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Live, from Facebook and YouTube: it’s pandemic 2.0 Politics and the Pen

Feature|By Christopher Guly
A normally must-attend event, Politics and the Pen has for years brought together 'a strange combination of folks,' including cabinet ministers, party leaders, staffers, authors, reporters, and lobbyists.
Feature|By Alice Chen
Plus, cats dominate Mount Royal, while candidates dropped like flies throughout the campaign.
Feature|By Zainab Al-Mehdar
Plus, the Speaker of the House announces an extension of health restrictions on the Hill.
Feature|By Alice Chen
Plus, the Progressive Senate Group and the Canadian Senators Group both recently added a new member to their fold.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
A smooth-working minority Parliament, while not impossible, seems highly unlikely.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
The breakdown of seats may be the same as the last Parliament, but the power dynamics are very different, and from the Liberal perspective it was a pivotal election, hardly inconsequential.
While many Canadians are relieved at having dodged the AUKUS bullet, it should be viewed as a strategic humiliation for the credibility of Canadian reliability, strength, and values.
The election may have been unnecessary. But it did not leave us more polarized or divided than ever before.
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Plus, Althia Raj joins the Toronto Star's Hill bureau; Kent Hehr, former Liberal MP and cabinet minister, enters race to be Calgary mayor with 27 other candidates.
Feature|By Alice Chen
Plus, Jagmeet Singh's poutine truck breaks down and Governor General Mary May Simon loops in full name to honour her roots.
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Plus, Green Leader Annamie Paul accidentally endorsed the Liberals, and special debates have been set for issues facing people living with disabilities, and the Black community.
Feature|By Alice Chen
Plus, a contentious GTA riding is one of the featured B'nai Brith virtual debates the same day the federal leaders are set to clash publicly for the first time.
Feature|By Zainab Al-Mehdar
Plus, Minister Monsef was criticized for referring to the Taliban as 'our brothers,' and a former federal minister entered a two-woman race for Manitoba's PC leadership.
Feature|By Alice Chen
Plus, Todd Doherty wins a mental health award and a march in Ottawa is planned in solidarity with the detained Michaels.
Feature|By Zainab Al-Mehdar
John-Philippe Smith is taking over for Phil White, who retired after 15 years on the job and amid the massive rehabilitation project.
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Plus, Canada appoints new envoys in Hong Kong and South Africa, and Tanya Talaga, an award-winning author and journalist, signs a three-book deal.
Feature|By Alice Chen
Plus, Deb Schulte to campaign despite renewed cancer diagnosis and a Green staffer decides to run for the second time.
Feature|By Neil Moss
'Everyday we wake up to many tragic and alarming news coming out of Afghanistan,' says Afghan Ambassador Hassan Soroosh.
Feature|By Zainab Al-Mehdar
Plus, Former Senator Donald Oliver is releasing a memoir, Natan Obed seeks re-election and Doug Black is retiring from Senate says it is time to make room for a 'new voice'
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Tania Monaghan is Justice Minister David Lametti’s new director of rights implementation.
Feature|By Alice Chen
Plus, Conservative Senator Linda Frum is bidding the Red Chamber an early farewell on Aug. 27.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Economic Development and Official Languages Minister Mélanie Joly has hired Alan Ning to serve as her new director of operations.
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Plus, Yukon Liberal MP Larry Bagnell isn't running again and NDP pundit Kathleen Monk offers her fresh take on an early election call.
Feature|By Alice Chen
Plus, Facebook adds more to its news innovation test umbrella and gender parity is restored in the Senate of Canada.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Abed Harb has left Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau’s office to run for Calgary city council, and Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan has seen a list of staffing changes.
Feature|By Zainab Al-Mehdar
Plus Christopher Guly, Hill journalist directed a documentary film, plus Jesse Cnockaert former editor for The Lobby Monitor joins The Hill Times team, plus Michael Wernick is releasing a book on successful governance
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, former finance policy adviser Amitpal Singh has a new job off the Hill as a senior associate with Deloitte Canada.
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Five portraits normally housed in Centre Block have been restored to their original lustre. 'It requires an understanding of our history and how artists work. It is also very scientific,' says Sen. Patricia Bovey. 
Feature|By Alice Chen
Plus, reporter Stephanie Taylor joins the Canadian Press on a full-time basis, and the Senate shares its art virtually.
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Plus, Tyrone Benskin a former NDP MP is also a famous actor and director, Senator Patrick Brazeau released a report and Mark Carney is not running in the next federal election.
Feature|By Alice Chen
Plus, Senator Judith Keating dies, and McKenna's political staffer welcomes a new baby to the family.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Government House Leader and Quebec Lieutenant Pablo Rodriguez has a new communications assistant, while Transport Minister Omar Alghabra has a new Ontario adviser.
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