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On the Hill
Format Public Affairs, news
Presented by Graham Richardson
Country of origin  Canada
No. of episodes 20
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CTV News Channel
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original run January 5, 2009 – January 30, 2009

On the Hill was a Canadian Public Affairs television show which aired weekdays on CTV News Channel. Interviews were conducted with important Canadian political figures as well as political journalists and strategists. The show broadcast from Parliament Hill and was hosted by |CTV's Graham Richardson.

On the Hill was the first successor to Mike Duffy Live, which aired until December, 2008 when Mike Duffy, the host, was appointed to the Senate of Canada. The show was a month long program and has now been replaced by "Power Play" with CTV's Tom Clark.


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Statement on meeting the Republican House Caucus by Barack Obama
Barack Obama's official statements
Delivered from the Ohio Clock Corridor of the Capitol Building on 27 January 2009.

Hello, everybody. We had a very constructive meeting with the House members, members of the Republican Caucus. I'm a little bit late for my Senate colleagues -- former Senate colleagues.

And the main message I have is that the statistics every day underscore the urgency of the economic situation. The American people expect action. They want us to put together a recovery package that puts people back to work, that creates investments that assure our long-term energy independence, an effective health care system, an education system that works; they want our infrastructure rebuilt, and they want it done wisely, so that we're not wasting taxpayer money.

As I explained to the Republican House Caucus, and I'll explain to my former Senate colleagues, the recovery package that we have proposed and is moving its way through Congress is just one leg in a multi-legged stool. We're still going to have to have much better financial regulation, we've got to get credit flowing again, we're going to have to deal with the troubled assets that many banks are still carrying and that make the -- that have locked up the credit system. We're going to have to coordinate with other countries, because we now have a global problem.

I am absolutely confident that we can deal with these issues, but the key right now is to make sure that we keep politics to a minimum. There are some legitimate philosophical differences with parts of my plan that the Republicans have, and I respect that. In some cases they may just not be as familiar with what's in the package as I would like. I don't expect a hundred percent agreement from my Republican colleagues, but I do hope that we can all put politics aside and do the American people's business right now.

All right.

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