Members of the European Union Delegation’s team prepare to paddle in the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival on June 27, 2015 at Mooney’s Bay. From front left: captain Petra Auster and Annegret Hayward, EU assistant Mélina Chimal-Pilon, and Austrian assistant Annkathrin Diehl, Romanian second secretary Silvana Bolocan (turned head) and Portuguese deputy João Sabido Costa. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Public servants and embassy staff are signing up once again to shed their business-wear for life preservers and a chance at glory.
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Though many acknowledge Leslyn Lewis has demonstrated her political chops, her candidacy is still seen as a long shot in a race that some say will be driven by electability in the next general election.
'The core operating ideal within ... Ottawa is evidence-based policymaking and there are clearly other jurisdictions out there besides the U.S. that have done a better job in containing [the virus],' says Eric Miller.
Small Business Minister Mary Ng says the extent of her interactions with the organization was limited to that initial pitch, and did not extend to the since-cancelled contract for the student-grant program.