Plus, former president George W. Bush's portraits are among the many exhibitions coming to the capital over the next few months.
The Canadian Society of Parliamentary History launched with its first event in May. Participants, from top left: Conservative MP Martin Shields, former Speaker of the House of Commons Robert Marleau, Liberal MP Brenda Shanahan, Co-operative Commonwealth Federation MP Erin Weir, former Liberal minister John Reid, and former senator Anne Cools. From bottom left: former House Speaker Peter Miliken, Carleton University professor Paul Thomas, Dalhousie University professor Lori Turnbull, and University of Ottawa professor Jennifer Wallner.
Photograph courtesy of Brenda Shanahan
Canadian parliamentary history buffs now have a place to bring their Westminster system wisdom.
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Conservative MP Peter Kent calls the The National's four host configuration 'a messy format', while NDP MP Peter Julian says the four hosts have been effective in 'putting forward often very courageous positions.'
A House Government Operations and Estimates Committee report highlights a lack of tools and services available to military members and veterans to help them navigate the federal public service hiring process.
'It’s important for me to let you know that this is an election year, but the work won’t stop. The work continues until the writ drops for 35 days,' Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said.
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.