Tag Archives: Parliament

Into The Sunset

Yesterday’s post was a milestone, and I didn’t realize it at the time. It was my 1,000th post in this space. I just thought it was worth mentioning, given that today’s post is about another milestone. Today is my last day on Parliament Hill. After 10 years of working at the heart of our democracy, […]

Terror in London

I had a post scheduled today that I have shifted to tomorrow as I wanted to say something about Wednesday’s terror attack in London. When the images flashed into the TV screen, minutes after it happened, my initial reaction was “I was just there a month ago!” I was in London on business and while […]

The Renovation

They don’t make them like they used to. Probably because they can’t afford to. Just refurbishing Ottawa’s Wellington Building, opened in 1927 as the headquarters of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, cost $425 million and took seven years. That’s a lot of money; my guess is about $424 million than it cost to build it […]

Fall Colours V

It looked like a perfect picture. I was in a conference room on the fourth floor of Centre Block on Parliament Hill. Through the gothic arched windows I could see the Gatineau Hills alive in a blaze of fall colour. “I must get a picture of this” I said to myself. “As soon as the […]

I wasn’t sure about whether I should continue the topic we have looked at the past couple of days, but the terrorist attack on Parliament Hill was a pivotal event for Canada, so I have decided it doesn’t hurt to look again at what I said about it in 2014.  TERROR STRIKES HOME (Published October […]

Reflections Once More

This post ran two years ago today in the immediate aftermath of the attack on Parliament Hill. The question raised, the striking of a balance between justice (which may at times be more vengeance) and love remains a difficult one. The natural response is to strike back at those who hurt you. The Christian imperative […]

Two Years Later

Two years ago today a lone gunman, who we discovered later had been inspired by ISIS and had just killed a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial, stormed through the front doors of the Centre Block of Parliament Hill. For many Canadians it was extremely disturbing to think that such a terrorist attack […]