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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.

NDP Looks For International Getty

NDP Looks For International Allies

Canada's New Democratic Party is looking to forge formal links with Britain's Labour Party and the Australian Labor Party, The Huffington Post has learned. British Prime Minister David Cameron's spe...
09/24/2011 04:16 EDT
It's All About The Money In NDP Leadership CP

It's All About The Money In NDP Leadership Race

Just like with cards, you need money to play the game of politics. Raising enough cash to mount a successful bid for the NDP's leadership race is a heavy consideration, potential candidates told The H...
09/23/2011 10:06 EDT
Turmel To Sit In Layton's Seat In The CP

Turmel To Sit In Layton's Seat In The Commons

Jack Layton was noticeably absent yesterday. His seat, number 164 on the House of Commons' seating plan, was left symbolically unoccupied when the chamber kicked off its fall session. Monday morning,...
09/20/2011 12:09 EDT
It's Full Throttle On The Conservative Getty

It's Full Throttle On The Conservative Agenda

The Conservative government is bracing for a showdown with the opposition over its budget implementation bill, massive omnibus crime legislation and a handful of other bills this fall that might test...
09/19/2011 08:40 EDT
Harper Focuses On Economy In Speech To AP

Harper Focuses On Economy In Speech To Caucus

The Conservative Party invited the media to attend Harper's speech to caucus. The short length of the speech — 4 minutes and 11 seconds — took a few observers by surprise, but the subject matter was o...
09/08/2011 12:22 EDT
Sheila Copps Wants Liberal Party

Sheila Copps Wants Liberal Party Presidency

Former Liberal cabinet and deputy prime minister Sheila Copps has officially announced she is throwing her hat in the ring to become President of the Liberal Party. “There is a danger that we could s...
09/07/2011 11:29 EDT
Tories Tell Diplomats To Hang The AP

Tories Tell Diplomats To Hang The Queen

HANG THE QUEEN: TORIES TELL DIPLOMATS UPDATE: The request was for missions to reply back by September 15, 2011 to confirm that all official portrait photographs are displayed at missions. "Queen Eliza...
09/07/2011 05:42 EDT