NDP MP Niki Ashton and her partner, Bruce Moncur, had their arms full with their one-year-old twins, Leonidas and Stephanos, winning over the hearts of anyone around them.
Niki Ashton and her one-year-old son Stephanos enjoyed the Women on the Hill event. Ms. Ashton is the first woman to run for a federal party leadership while pregnant. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
It always surprises Party Central how different the main room in the Sir John A. Macdonald building can look from party to party.
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One thing is clear, marketing experts say Andrew Scheer will have to be more animated when he debates against Justin Trudeau, especially with his former leadership rival, Maxime Bernier, now in the mix.
Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says it was necessary to discuss matters in private to protect the confidentiality of victims, while Independents say it would have been possible to strike a balance and be transparent.
A culmination of three years of work, the book takes stock of challenges facing Canadian democracy, including the decline of Cabinet government, centralization of the PMO, and 'fault lines' in the public service.
Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says he thinks the timing wasn't due to the federal government's framework on the Arctic and Canada's North being rushed, but rather waiting on territorial partners co-developing the package.