Environment Minister Catherine McKenna's push against plastic straws has some opposition. Twice now, Ms. McKenna has tweeted that an Ottawa-area establishment had banned plastic straws, when that wasn't entirely the case. The Ottawa Centre MP tweeted that the Feline Cafe and Bar Laurel had stopped giving out the drinking implements, but they were still available by request, according to the owners. Josee Cyr, the owner of the Feline Cafe, said she understood where Ms. McKenna was coming from, but she was disappointed she didn't include all the facts as some of the cafe's customers who have disabilities rely on the straws to drink, according to a Canadian Press report. https://twitter.com/cathmckenna/status/1024973316354912257 Ms. McKenna is on a campaign this summer to reduce Canadians use of plastics. “Proposed bans do, however, have the unintended effect of making restaurants less accessible for many disabled people, while revealing the ableism embedded in far too much consumer-based environmentalism,” David M. Perry, a disability rights columnist, wrote recently in Pacific Standard magazine. Straws are not even a major source of marine plastic pollution, Mr. Perry said. A spokesperson for Ms. McKenna told CP that she isn't advocating a full ban on plastic straws as she understands that they are needed by those with disabilities. British Prime Minister Theresa May asked commonwealth countries to ban plastic straws in April, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wouldn't commit to the motion. Dubé celebrates a wedding day NDP MP Matthew Dubé has joined the growing number of MPs who have gotten hitched this summer. Matthew Dubé took the summer recess to get married in his riding. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade “I’ve been quiet on Twitter this summer. There’s constituency work but also, marrying my best friend!” the NDP caucus chair tweeted on July 31. Mr. Dubé married Chantale Neapole on June 30 at the Manoir Rouville Campbell on the banks of Richlieu River in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que, which is in his riding. Mr Dubé was a member of the "McGill 4"—not to be confused with the "Cambridge Five"—a group of young Quebec MPs elected during the orange wave in 2011. He is the only member of the group left in the House. Now his party's public safety critic, when he was first elected, Mr. Dubé was the co-chair of the McGill NDP student group with fellow "McGill 4" member Charmaine Borg. Liberal MPs Raj Grewal and Francis Drouin also got married this summer, tying the knot with their respective spouses on back to back days last month. Is Justin Trudeau losing his superstardom to Pakistan's newest prime minister? Justin Trudeau might be losing his celebrated position in Pakistan after Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the most seats in the recent general election. Mr. Trudeau has been depicted on Pakistan truck art, an honour typically reserved for Pakistani or Muslim war heroes, respected politicians, religious figures, poets, athletes, some royalty, and movie stars, as previously reported by The Hill Times. At the time, he appeared to be the first Western leader to be featured on the trucks. His popularity in Pakistan was emboldened by his support for the Muslim community following the attack on a mosque in Quebec City, welcoming 52,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, and a defiant tweet at the time of U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on travel from seven Muslim countries. Former cricket superstar-turned-politician Imran Khan could surpass Justin Trudeau as the most popular politician in Pakistan. Flickr photograph courtesy of Stephan Röhl But now, his darling status might be slipping. “People in Pakistan are totally loving to see Imran Khan as their prime minister and are comparing him with the very likeable Justin Trudeau,” said an article in Pakistani news outlet UrduPoint. On social media in Pakistan, some are speculating that Mr. Trudeau has lost the crown of “coolest Prime Minister” to Mr. Khan—that is if he even had it. “Some people thought Imran Khan will leave behind Canadian PM Justin Trudeau in terms of popularity,” reported Pakistani TV station Geo. Mr. Kahn, a former cricket superstar, has been the leader of the PTI since 1996 and is Pakistan's prime minister in waiting. His party won 31.87 per cent of the popular vote in the July 25 election. “Justin Trudeau will not be the world's most coolest prime minister after few days because our prime minister Khan is not coming slow!” tweeted Pakistani sports journalist Abdul Qadir. At a Pakistani television awards show in Hamilton, Ont., on July 28, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen praised Pakistan's soon-to-be prime minister and said Canada agreed with “every single” message in Mr. Khan's victory speech. In Summa shake up, Kate Harrison named vice-president Summa Strategies has added an owner with the appointment of Kate Harrison as the firm's vice-president. Kate Harrison went from an intern at Summa to one of the owners. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade Her appointment will increase Summa's focus on Queen's Park, according to Tim Powers, Summa's vice-chairman. “Many of contemporaries are now taking on senior leaderships roles in Queen’s Park. She also has already been doing work with a number of our clients there,” Mr. Powers told the Lobby Monitor, a sister publication of The Hill Times. “While she’s still going to do a lot of federal work, and will be based , she’s going to look at what other opportunities can be created with our clients in Queen’s Park. We have lots of clients here who have interests in Queen’s Park.” Ms. Harrison told the Lobby Monitor that she is a “grassroots member” of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives. She was a online community manager during Tim Hudak's 2011 leadership campaign for the PCs and gave the party social media help during the 2014 election. She was a staffer in former Conservative MP Barry Devolin's office when she was a student at the University of Ottawa. Ms. Harrison initially joined Summa as an intern in 2009. Mr. Powers said that Ms. Harrison could be one of the youngest owners of a public affairs firm in Ottawa. “This is an incredible story in a business that’s still dominated by males to have somebody so young and so talented, who started as a part-time employee, now, at the age of 30, becomes an owner,” he said. “It speaks to her enormous skill level, her maturity and the respect she has, not just here, but in all the communities she works in.” Her appointment, follows the retirement of Summa vice-president Ken Whitling who co-founded the firm in 1997. “It feels really good to have been through every rung on the ladder to get here. It gives you a bit of perspective and solid grounding on the work everyone does here in every role,” she said. Ms. Harrison’s move was not the only big move at Summa recently. Alex Meheu became a senior consultant, Sierra Fullerton and Kristin Wilton became consultants, and Jeremy Bruce is joining Summa as a research consultant. Summa announced, previously, that Adam Yahn will join the firm as a senior consultant. Library of Parliament and University of Toronto square off for best digital Hansard It turns out LiPad, the University of Toronto project that has digitized the Hansard, isn't alone in the quest to bring parliamentary records to all Canadians. In 2013, the Library of Parliament launched their own digital database called the Canadian Parliamentary Historical Resources. Unlike LiPad, which goes back to 1901, the Library of Parliament's database goes all the way back to Canada's confederation in 1867 and up to the mid-1990s when the House of Commons and the Senate started to make its records available online. The search engine allows the public to search debates from both the House of Commons and the Senates, as reconstructed debates from press reports of Chamber events and the official records, according to an email from Sonia Bebbington, the director general of the information and document resource service at the Library of Parliament. Also unlike LiPad which is currently only available in English, the Library of Parliament database is in both official languages. Ms. Bebbington said that over the next two years, the database will add more content including historical bills and committee material. The LiPad does have its advantages—its searchable database highlights the word or phrase that is being searched, while the Library of Parliament database simply shows the entire digitized page where the word or phrase appears. The Library of Parliament database can be found at www.parl.canadiana.ca. Separated at birth, eh? The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and Georges Biard photograph via Wikipedia We think Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett, left, looks like Academy Award nominated actress and Tony award winner Glenn Close, right, don't you? In the recent cabinet shuffle, Ms. Bennett had “northern affairs” dropped from her cabinet portfolio. It was taken over by Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc. Ms. Close is a Hollywood and Broadway star since the mid-1970s. She starred in Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons, and Albert Nobbs, among many others.