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Political insiders and policy experts weigh in on the biggest stories in Candian politics every week. The Hill Times’ reporters take you behind the curtain, and reveal details that didn’t make it into the final version of their latest stories.

The Hill Times Hotroom is hosted and edited by deputy editor Peter Mazereeuw. The show is a Hill Times production. Art was created by senior online and graphic designer Joey Sabourin. Music attribution: “Faster Does It” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and “Acid Trumpet” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) (Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License)

A group of mayors from big cities and small towns are arriving in Ottawa on Dec. 5 to lobby the federal government. Taneen Rudyk, the president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, joins The Hot Room to discuss what they'll be talking about behind closed doors.