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Is Trump looking to pluck Kelly Craft from Ottawa to take UN gig?

Feature|By Neil Moss
Also, let’s get digital, Scott Brison tells the public service, and familiar faces are appointed as consuls general in Los Angeles and Detroit.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains recently hired new aides.
With little job security and lacking independent dispute-resolution mechanisms, MPs’ and ministers’ staff are vulnerable.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Also, new Canadians become citizens in the company of clouds, and call for submissions announced for the Donner Prize.
Opinion|By Natan Obed
Inuit are one of the most researched peoples in the world. Yet colonial approaches to research, in which our role is imagined as being marginal and of little value, remain commonplace. That needs to change.
Opinion|By Paul Dufour
Attention to how taxpayers’ funds are spent is just as important as how much is spent.
The federal government ought to use its granting-agency funding structure to support research in centres of expertise and innovation without slashing funding to colleges and universities.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
There are political and domestic economic reasons for Canada to get its hands dirty in an ongoing UN mission.
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News|By Emily Haws
The ‘perception versus the reality seems to be a little out of whack,’ says Public Service Commission president Patrick Borbey.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
As I watched my wife’s life slowly fade away, it seemed so odd to me the way people were working themselves up into an emotional frenzy over things that more than likely wouldn’t impact their personal lives.
Science Minister Kirsty Duncan recently bade farewell to her press secretary, Ann Marie Paquet.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, there are a flurry of staff changes in the LRB, including former Ontario Liberal staffer Kevin Den Heijer’s addition as special assistant for Ontario regional affairs.
Feature|By Emily Haws
Union leader Dany Richard says he sometimes tells his members ‘don’t bark too much’ when they have issues with hiring to avoid problems the next time around.
Twenty-seven MPs and cabinet ministers had moved into new offices in the Wellington, Justice, and Confederation buildings by Oct. 1, according to House staff.
No progress has been made since a January announcement of a rejigged air transport agreement between Qatar and Canada, says Saoud Abdulla Zaid Al-Mahmoud.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Also, a new 'controversial' book offers a blueprint to radically change Canadian health care, and an interprovincial trade conference will be hosted in Ottawa.
At the end of the day, you realize there is only one true, hard metric by which you can measure your performance: on election day, will my constituents trust me to represent them?
Opinion|By Paul Davidson
Working for Peter Adams was a marvel. His energy level was unrelenting. While an MPP, he maintained three full offices, wrote several books, and was renown for attending virtually very riding event.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Also, a new book on the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster reveals it could happen again, and the Supreme Court enters the 1990s.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Two new political aides recently joined Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough’s office.
Feature|By Emily Haws
Sparkles and satin were on display as guests dressed in their best to see the Motown Queen perform Oct. 3.
Partisan political involvement is ‘not part of our brand,’ says ISG deputy facilitator Raymonde Saint-Germain after the Red Chamber’s biggest group approved its governing document.
Thomas Winkler says now more than ever there's a need for smaller countries with strong democratic values to 'punch above' their weight and 'hold the beacon high' on the international stage.
News|By Emily Haws
Parliament Hill is a unique place to work with equally unique stressors on mental health, such as job instability, long hours, and loneliness.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Marie-Pascale Des Rosiers has left the Prime Minister’s Office to take over as communications director to Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.
In the blink of an eye your life is radically changed. You may have limited experience overseeing staff, yet now you need to hire for two offices, all while facing political pressures. It’s sink or swim.
At 47 members, the Independent Senators Group comprises nearly 49 per cent of the Red Chamber, and is looking to have its numbers reflected in committee membership.
Can the House of Commons do better? Yes, we can. And we will. We continue to seek ways to raise awareness of support programs and improve and expand them.

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