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I write about politics from a very cluttered desk on Parliament Hill. As far as I'm concerned, it's the best job in the world, but I may be just the teensiest bit biased.

Ministers hand out federal support for arts and culture, ‘jobs, growth and prosperity’

January 7, 2015

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney continues to headline the post-holiday ministerial circuit in his home province of Quebec,  where he's slated to deliver a fresh load of federal cash to the municipality of Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice-de-Bu...
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‘Direct diplomacy’ on John Baird’s agenda during Toronto visit

January 6, 2015

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird heads to Toronto to launch what the advisory bills as the "next phase of Canada's efforts in direct democracy," which will unfold in cooperation with the Munk School of Global Affairs.Hit the jump for the full post...
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Steven Blaney to share news on ‘Canada’s strong borders’ during Montreal appearance

January 5, 2015

The holidays may be over, but the political calendar has yet to fill up, at least as far as the first Monday back following the Christmas-to-New-Year break.Hit the jump for the full post.
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Federal political circuit poised to hit pause for the holidays

December 19, 2014

With just days to go before the holidays are officially underway, the federal political circuit has, at least for the most part, effectively shut down for the season -- except, that is, for the two tireless ministers of the crown ...
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Franklin Expedition news to be revealed by Leona Aglukkaq in Toronto

December 18, 2014

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq makes what the advisory is billing as an "important announcement about the lost Franklin Expedition" during a morning visit to the Royal Ontario Museum. Also in Toronto today: Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, w...
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Lisa Raitt to unveil measures to ensure ‘faster, more convenient’ airport transit

December 17, 2014

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt celebrates the coming holiday travel crunch by teaming up with the public safety minister's parliamentary secretary, Roxanne James, at Pearson Airport, where the pair will unveil "new initiatives" th...
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PM Harper heads to Quebec for announcement, Chanukah ceremony

December 16, 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper kicks off a one-day pre-holiday tour of Quebec with a mid-morning stop at Chateau Frontenac, where --  alongside Public Safety Minister Steve Blaney, Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume and&nb...
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Finance ministers head behind closed doors for pre-Christmas confab

December 15, 2014

With the House of Commons now officially shuttered for the holidays, Finance Minister Joe Oliver is set to host his provincial and territorial counterparts at a closed-door pre-Christmas confab at his downtown Ottawa offices.  Joe Oli...
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MPs spend one last day on the Hill before House shuts down for the holidays

December 12, 2014

The skeleton crew of luckless MPs stuck on Friday-before-the-holidays House duty will dutifully run out the parliamentary clock for the five and a half hours remaining before the Chamber automatically shuts down for the season.Hit the ...
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House security team to be honoured as MPs get ready to head home for the holidays

December 11, 2014

With just one day left before the House is set to shut down for the holidays, MPs will pay tribute to the House of Commons security team, who will be invited into the Chamber to be formally thanked by House Speaker Andrew Scheer. Otta...
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