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Women on the Hill reception elegant, empowering, and filled with politicos

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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.
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By threatening to sue Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, the PM has added fuel to the SNC-Lavalin fire rather than trying to stamp it out, say politicos of all stripes.
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Liberal parliamentary secretary Adam Vaughan says most of the remaining agreements are on the cusp of an announcement.
Plus, the Canadian Press and National Post are losing their top editors, CPAC launches its Democracy Project, and the Donner Canadian Foundation shortlists your next read.
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Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was expelled from the Liberal caucus April 11, had a line-up of supporters at the Daughters of the Vote welcome reception that day, although other Parliamentarians were also popular.
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The government’s new artificial intelligence directive is welcome, says tech CEO Wallace Trenholm, but there needs to be a bigger focus on how data is collected and used.
Incoming PCO clerk Ian Shugart’s resume means he will have an easy transition, say public service observers, with no impact on the bureaucracy's election transition work.
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The government’s procurement process is too prescriptive, says ITAC’s Andre Leduc, making tech equipment out of date by the time it arrives.
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Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett were there, among hundreds of others.
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'When you have this shaking at the top, it slows things down,' says UBC prof Paul Evans, pointing to the resignation of top PMO aide Gerald Butts and PCO clerk Michael Wernick due to the SNC-Lavalin story.
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There's been a lot of political rhetoric, but not a lot of policy analysis on the agreement, said Ms. Curran. Canada signed the UN Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration in December, a move opposed by Conservat
Plus, Libby Davies has penned a political memoir, former Mulroney PMO staffer Bill Fox is recovering from a health scare, and Globe and Mail assistant editor Chris Hannay is taking on a new assignment.
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MPs and pollsters say the issue could contribute to greater voter cynicism, which could lead to lower turnout at the polls in October.
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Current PCO clerk Michael Wernick, who has been wrapped up in the SNC-Lavalin scandal, announced March 18 he would be retiring from the public service ahead of the 2019 election.
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Meanwhile, the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers filed for binding arbitration March 11 in hopes of striking its own pre-election deal.
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Advancing reconciliation was a key theme of the budget, which included money to forgive loans on comprehensive claim negotiations, to implement Jordan's Principle, and revitalize Indigenous languages.
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Amid allegations of partisanship against Michael Wernick, Prof. Donald Savoie says he could stay as DM to the PM and secretary to cabinet, but another bureaucrat may be better suited as the public service head.
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The Globe and Mail bureau chief's vast source list and eye for detail has helped him expose numerous government scandals, including the SNC-Lavalin affair, which he broke with Steven Chase and Sean Fine.
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The Feb. 21 response to a House Public Accounts Committee report highlighting deputy minister turnover lacks deliverables and specifics, says Conservative Pat Kelly, but Liberal and NDP MPs were generally happy with it.
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NDP MP David Christopherson says the U.K.’s horseshoe design is a good idea to help shift the dynamic, but Tory vice-chair Stephanie Kusie still isn't convinced Canada needs a parallel chamber at all.
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About 100 people chowed down on mushroom and margarita pizzas, beef sliders, and tacos, along with a signature Queens on Queen cocktail.
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Tory critic Rachael Harder says she doesn’t ‘see a measurable or strategic plan to actually benefit women who are wanting to pursue entrepreneurial endeavours.’
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Union members have ‘had it,’ says PSAC president Chris Aylward, as damages talks set to continue on March 8.
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Astronauts were in abundance at the event, including Governor General Julie Payette and Jeremy Hansen. David St-Jacques also sent in video greetings from the International Space Station.
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Hill La presse canadienne reporter Mylène Crête was given a layoff notice in January, but has since been hired to work in Le Devoir's provincial bureau.
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Ex-parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page, who used to work under Michael Wernick, says that 'when you look at just the facts, Michael didn’t sound partisan' to him.
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The Federal Black Employee Caucus has already met with PCO clerk Michael Wernick and PSPC deputy minister Bill Matthews, and wants interest to turn into action.
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Being viewed as untrustworthy 'could really hurt him with women and that could be a major problem in places...where you’ve got a lot of suburban female votes,' says former Conservative staffer Kate Harrison.
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‘His position requires him to challenge everything—he was not hired to surf on the status quo,’ says Shared Services VP Sarah Paquet.
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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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