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The Hill Times' Hot Room

Dec 16, 2022

Peter Tilley is the CEO of the Ottawa Mission, a shelter and service provider for some of Ottawa's most vulnerable people located just a short walk from Parliament Hill. Tilley joins The Hot Room to talk about Mission's work, its relationship with Parliamentarians, and what it needs most from donors this holiday season.

Dec 9, 2022

Conservative MP and public safety critic Raquel Dancho weighs in on the expansive gun ban proposed by the Liberal government, and the clash of cultures highlighted by the gun control debate.

Dec 2, 2022

A group of mayors from big cities and small towns are arriving in Ottawa on Dec. 5 to lobby the federal government. Taneen Rudyk, the president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, joins The Hot Room to discuss what they'll be talking about behind closed doors.

Nov 25, 2022

Should we make it easier to fire poor performers? Are government executives paid enough? Do we need a bilingualism bonus? Michael Wernick, who served as Canada's top public servant until 2019, joins The Hot Room to talk about his recent column in Policy Options Magazine about the taboo conversations that are key...

Nov 18, 2022

Tracking how much money Canada's government spends, and how MPs approve that spending, is surprisingly complicated. Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux talks us through it on the latest Hot Room podcast.