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Has the Hill changed for women in the workplace post-#MeToo?

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New prescribed policies, procedures forced people to think about how they were acting, creating a 'profound' change in terms of staff understanding how they need to relate in the workplace, says the PMO's Marci Surkes.
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'It’s like you walk around and you have a target on your back … there is something a bit, not sadistic, but satisfying in getting rid of the last MP standing,' says McGill Prof. Daniel Béland.
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Plus, Scott Brison has a new job, and the Liberals have announced the party's next national campaign committee co-chairs.
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Alberta NDP MP Heather McPherson says she supports the energy industry but that the war room is 'absurd' and pulls attention from existing opportunities for strong oil and gas and renewable energy sectors.
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'Even though it was a studio project for class, it really felt like it was more than that, because of its significance,' says Reem Siage.
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Plus, Liberal MPP Michael Coteau is officially seeking federal Liberal nomination and the producers for the next round of federal leaders' debates were recently announced.
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Some had hopes that the funding would continue and that it would be divided up in a productive way.
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Plus, finalists are declared for the 2020 National Newspaper Awards and Stephanie Carvin says she’ll make a T-shirt commemorating her No. 51 finish on the foreign policy influencer's list.
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Senator Gwen Boniface’s bill proposes the formation of a national health-centred strategy and the decriminalization of possession to address drug use, an approach experts support.
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Plus, the Liberal Party president gets acclaimed to a second term and the parliamentary secretaries are moved around.
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Without social media regulation and strong education, you’re just left ‘bailing water with a teaspoon’ when it comes to COVID-19 misinformation, says Green MP Elizabeth May.
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Clare Shrybman, who works in Sen. Marilou McPhedran's office, says she agrees with her boss about problems with the new policy, calling confidentially provisions 'contractually mandated silence.'
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'I’m pleased that we’re moving to modernize our Senate, because it seemed like it was really in the dark ages,' says Sen. Nancy Hartling, while Sen. Rosa Galvez points to remaining parliamentary privilege loophole.
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'If we don’t have funding, have resources, a staff person to maintain and sustain what we build, eventually that becomes outdated. That becomes irrelevant,' says QMUNITY's Joel Harnest.
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Plus, Black Voters Matter present a series on how to run in elections and The Wire Report adds to its newsroom.
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A real visit to the building can’t be replaced, but the VR experience is the next best thing owing to the sense of scale and its 'fully sensory environment,' says LoP virtual experience chief Kit Frost.
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Green parliamentary leader Elizabeth May welcomed the shift to a hybrid sitting—until she realized that it actually made the problem of heckling worse.
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Plus, NDP MP Scott Duvall announces that he won’t run for re-election and a Conservative MP David Sweet calls for an end to Ontario's COVID-19 lockdown.
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'It makes sense that we all get together and we show the country what Canada really is, and it’s a compassionate country,' says Conservative MP Matt Jeneroux, who introduced Bill C-220.
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While modern technologies make a virtual gathering possible, longtime Liberal Kevin Bosch says he 'can’t wait to get back to a time when there are real flesh and blood conventions again.'
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Plus, teams are selected for Ottawa’s national LGBTQ2+ monument, and the Chateau Laurier extension finally gets approved.
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Plus, Senator Mike Duffy’s Supreme Court appeal has been dismissed, and Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard recently received an award.
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Most MPs and advocates who spoke to The Hill Times connected this resurgence in hate to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Liberal MP Han Dong noting that communities have come together in response.
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'We have the resolutions, we have people who are willing to do the job, so let us be partners in building a socialist movement in this country,' says NDP Socialist Caucus chairperson Barry Weisleder.
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Plus, a Hill Times columnist launches an anti-racism and anti-discrimination masterclass and the top federal servant takes time off for cancer treatment.
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'I don’t really see this as a benefit to hotels because of the incredible applications in logistics that would have to occur,' says Conservative transport critic Stephanie Kusie.
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Ongoing survey and roundtable discussions are important for filling data gaps with people not connected to government, says Inclusion Minister Bardish Chagger.
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Conservative MP Tom Kmiec warned that modernization isn’t always a good thing.
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Plus, Anja Karadeglija moves from The Wire Report to the National Post and Murray Sinclair returns to Senate, in a reduced capacity.
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Plus, Mumilaaq Qaqqaq talks mental health and Annamie Paul announces plans to run in Ontario.
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The Government Whip declined to share the Liberals' exact physical attendance figures for the sitting, dedicated Question Period watcher Dale Smith says only one or two Grits were present for the first few days back.
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While some MPs say they're happy to see proactive measures taken, Tory MP Scott Aitchison says blanket measures for all MPs, regardless of threat assessment, would be a 'waste of money.'

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