Lynne Yelich

Mother of missing Canadian kids pleads for more help from Ottawa

‘There is a political price on each of my children’s heads,’ says Alison Azer, who says she hasn’t heard from her children in two months


It turns out that omnibus budget bills can be split

The Conservatives and the opposition parties unanimously agreed this morning to split MP pension reforms from the omnibus budget bill and pass the separate legislation.

A Conservative St. Patrick’s Day bash

A St. Patrick’s Day celebration was held in the office of MP James Rajotte for Tory MPs.


MPs mix with Genie stars

The 31st annual Genie Awards were held at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. Below, Industry Minister Tony Clement.

Jim Prentice’s goodbye bash

Former cabinet minister Jim Prentice held a goodbye party before the House rose. Prentice (left) with Justice Minister Rob Nicholson.

Navy Appreciation Day on the Hill

Defense Minister Peter MacKay addressed a packed room of Navy personnel as part of Navy Appreciation Day on the Hill. The event also celebrated the service’s 100th anniversary.

Transit people host political people

The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) held a special reception for MPs in the Quebec room at the Fairmont Château Laurier. Below are Louis Alexandre Lanthier (from Justin Trudeau’s office), Tommy Desfossés, Speaker Peter Milliken and Liberal MP Rob Oliphant.


BTC: Cooties

As Susan Delacourt notes, today marks the 15th anniversary of Kim Campbell taking power. And as Elizabeth May lamented shortly after today’s shuffle, “Prime Minister Stephen Harper missed the opportunity to promote some of the very few strong women in his caucus.”