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Luck is on the Hill as MPs celebrate Irish Day

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Liberal MP James Maloney hosted the first Irish Day on the Hill on June 12 and it was a pretty huge hit. Mr. Maloney, who is the chair of the Canada-Ireland Friendship Group, said he…
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The NDP has named Ottawa-based mediator Deborah Jelly to investigate MP Christine Moore, who last month was accused of sexual misconduct by a former soldier. The investigation officially began on June 1, said James Smith,…
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Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette was not too impressed when Hill reporters had to cancel a soccer match they were going to play against MPs on June 4. “Little known fact. The House of Commons has a…
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Liberal MP Andrew Leslie has come to the rescue in conflict zones, and it seems he can also be counted on for split-second babysitting, as he proved last week when he was handed baby Oliver just before his…
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A longtime Queen's Park staffer has joined Bluesky Strategy Group, former Liberal prime minister Jean Chrétien has a few things to say about U.S. President Donald Trump, and Susan Lunn is leaving the CBC.
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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains have a bhangra dance-off, Carleton prof Fen Osler Hampson published a new book all about Brian Mulroney, and Heritage Minister MĂ©lanie Joly was at the SOCAN
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Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault sings at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Joe Lofaro leaves the CBC to join the Senate as a content writer, and International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne wins an award.
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Plus, there's a new pool camera for ministers to dodge in the foyer outside Question Period, and the Ottawa Art Gallery has been mentioned in the New York Times.
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Plus, Andrew Scheer and The Hill Times are hosting upcoming parties for reporters and Hillites.
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CP's Washington correspondent Alex Panetta is leaving the wire service for an undisclosed new opportunity, and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh lands a spot on the Young Global Leaders list created by the World Economic Forum.
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Margo McDiarmid is retiring from the CBC after more than 30 years in the business, and former prime minister Stephen Harper has signed his name to a huge ad in The New York Times applauding U.S. President Donald Trump for pulling out of the Iran deal.
Feature|By Shruti Shekar
Ottawa municipal elections are happening this fall and a few Hill folks are running, National Post's John Ivison and Liberal MP Nick Whalen are organizing another soccer match, and the GG is not living at Rideau Hall.
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Plus, The Toronto Star's Daniel Dale tells reporters at a World Press Freedom luncheon that they need to be more 'aggressive' in reporting on the truth.
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Plus, CTV's Washington correspondent Richard Madan hangs out with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
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Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has hired a new chef, and Trudeau is on Time magazine's list of most-influential people.
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Plus, former governor general David Johnston and his wife Sharon Johnston are going to be getting keys to the City of Ottawa.
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Plus, freelance journalist Justin Ling is writing a book on alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, and iPolitics' Beatrice Britneff and Janice Dickson are changing jobs.
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Five books have been selected to compete for this year's Donner Prize award for best public policy book by a Canadian author, and Conservative MP Michelle Rempel will be honoured for her contributions to the LGBTQ community.
Feature|By Shruti Shekar
The Hill Times' digital editor Marco Vigliotti also makes the lobbying leap over to Proof Strategies. Plus, pick up five books of interest to political nerds and those interested the U.S. and Canadian financial systems.
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Yaprak Baltacıoğlu gets her send off from the House, and veteran journalist Peter Harris joins Rosemary Thompson at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
The National Post's John Ivison and his wife Dana Cryderman got stranded in Morocco after their passports were stolen, and the Senate is having a special event to celebrate Indigenous women and their achievements.
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Former prime minister Stephen Harper was spotted at U.S. President Donald Trump's private club, Suzanne Cowan will now be the new Liberal Party president, and Michele Austen moves over to lead Twitter.
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Plus, the nominations for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing have been announced, and while some MPs were looking dishevelled during the House marathon votes last week, Conservative MP Erin O'Toole and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale both appeared spiffy in the same tie.
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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland looks just like British Conservative MP Theresa Villiers, iPolitics reporter Kady O'Malley is one of three judges to determine the 2017 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, and there was a fire on Sparks Street.
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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna bumped into Neil Patrick Harris, who looks just like Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan, and there are more than 30 Canadian-tinged new words added to the Oxford Dictionaries online.
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The French embassy has some really beautiful murals and wall engravings, former Liberal MP John Maloney, who is now the mayor of Port Colborne is not seeking re-election, and former leader of the Opposition Tim Hudak joins C.D. Howe Institute.
Feature|By Shruti Shekar
The former chair of the Toronto Police Services Board pens a new book, former CRTC commissioner Jean-Pierre Blais is going to stay in the public service, and Lindsay Doyle is no longer at Summa.
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Environics Communications rebrands itself to Proof Strategies; there's a new book out by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Steven Pinker; and Canada won pretty big at the Oscars.
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Shaughnessy Cohen Prize winner Marcello Di Cintio has penned a new book about his travels to Israel and Palestine, the Cardinal of Quebec isn't pleased with Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault misrepresenting him, and much more.
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David Tilson and Randeep Sarai get caught in wild scrum, Tanya Talaga wins the RBC Taylor Prize for her new book, and David Lametti takes a cold plunge.
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There are scheduled changes for several committees in the House, Canadian actors Dan and Peter Aykroyd's mom died, and the Senate creates a cannabis legislation web guide.
Feature|By Shruti Shekar
Canadian Press' Kristy Kirkup gives birth to a baby girl; former defence minister Peter MacKay is going to have another baby; Democracy Watch challenges the former lobbying commissioner's decision.

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