Judy Wasylycia-Leis


Women for Topp

Five female NDP MPs—three current, two former—explain their support for Brian Topp.


Gun registry math

When Bill c-391, an act to repeal the long-gun registry, came to a vote on second reading last November, it was passed by a count of 164-137. Those 164 votes in favour included 143 Conservatives, 12 New Democrats, eight Liberals and one independent.


Au revoir

Conservative backbencher Inky Mark will step aside next month. That puts two Manitoba ridings—Mark’s Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette and Winnipeg North, formerly of Judy Wasylycia-Leis—in line for fall by-elections.


Mitchel Raphael on who Laureen Harper got Paul Gross to call and dancing Senators

Peter Milliken’s ‘luxury’ lodgings, Rona Ambrose hears bad news about her shoes, and Where were all the MPs?


Au revoir, Judy Wasylycia-Leis

The NDP MP is stepping away, maybe to run for mayor of Winnipeg.


Hill Helps Haiti fundraiser packed

Folks from all parties packed the Hill Helps Haiti fundraiser organized by the government relations firm Summa Strategies. The event raised over $32,000. Below, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq (left) and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Gail Shea.


MPs and Mark Wahlberg’s red tie

The Canadian AIDS Society held a special “It’s A Red Tie Affair” fundraiser. Below, NDP MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis with Jordan Tarini from the Canadian AIDS Society.


Fighting for more women in politics and the “mystery MP”

Equal Voice, an organization dedicated to getting more women elected, held a reception at The Métropolitain Brasserie & Restaurant. Below, Helena Guergis, Minister of State for the Status of Women.

MPs and Mental Health Awards

The seventh annual Champions of Mental Health Awards were held at the Fairmont Château Laurier ballroom. Margaret Trudeau, seen below with son Justin, got an award for being open about suffering from bipolar disorder.

Smoked salmon in East Block courtyard

To honour the Jewish holiday of Succoth (Feast of Tabernacles), a special ceremonial succah was set up in the East Block courtyard. Representatives from Chabad and Bnai Brith were on hand for the celebration. Below, Conservative MP James Lunney.


Particularly edifying exchange of the day

From Question Period this afternoon.