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It’s time for Bennett on Parliament Hill

R.B. Bennett’s story deserves to be a larger part of our collective story. He should have a statue on Parliament Hill.

Photograph courtesy of House of Commons curator
Parliament Hill’s story is incomplete for it is without a statue of prime minister R.B. Bennett, Conservative prime minister of Canada from 1930 to 1935. He deserves to be there, writes historian and author John Boyko.

 History matters. It is the stories we tell ourselves and others about who we are and who we aspire to be. Among the important ways we tell those stories are through the monuments we erect on Parliament Hill. The lawn outside our House. Sir John is there. So are Diefenbaker and Laurier, the Queen, the Famous Five, and more. But Parliament Hill’s story is incomplete for it is without a statue of prime minister R.B. Bennett. He deserves to be there. We need him there for visitors to ponder his life and contributions as reflections of the values we cherish as Canadians.

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It’s time for Bennett on Parliament Hill

R.B. Bennett’s story deserves to be a larger part of our collective story. He should have a statue on Parliament Hill.

Photograph courtesy of House of Commons curator
Parliament Hill’s story is incomplete for it is without a statue of prime minister R.B. Bennett, Conservative prime minister of Canada from 1930 to 1935. He deserves to be there, writes historian and author John Boyko.

 History matters. It is the stories we tell ourselves and others about who we are and who we aspire to be. Among the important ways we tell those stories are through the monuments we erect on Parliament Hill. The lawn outside our House. Sir John is there. So are Diefenbaker and Laurier, the Queen, the Famous Five, and more. But Parliament Hill’s story is incomplete for it is without a statue of prime minister R.B. Bennett. He deserves to be there. We need him there for visitors to ponder his life and contributions as reflections of the values we cherish as Canadians.

  

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Friday, September 19, 2014
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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.

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