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New head of communications to Environment Minister Aglukkaq

New head of communications to Environment Minister Aglukkaq

Ted Laking is now director of communications to the Environment Minister, and he’s not the only staffing change that’s taken place in the office.



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
Thursday, April 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Former Liberal deputy prime minister Herb Gray dies at age 82: some photos from his life on the Hill April 22, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray, the former Liberal MP, Cabinet minister, and deputy prime minister, pictured here with his daughter Elizabeth Gray-Smith, died on Monday, April 21 at the age of 82. He served in Parliament of 39 years and was one of Canada's longest-serving MPs.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray and his former assistant Eugene Lang, pictured at a Hill reception.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray, pictured on his way to a U.S. Embassy's Fourth of July party in Ottawa. Mr. Gray may have not been in the House in his later years, but he regularly attended Hill-related receptions.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray at a menorah-lighting ceremony on the Hill.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured back in his Centre Block office when he was in government.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured in his Centre Block office, being interviewed by Bill Curry, who was a reporter for The Hill Times.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured in his Centre Block office back when he was in government.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured on the Hill posing for The Hill Times.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured on the Hill back when he was a Cabinet minister.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured on Parliament Hill.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray pictured with his wife, Sharon Sholzberg, on the Hill.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured in a Hill scrum.
The Hill Times file photograph
Jim Peterson and Herb Gray, pictured on a rainy day on the Hill.
The Hill Times file photograph
Jim Peterson and Herb Gray.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, centre, pictured with the late Liberal MP Shaughnessy Cohen, and Windsor Star Hill reporter Paul McKeague, during a Hill fire drill.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, who went esophagus cancer in 1996 and beat it, is pictured here in a Hill scrum.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured at a Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner on the Hill.
The Hill Times file photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured at the Lester B. Pearson Building in Ottawa on his way into a special Cabinet minister back when he was a Cabinet minister.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured in a Hill scrum. Allan Thompson, left, was a reporter with The Toronto Star, and Paul McKeague, pictured right behind Mr. Gray, was never far behind the MP from Windsor.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray in another Hill scrum.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray in his Centre Block office back when he was a Cabinet minister. He collected, framed, and hung up most of the editorial cartoons of himself in his Centre Block office.
The Hill Times file photo
Herb Gray and his many framed cartoons.
The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy
Herb Gray and his editorial cartoons, pictured in his Centre Block office.

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