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Taxpayers federation raises alarm about government spending on unpopular apps

'Sometimes the government is just spitballing and hoping for the best,' says CTF federal director Aaron Wurdick.

Frailty and the new ageism

What terrorist threats will 2017 bring us?

Terrorism is not an existential threat. We need to confront it on multiple levels but we cannot give in to narrow policies and laws that undermine our overwhelming strength: the fact that our ways of life and societies are far superior to whatever the terrorists can offer.

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The Hill Times’ List of The Best Books in 2016

What the UN’s next secretary general must do to succeed, and how Canada can help

Antonio Guterres must be a general, not just a secretary.

Conservative MP Andrew Scheer surpasses 50 high-profile endorsements for leadership bid

Mr. Scheer's publicized supporters include Conservative MPs, former MPs, senators, and 20 MLAs from the Saskatchewan Party.

Trudeau cabinet ministers expensed $1,304 per month for second residence in Ottawa

Claims varied dramatically between members of the Trudeau cabinet.

Politics This Morning: Justin Trudeau to visit Calgary, meet with Mayor Nenshi

Canada’s climate leadership sets the course toward a more resilient and cleaner economy

But the next steps must be the development of a well thought out Canada-wide adaptation strategy—a national adaptation plan—guided by an overarching vision and set of objectives that reflects the complex implications of climate change.

Having Canadian troops in Latvia is valuable: Ambassador

Taxpayers federation raises alarm about government spending on unpopular apps

'Sometimes the government is just spitballing and hoping for the best,' says CTF federal director Aaron Wurdick.

Dallaire’s on a mission and it’s not impossible

Child soldiers in conflicts around the world has exploded, but Roméo Dallaire's Child Soldiers Initiative is having a global impact on preventing the use of child soldiers. And it's the only initiative of its kind in the world.

Only majority of Conservative voters want tighter immigrant screening: Forum Research poll

Kellie Leitch says Conservatives know more about immigrant screening thanks to the party leadership race, and new Canadians agree with her stance.

Feds to release data from electoral reform town halls: Monsef

Despite a need for ‘consensus,’ the Liberals haven’t yet quantified public support for any electoral system.

Pacific trade deal study extended past Trump inauguration

The final House committee report on the TPP should remain focused on witness testimony, not Donald Trump, say the chair and vice-chair.

Ottawa welcomes Afghanistan’s fourth-ever female ambassador

Shinkai Karokhail is a refugee, a cancer survivor, and a groundbreaking female politician. Now, she is Afghanistan's ambassador to Canada.

Kazakhstan celebrates 25 years of independence with lifting visas for Canada and other OECD countries

Merit Canada lobbying to maintain secret ballot requirement for union certification: Sen. Runciman

‘Given that individual workers now have the ability to vote by private ballot, it is a step backward to now want to remove that right in Bill C-4,’ says Merit Canada president Terrance Oakey.

‘Like a nuclear secret,’ public polls only scratch surface of what political campaign teams know

Polling and political insiders say there’s a level of depth in polling and research done by political parties that never gets seen by the general public.

Angus to announce leadership intentions early in new year

Two more Liberal staffers exit roles ahead of winter break

Charles-Eric Lépine is now chief of staff to Liberal Government Whip Andrew Leslie.

‘It has a terrible history,’ Indigenous Affairs needs to go in order for reconciliation to happen, says Liberal MP

The department governing aboriginal affairs was founded on the premise of 'the destruction of indigenous peoples,' says Robert-Falcon Ouellette.

Perry Bellegarde plans to seek AFN re-election in 2018

And Summa adds a former Liberal ministerial staffer to its team.

Library of Parliament Committee hasn’t met in 19 months

The committee reviews the 'effectiveness, management, and operation' of the library. Members are scratching their heads as to why it hasn't met.

Ministers Qualtrough and Hajdu bid farewell to communications directors

Sherri Moore-Arbour and Nadège Adam are no longer working for the Liberal government.

New report details millennials’ struggles to find stable employment in federal public service

‘There’s things that this generation is facing that didn’t seem to be as prevalent before, for instance unpaid internships, precarious work, outsourcing,’ says 33-year-old public servant Wayne Fan.

New task force aims for diverse public service where everyone feels welcome

‘We want every employee to be able to bring their whole self to work,’ says Treasury Board’s Margaret Van Amelsvoort-Thoms.
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How do you solve a problem like IS defectors?

There is a growing literature on the subject of 'leaving terrorism' and I cannot disagree with the fact that some people do indeed abandon previously held ideas and commitments; it’s just that I cannot see a foolproof way forward.
Indoor cultivation methods are a byproduct of the illegality of marijuana. Once legal in Canada, it is likely the preferred growing method will be outdoor/sun-grown, which is less-energy intensive.
The more Canadians who are given the opportunity to become innovators, the greater the potential for Canada to succeed as an innovation nation.
There are 22 such federal buildings in the National Capital Region, some of which are under renovation.
Donald Trump, Brexit, the fall of Aleppo, and many celebrity deaths are among the highlights of what was a depressing 2016.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not really been battle-tested, meaning we don’t know how his government will handle an unexpected adversity, writes Gerry Nicholls.
It is important not to use past events as predictors of future ones. We may never see waves of 9/11s carried out by the far right. Let’s hope so.

Conservative MP Andrew Scheer surpasses 50 high-profile endorsements for leadership bid

Mr. Scheer's publicized supporters include Conservative MPs, former MPs, senators, and 20 MLAs from the Saskatchewan Party.

House Finance Committee could ask all Commons committees to hold pre-budget consultations next year

Finance Committee held an in-camera meeting last week and will hold at least one more to consider ideas to change the pre-budget consultation process.

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Thalmann exits Liberal Research Bureau, joins PMO

Brett Thalmann is now director of administration and special projects in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Senior Conservatives helping run O’Toole leadership campaign

Former party director of political operations Fred DeLorey is Erin O’Toole’s campaign manager.

Double vision: NDP MP invites twin brother to join him in Parliament

The Heymans host a holiday party at Lornado; a Cape Breton fundraiser draws an A-list crowd of politicos.

UAE hosts a crowd of diplomats for lunch

The Middle Eastern oil producer shows off its airlines with raffle prize and virtual reality tour.

Albania’s new ambassador counts on his diaspora

A women's rights advocate and former military man have also joined the ranks of Ottawa's diplomatic corps.

Finnish envoy stresses collaboration on Arctic, innovation

Finland's new ambassador to Canada talks CETA, hockey, and baby boxes.

It’s time to ring in the holiday season on the Hill

Thursday, January 4th, 2018
Pictured: Ottawa South Liberal MP David McGuinty leaves a caucus meeting last year. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Liberal MP Ralph Goodale.
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