy, the perception of Parliament, and the government.

: CTV Ottawa bureau chief Bob Fife, pictured in this file photo, said on Saturday, March 1 at the Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa, that Parliament has lost its oversight role. ‘It’s getting to the point here where you feel you are in a neutered system.’ The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

 

  

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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