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Politics This Morning: An autumn adventure in Ottawa

The Hill Times - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 6:00am
Correction: A previous version of this newsletter included an unfortunate error which described new Senator Gigi Osler as ‘radicalized’ rather than ‘racialized’. PTM deeply regrets the error. To keep reading, subscribe and become a political insider.Subscribe Now Only $7.67 / week for one year. Enjoy unlimited website access and the digital newspaper. Cancel anytime. Already a Subscriber?Log […]
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Trudeau picks strong envoy to China after two missteps

The Hill Times - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 2:00am
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appointment of career diplomat Jennifer May as the ambassador to China indicates one of two things. It reveals the Trudeau government is finally starting to take the work of international diplomacy seriously; or that, with Pierre Poilievre and the re-energized Conservative opposition hovering over them, the Liberals cannot afford […]
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The West should prepare for the worst from Putin

The Hill Times - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 12:46am
OTTAWA—You have to admire the courage of the Russians, mostly young people, going into the streets in towns and cities across their country to protest the invasion of Ukraine—facing certain arrest and brutal treatment at the hands of police.To keep reading, subscribe and become a political insider.Subscribe Now Only $7.67 / week for one year. […]
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Kathy Kettler becomes first-ever Inuk chief of staff to a federal minister

The Hill Times - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 12:00am
Kathy Kettler has become the first-ever Inuk chief of staff on Parliament Hill, after recently being tapped to take charge of Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal’s office.To keep reading, subscribe and become a political insider.Subscribe Now Only $7.67 / week for one year. Enjoy unlimited website access and the digital newspaper. Cancel anytime. Already a […]
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Tallying up Putin’s Ukrainian miscalculation

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 11:34pm
OTTAWA—There is now absolutely no denying that Russian President Vladimir Putin made a major miscalculation when he invaded Ukraine.To keep reading, subscribe and become a political insider.Subscribe Now Only $7.67 / week for one year. Enjoy unlimited website access and the digital newspaper. Cancel anytime. Already a Subscriber?Log In
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Photo of the Day

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 10:41pm
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‘Bloody bad business’: prison reform advocate calls for Canada’s last prison labour-operated abattoir to finally close

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 10:00pm
A prison reform advocacy group is renewing its calls on the federal government to finally close Canada’s last remaining prison labour-operated abattoir at the Joyceville and Pittsburgh institutions in Kingston, Ont., after its contract is set to expire on Sept. 30.  To keep reading, subscribe and become a political insider.Subscribe Now Only $7.67 / week for […]
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Is Putin bluffing about nukes?

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 9:00pm
LONDON, U.K.—Russian President Vladimir Putin’s desperation was plain in the emergency measures he declared last week: immediate mobilization of at least 300,000 more troops, the sudden decision to use fake referendums to turn all the occupied parts of Ukraine into Russian territory, and threats more explicit than usual about nuclear weapons. “This is not a […]
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Peace in the Middle East is blooming

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 8:39pm
On Sept. 20, the second anniversary of the Abraham Accords was celebrated at a reception for Parliamentarians in Ottawa, organized by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations across Canada, under the joint high patronage of Souriya Otmani, ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, and Dr. Ronen Hoffman, […]
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Political parties have left women behind

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 6:00am
Men dominate Canadian politics. In the 2021 federal elections, men were 57 per cent of candidates for the Liberal party, 67 per cent of candidates for the Conservative party and 70 per cent of victors in the House of Commons.To keep reading, subscribe and become a political insider.Subscribe Now Only $7.67 / week for one […]
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Parliamentary party people: packed receptions at the Métropolitain and high class at British high commissioner’s

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 6:00am
With the first week of Parliament’s fall session now in the rearview mirror, the temperature in the House of Commons is already beginning to rise. Fortunately, there were plenty of opportunities for cabinet ministers, MPs, Senators, staffers, lobbyists, reporters, and Party Central to let off a little steam.To keep reading, subscribe and become a political insider.Subscribe […]
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Parliamentary Press Gallery should be careful responding to political pressure

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 6:00am
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, just one day into the House’s fall session, freelance journalist Dale Smith was, as he usually does, tweeting about Question Period. He’s one of the only reporters on the Hill who attends Question Period every day.To keep reading, subscribe and become a political insider.Subscribe Now Only $7.67 / week for one […]
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New NDP attack ad against Poilievre part of its ‘fight to be relevant,’ says pollster

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 6:00am
A new ad released by the NDP attacking Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has garnered significant media attention since it first appeared online, and is part of that party’s “fight to be relevant,” says pollster Nik Nanos.To keep reading, subscribe and become a political insider.Subscribe Now Only $7.67 / week for one year. Enjoy unlimited website […]
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Canada is lagging on gender parity, and a new campaign wants to fix that

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 6:00am
Canada has nothing to brag about when it comes to gender parity in politics. In fact, Canada places 60th out of 187 countries when it comes to the percentage of women in its Parliament, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s Parline, which collects data parliaments around the world.To keep reading, subscribe and become a political insider.Subscribe […]
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Politicians shouldn’t be worried about their safety, it’s not right: reader

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 6:00am
It’s very disturbing to see federal politicians being blindsided and yelled at, whether they are in an unpopular government or not. Perhaps it is time to get a real security detail for all these politicians in Ottawa. We do not want to lose any elected official to violence, whether we like their ideas or not. This is still Canada. But […]
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ISSUE: 09-26-2022

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 6:00am
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Partisan populists divide society for generations to come, writes Gardiner

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 6:00am
Partisan politicians who sell themselves as populists, and divide society into opposing camps, simply ensure more of the same for generations to come. We will only make progress if we focus on a better life for our children, because they are the future. Imagine what a generation of healthy well-educated children could accomplish. They would be immune to […]
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Canada should invest $1-billion in the Global Fund: reader

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 6:00am
The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the contribution of frontline community health workers around the world to protect communities. Health workers are the overlooked backbone of any well-functioning health system. Much of the success of the Global Fund is due to the efforts of these health workers—most of whom are women. They identify and fight disease outbreaks, provide […]
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Latest StatsCan data shows more Indigenous self-identifying, ‘and that’s a very good news story,’ say MPs, advocate

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 6:00am
Statistics Canada’s new census data on Indigenous populations and housing, released on Sept. 21, records a significant increase in the Indigenous population in Canada, which some Indigenous advocates and MPs attribute to a shift in how Indigenous people approach the census.To keep reading, subscribe and become a political insider.Subscribe Now Only $7.67 / week for […]
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How Canada can elevate its Africa engagement

The Hill Times - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 6:00am
The new Africa engagement strategy, being prepared for cabinet by Liberal MP Robert Oliphant, presents an opportunity to reset relations with African nations. It is time to move away from a donor and recipient relationship to partnerships between and among equals.To keep reading, subscribe and become a political insider.Subscribe Now Only $7.67 / week for […]
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