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B.C. reporter Richard Zussman in Ottawa to launch book on province’s historic 2017 election

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Global News journalist Richard Zussman is going to be in Ottawa tomorrow evening to launch his new book A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for B.C., which was co-authored by Vancouver…
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Ex-cabinet ministers and former provincial premiers of various political stripes gathered in downtown Toronto last week to fête Bob Rae as he received the lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians for his long…
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On May 3, members of the joint House-Senate Committee on the Library of Parliament were finally able to get down to business for the first time since 2015, albeit briefly, to plan out the committee's…
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More than 500 Hillites attended Politics & the Pen, or what some like to call Ottawa’s “nerd prom,” where The Toronto Star reporter Tanya Talaga won the coveted Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. Her book Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and…
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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.
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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 Thomspon 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.
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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.
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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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NDP MP Tom Mulcair says there are other jobs on the horizon but will announce them in due course; there's an event for journalists that will discuss reporting human rights issues
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Liberal Senator Colin Kenny is retiring earlier; the new House procedure book has been released after 10 years of work; National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will be a guest speaker at Ottawa's biggest security and defence conference.
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Lobbying commissioner Nancy Bélanger makes her first ruling and drops the 2015 Apotex fundraiser probe; Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre sneaks away to get married; NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to be the first guest at Maclean's new event.
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The former finance deputy minister Ian Bennett has died; the late Alberta premier Jim Prentice penned a book before he died, and it's being released soon.
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The Ottawa Police are still looking for leads into an early January Rockcliffe Park burglary, former NDP leader Tom Muclair has already landed a new job outside of politics, and two Senators are stepping down.
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Yes, you read that right. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s sculpted stomach will make an appearance on The Late Show host Stephen Colbert’s new show called Our Cartoon President. A Jan. 11 Toronto Star article said…
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If you want a hardcopy of Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, good luck trying to find it in Ottawa. The highly anticipated tell-all about U.S. President Donald Trump’s first year in office…

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