Plus, newsroom cuts expected at CTV, and the Globe and Mail, and Mulroney whip and Harper mentor Jim Hawkes dies at 84.
Ensight’s John Delacourt, left, with Brian Bohunicky, senior adviser in Public Services Minister Carla Qualtrough’s office, and Monique Lugli, chief of staff to Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, at the 2018 Politics and the Pen gala. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The 2018 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing will be unveiled at the annual Politics and the Pen showcase May 15, which typically brings together more than 500 writers, politicians, lobbyists, and staffers.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.