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Harper appoints Communications Security Establishment chief Forster new DND deputy minister

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



HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Liberal Party Rally
January 26, 2015
2014 in photos
December 19, 2014

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

Every Monday morning, some 300 NDP staffers meet on the Hill

They say the weekly meetings boost the team’s effectiveness and morale.

Photo of the day, Jan. 20

Photo of the day, Jan. 20
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks at Canada 2020 luncheon

Clearing the plains, Sir John A. Macdonald’s policy of starvation

Years of hunger and despair that coincided with extermination of the bison and relocation of groups to reserves, exacerbated by inadequate food aid from the dominion government, created ecological conditions in which the disease exploded. Half-hearted relief measures during the famine of 1878-80 and after, which kept plains people in a constant state of hunger, not only undermined the government’s half-baked self-sufficiency initiative but also illustrated the moral and legal failures of the Crown’s treaty commitment to provide assistance in the case of a widespread famine on the plains.

Macdonald set bar for English-French relations

Macdonald set bar for English-French relations
Canada’s commitment to both official languages is rooted in our history.

Macdonald was also a spymaster who fought terrorism

Macdonald was also a spymaster who fought terrorism
In Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies, Patrice Dutil and Roger Hall extract a multi-dimensional portrait of the man who is still surprisingly relevant today.

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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