The cost included more than $7,000 for flowers. Conservative MP Lukiwski calls out the PMO for inviting only Liberal politicians to the dinner this summer.
Despite local opposition, Vancouver-region Liberal MPs must avoiding jumping to conclusion in criticizing the government's decision to approve the pipeline as it might cast them as 'wishy-washy,' says consultant Greg Weston.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is one of several Liberals encouraging donors to hand over their dollars this week, so the party can begin to prepare for the 2019 federal election. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
'The challenge for the Liberals is complacency,' said Nik Nanos, president of Nanos Research. 'If people think the Conservatives and NDP are weak, then it is harder to raise funds and motivate the Liberal tribe.'
Gerry St. Germain, the former Progressive Conservative MP, Senator, and first Métis cabinet minister, was a crucial behind-the-scenes fixer for prime minister Brian Mulroney and his majority governing caucus. Mr. Mulroney picked him to chair his massive national caucus.
Canada’s leadership role at the Open Government Partnership is fairly limited. It is a government anchor on a working group dedicated to open data initiatives, but not involved in access to information. This is in spite of the fact that it is currently working towards amending the federal Access to Information Act in the context of open government.
Opposition parties say they don't have any objections Canadian security agencies consulting with the U.S. Homeland Security databases to screen Syrian refugees coming into Canada.
The government says it’s pushing this week for the opposition to come to the table with a consensus on some bills.
The government is looking to finalize a pan-Canadian climate action plan in December, but some say Canada needs to adapt following Donald Trump’s election in the U.S.
The Senate is beginning to sit on Mondays this week in an effort to get more bills through over the next three weeks as well.
‘Take a look at the decisions that have been made,’ Environmental Defence’s Dale Marshall says when asked if he fears the energy industry is having too much sway with government.
‘It’s important for industry to have their voice heard at the cabinet table, and Navdeep Bains has certainly met with business and offered that voice,’ says Summa Strategies’ Michele Austin.
Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand says with recent examples of Liberal 'cash-for-access' events, he hasn’t seen 'anybody violating the elections law provisions.'
A record 47 visible minority and 10 indigenous MPs were elected in this House.
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A group of protestors rally against the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline in front of the Parliament Buildings and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office in Ottawa on November 21. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
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Sat., Dec. 10. 11 a.m. Hong Kong Memorial Wall, corner of King Edward Avenue and Sussex Drive.
This annual party for members’ children will be held in the Reading Room (237-C) of Centre Block on Parliament Hill, Sat., Dec.10. Email the name, age, and sex of each child to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can register your child in Room 350-N, Centre-Block or in Room 607, 150 Wellington St. Registration deadline: Nov. 25. Hot dogs, pizza, etc. will be served starting at noon.
The House is sitting weekdays until to Dec. 16, but it could adjourn earlier. It’s scheduled for a six-week break from Ottawa and the House will resume sitting on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.
Raise a glass in honour of The West Block’s Tom Clark as he’s hanging his notepad up at last. Mon., Dec. 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Bier Markt,156 Sparks St., Ottawa.