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PM, Press Gallery row intesifies

[PoliticsWatch Updated 6:15 p.m. April 13, 2006]

OTTAWA  — The battle between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Parliamentary Press Gallery intensified this week at a press conference where the Federal Accountability Act was unveiled. 

> Listen to the podcast of the PM's press conference

Condi Fever: The Week in Politics

[PoliticsWatch posted 5:30 p.m. October 28, 2005]

PoliticsWatch looks back at the week in politics with the Top 3 quotes of the week. 

Prime Minister Paul Martin, Tory MP Peter MacKay and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice are featured.   

> Listen to the week in review

The Not So Secret Newman Podcast

[PoliticsWatch posted 5:30 p.m. October 13, 2005]

In a special podcast interview with PoliticsWatch, author Peter C. Newman says many of the critics of his new book The Secret Mulroney Tapes, haven't even read it. 

Newman also discusses former prime minister Brian Mulroney's problems with the media and offers advice to Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.    

> Listen to the podcast with Peter C. Newman

Rumours of a fall election

[PoliticsWatch posted 6:30 p.m. September 23, 2005]

All parties are predicting the media will be focused on whether there will be an early election this fall. PolticsWatch recaps what Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Jack Layton and Prime Minister Paul Martin have said about a fall campaign.    

> Listen to Rumours of a Fall Election

The seven best sound bites of the session

[PoliticsWatch posted 5:00 p.m. July 15, 2005]

Find out who delivered the best quote or the best zinger as PoliticsWatch.com relives the past session of the House with the seven best sound bites of this year.    

> Listen to the best sound bites of the session

Give Me Just a Little More Time: The week in politics

[PoliticsWatch posted 5:30 p.m. June 24, 2005]

The Liberals and Conservatives engaged in procedural warfare in the House again this week as Government House Leader Tony Valeri successfully extended the sitting of the House into the summer to deal with gay marriage legislation. In the process, the Liberals snuck their final confidence vote of the session past the Conservatives.    

This week's comments by Conservative House Leader Jay Hill, Government House Leader Tony Valeri, Liberal MP Dan McTeague and  Conservative MP John Reynolds are featured.

> Listen to the week in review

Will the real Stephen Harper please stand up: The week in politics

[PoliticsWatch posted 5:30 p.m. June 17, 2005]

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper plans on having more fun this summer and to project a more ordinary-guy-next-door image to Canadians. Will it work?     

This week's comments by Prime Minister Paul Martin, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and  Conservative MPs Peter MacKay and Vic Toews are featured.

> Listen to the week in review

The Acme political trap: The week in politics

[PoliticsWatch posted 5:45 p.m. June 10, 2005]

The Grewal tapes appear to have backfired on the Conservatives as the media begins to focus more on Tory MP Gurmant Grewal than the Liberals involved in the secretly-recorded talks.      

This week's comments by PMO spokesman Scott Reid, Conservative MPs John Reynolds and Jason Kenney and Immigration Minister Joe Volpe are featured.

> Listen to the week in review

The Hill is Alive with the Sound of Grewal: The week in politics

[PoliticsWatch posted 5:40 p.m. June 3, 2005]

The release of more tapes secretly recorded by Conservative MP Gurmant Grewal of his meetings with Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh and the prime minister's chief of staff, Tim Murphy, was the focus of attention in Ottawa this week..      

This week's comments by Prime Minister Paul Martin, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh, Conservative MPs Monte Solberg and Peter MacKay are featured.

> Listen to the week in review

Solberg on blogging

[PoliticsWatch posted 4:00 p.m. May 27, 2005]

Conservative MP Monte Solberg recently spoke to PoliticsWatch about what he considers the newest tool in politics -- blogging.      

Solberg, who has his own blog, also told PoliticsWatch what some of his favourite blogs are.

> Listen to Monte Solberg talk about blogging

Monte Solberg's favourite blogs:
> Blogging Tories

> Small Dead Animals

> The Shotgun

> Colbert's Comments

> Political Staples

> The Meatriarchy

> Andrew Coyne

> Inkless Wells

Martin leaves them laughing: The week in politics

[PoliticsWatch posted 4:30 p.m. May 20, 2005]

Belinda Stronach's defection to the Liberals two days before a confidence vote in the House of Commons and a secret tape revealing discussions between the PMO and a Tory MP were the hot topics in Ottawa this week.      

This week's comments by Prime Minister Paul Martin, his spokesman Scott Reid, Geoff Norquay of the Conservatives, Conservative MPs Germant Grewal, and Peter MacKay are featured.

> Listen to the week in review

Liberal victims and the Choo Choo Men: The week in politics

[PoliticsWatch posted 5:20 p.m. April 8, 2005]

The sponsorship scandal dominated activity on Parliament Hill this week in the wake of stunning evidence from the public inquiry alleging $1.1 million was funnelled from the federal government to the Liberal party.      

This week's comments by Prime Minister Paul Martin, Public Works Minister Scott Brison and Conservative Leader Stephen Harper are featured.

> Listen to the week in review

First podcast from Parliament Hill

[PoliticsWatch posted 5:20 p.m. March 23, 2005]

PoliticsWatch.com is pleased to present the first podcast report from Parliament Hill.      

In this first report, Romeo St. Martin asks Conservative MP Jason Kenney, CPAC reporter Martin Stringer and NDP Leader Jack Layton if they know what podcasting is? The answers may surprise you. 

> Listen to the first podcast from Parliament Hill


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