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‘Jim never forgot his working-class roots’

‘Jim never forgot his working-class roots’

MPs recall former finance minister Jim Flaherty, whose sense of humour connected him to people.



HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS

Parliament’s website gets a makeover

Parliament’s website gets a makeover
The House of Commons, the Senate, and the Library of Parliament manage the site. Jointly, these three contributors hold the responsibility and sole right to the content posted on the site.

Former CIC mandarin says several public policies came from minister’s anecdotes

Former CIC mandarin says several public policies came from minister’s anecdotes
Andrew Griffith offers an insider’s account about the major cultural shift in the public service when the Conservatives formed government back in 2006.

Public Sector Pension Plan has $4.4-billion deficit, feds contributing extra half-billion a year to fix it

Public Sector Pension Plan has $4.4-billion deficit, feds contributing extra half-billion a year to fix it
The government expects it will take as long as 13 years of $435-million annual payments to get the deficit off its books. The first payment was made this March, and payments are scheduled to continue until 2026.

‘Jim never forgot his working-class roots’

‘Jim never forgot his working-class roots’
MPs recall former finance minister Jim Flaherty, whose sense of humour connected him to people.

‘We lost the war in Afghanistan and it broke my heart’: Graeme Smith

‘We lost the war in Afghanistan and it broke my heart’: Graeme Smith
Graeme Smith takes a grisly look at Afghanistan in his bestselling book, The Dog Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan.

Canada Council needs stronger public presence, has role to play to nurture a national conversation

Canada Council needs stronger public presence, has role to play to nurture a national conversation
And Simon Brault, outgoing Canada Council vice-chair, considers social media’s impact on the arts.

MacMillan says Great War a warning in our own times

MacMillan says Great War a warning in our own times
Margaret MacMillan’s The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 shortlisted for this year’s Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, April 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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