To Be or Not to Be an Officer of Parliament, That Is the Question

(Disponible en français : Être ou ne pas être un haut fonctionnaire du Parlement, telle est la question) The year 2017 produced a new crop of officers of Parliament. New incumbents have been appointed in the roles of Commissioner of Official Languages, Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Commissioner of Lobbying and Information Commissioner. In addition, the…

Monument to aboriginal war veterans in Confederation Park, Ottawa, Canada

Update – National Aboriginal Day: Celebrating the Cultures, Heritage and Achievements of Indigenous Peoples

June 21, 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day. On this day each year, hundreds of communities across Canada will hold numerous events to celebrate Indigenous cultures and contributions to Canada. Until recently, accounts of Canadian history have excluded the roles and contributions of Indigenous peoples to Canada. Over the last 20 years,…