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The weather outside was frightful, but the agriculture industry’s party was oh so delightful

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About 300 agriculture industry supporters turned up to the event—a high turn out given the weather and that the House and Senate weren't sitting.
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With two chambers now built, in West Block and Centre Block, some MPs say it’s time to have two running permanently.
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Only 62 per cent of associated spending has been accounted for in the tabled spending estimates this year, compared to 95 per cent rolled out for the 2017 budget.
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Many low-level public servants don't understand how the government works more broadly, says co-author Alex Marland.
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The Peace Tower flag was lowered to half mast in Mr. Ferguson's honour at the request of the prime minister, said PCO clerk Michael Wernick.
Dewar, 56, his party's former foreign affairs critic and leadership candidate, announced last year that he had terminal brain cancer.
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Ferguson, 60, died of cancer on Feb. 2. His death is 'taking a toll' on the 575-person office he led, says his deputy.
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Canada's former chief agriculture negotiator Frédéric Seppey was most lobbied, while chief NAFTA negotiator Steve Verheul came second.
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'We’ll do what’s necessary to come up with a good solution,' says newly minted Treasury Board President Jane Philpott.
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One of the first steps is appointing the person heading Health Canada's palliative care secretariat and announcing the action plan, which Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said will happen before December.
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As the three-year pay system anniversary looms, only about one-third of HR data comes in on time, says the PSPC head in a letter to her ministerial colleagues.
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From a post-budget shindig to the exclusive Politics and the Pen gala, there are lots of opportunities to get out your fanciest suit or dress.
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The plan to change the heating system from steam to low-temperature hot water will save $750-million over 40 years, says Public Services and Procurement Canada.
Here are the top 100 most powerful and influential people in federal politics in 2019.
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Recommendations on the winning bid for a new pay system are expected to come in spring, but it 'certainly' won't be ready by the end of 2019, says a pay team official.
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Marie Lemay’s move to the mint is resurfacing concerns about a DM churn eroding accountability at the top level of the public service.
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Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says his office is reassuring parties about the process after concerns were raised over platform security.
Feature|By Emily Haws
When then-Treasury Board president Scott Brison got an upset text from PSAC national president Chris Aylward late last year, he immediately picked up the phone and called.
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Longtime ATIP officer Judy Booth was a casual worker the National Capital Commission, while Bruce Thomlinson was at the Canada Border Services Agency, and Anja Van Beek was at Treasury Board.
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Because the draft proposals work in the taxpayers’ favour, Canada Revenue Agency will start applying the new direction immediately.
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'Out of respect for full compliance with the House of Commons’ rules, we have determined it would be appropriate to reimburse the House of Commons for that brief use of the space,' writes Liberal Party national director.
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Former reporters chasing ‘elusive’ work-life balance say new non-journalism jobs—even after a pay cut—have been life-changing.
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The new deputy head of the public service, Catherine Blewett, brings fed-prov muscle to her start this week as deputy PCO clerk and associate secretary to cabinet.
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The feds say they're committed to working with unions to reach agreements that are good for both bureaucrats and Canadians.
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The screening featured the NAC Orchestra playing its original score in celebration of 20th anniversary of the film's release.
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Officials in charge of Centre Block's renovation told the Procedure and House Affairs Committee on Dec. 10 that the next year would be spent developing a detailed budget, timeline, and plan for work.
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'It means a lot because of where I started at Carleton, and where I’m ending up,' says Yaprak Baltacioglu.
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Liberal House Finance Committee chair Wayne Easter says he thinks the finance minister, his staff and bureaucrats have been listening.
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Meanwhile, some MPs say they're still frustrated by the lack of constituency office support on Phoenix cases, and efforts continue to reduce the pay-problem case backlog, which on Nov. 28 was 289,000 open files.
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The night also celebrated the reopening of the French embassy's Salon de Bouleaux, which had undergone renovations in September.
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The Hot Room, located at 350-N, gives regional correspondents and freelancers colleagues to bounce ideas off of and grow, says Winnipeg Free Press reporter Dylan Robertson.
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Meanwhile, contract negotiation talks are also slow-going between the Union of Taxation Employees and the Canada Revenue Agency, said UTE president Marc Brière.

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