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Ministers Hehr and Carr bulk up offices, hire policy directors

Ministers Hehr and Carr bulk up offices, hire policy directors

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr hired Mike Rau as a policy director for his ministerial office, and Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr has hired Paul McCarthy as his policy director.



HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS

Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential People in Government and Politics, 2016

Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential People in Government and Politics, 2016
The Top 100 list is a reflection of power and influence today. Following the election and with a change in government, it’s quite a different list from the previous eight. There are 58 new names. Thirty on the list are women, including 10 among the Top 25. That’s six more than last year, primarily because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed women to powerful positions within cabinet. There are also six visible minorities on the list, double from last year, and two indigenous people.

Ola Cocina: An off-the-Hill hit

Ola Cocina: An off-the-Hill hit
As Maclean’s political editor Paul Wells puts it, stepping into Ola Cocina 'couldn’t be further emotionally, psychologically' from high-end places like Hy’s Steakhouse or 'buzz places' like Brixtons where the Hill crowd usually hang their hats post-Question Period. 'That’s most of the charm of the place,' he says.

New year, new way to petition Parliament

New year, new way to petition Parliament
Return to the House will see the first ever government responses to e-petitions. Submissions so far include banning Donald Trump from Canada, stopping animal cruelty, and holding a referendum on electoral reform.

Liberal MPs Ratansi, Regan, Paradis, Conservative MP Stanton vying for Speaker

Liberal MPs Ratansi, Regan, Paradis, Conservative MP Stanton vying for Speaker
MPs will elect their next House of Commons Speaker on Thursday.

Meet Heritage Minister Joly, Ottawa’s new political powerhouse

Meet Heritage Minister Joly, Ottawa’s new political powerhouse
With numerous big NCC projects underway and Canada’s 150th celebrations on the horizon, Ottawa is set to become a ‘critical file’ for the minister from Montreal, say insiders.

Art and reconciliation: 'It’s a way to tell a story that reaches more people'

Art and reconciliation: 'It’s a way to tell a story that reaches more people'
'The arts, whether in music, especially in music from A Tribe Called Red to Tanya Tagaq, or in film or in literature or painting, it becomes something that we’re able to access a different part of our minds. We’re able to access a part of us that is sometimes a little more caring and giving,' says Joseph Boyden.

Wellington Building handover in April 2016, crumbling West Block gets 1.4million new bricks

Wellington Building handover in April 2016, crumbling West Block gets 1.4million new bricks
The Wellington Building will provide space for 69 parliamentarian offices and 10 committee rooms as an interim space when renovations on the Centre Block begin in 2018.

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
MPs party under the stars, B.C. politicos come to Ottawa Feb. 8, 2016

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole and Steven Blaney dancing with performer Jully Black. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Party Under the Stars organizer Cheri Elliott, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Mr. Sajjan and Ms. Elliott.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Environics' Louis Charles Roy, Greg MacEachern, and their newest hire Chris McCluskey.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa city councillor Jody Mitic.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP James Bezan.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Rob Nicholson. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Peter Kent.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Jully Black with emcee of the evening Sarah Freemark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The crowd inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 3.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MPs at Wednesday's reception.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MPs Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Harjit Sajjan and Sukh Dhaliwal.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido and Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal B.C. MP Hedy Fry.

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