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Althia Raj

Ottawa Bureau Chief, HuffPost Canada 

Althia Raj is HuffPost Canada's Ottawa bureau chief. She manages the Ottawa and Quebec City bureaus, and hosts and produces "Follow-Up," a HuffPost Canada Politics podcast.

Before joining HuffPost in 2011, Althia worked as a national political reporter for Postmedia News. She has covered Parliament Hill on and off since 2006, writing for Sun Media, and producing for CTV and for CBC Radio's "The House." 

She is a regular "At Issue" panelist on CBC TV's "The National" on Thursdays and can be seen and heard on various CBC and CPAC programs, in French and in English, throughout the week.

Althia can be found as @althiaraj  on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Liberals Stage Mini-Coup When Tories Show Up CP

Liberals Stage Mini-Coup When Tories Show Up Late

The public may soon have a better understanding of the impact of the federal government's cuts to Veterans Affairs Canada, after a lone Liberal MP saw an opportunity and jumped on it Thursday morning...
10/20/2011 01:26 EDT
Tories Finally Scrapping Long-Gun Getty

Tories Finally Scrapping Long-Gun Registry

The Conservative government is finally scrapping the long-gun registry. The Tories intend to introduce a bill to abolish the controversial program by the end of the week, The Huffington Post has learn...
10/19/2011 11:47 EDT
Thomas Mulcair: The Man To Beat Stephen CP

Thomas Mulcair: The Man To Beat Stephen Harper?

MONTREAL — Thomas Mulcair and his supporters suggested Thursday he is the best leadership contestant New Democrats can pick if they want to beat the Tories, grow toward the centre and prove to Canadia...
10/13/2011 11:42 EDT
Paul Dewar Joins NDP Leadership Althia Raj

Paul Dewar Joins NDP Leadership Race

The NDP leadership race is heating up. The Official opposition's foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar announced Sunday he is throwing his hat in the ring to replace the late Jack Layton as federal leader...
10/02/2011 04:25 EDT
Tories Seek Big Budget Cuts At CP

Tories Seek Big Budget Cuts At CBC

Heritage Minister James Moore wants to slash CBC’s budget by 10 per cent, The Huffington Post has learned. Although a government decision is far from complete, Moore has discussed his wish to see the...
09/29/2011 06:45 EDT
Baird To Return To Libya As Early As This CP

Baird To Return To Libya As Early As This Week

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird may head to Libya as early as this week, The Huffington Post has learned. Planning is underway for Baird to visit Tripoli, the Libyan capital, but sources...
09/27/2011 08:15 EDT