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Duffy’s not guilty verdict casts doubt on prospects for legal action against former Senators


Senate arbitration process cost taxpayers $200,000-$225,000: Liberal Sen. Jane Cordy

CPC donors made multiple contributions in election years, totaling almost $10,000 over limit

One Conservative party supporter contributed a total of $3,350 to two Conservative electoral districts and five Conservative candidates in Ontario, including to Lisa Raitt in September 2008. Ms. Raitt was the former labour minister, and is now a prospective candidate for the leadership of the Conservative party. In the 2008 election, Ms. Raitt defeated Garth Turner. The Hill Times Photograph by Steve Gerecke



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  • C-2, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (committee)
  • C-4, An Act to Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act (committee)
  • C-5, An Act to Repeal Division 20 of Part 3 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 (second reading)
  • C-6, An Act to Amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act (committee)
  • C-7, An Act to Amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures (report stage)
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  • C-11, An Act to Amend the Copyright Act (access to copyrighted works or other subject-matter for persons with perceptual disabilities) (second reading)
  • C-12, An Act to Amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (second reading)
  • C-13, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act, the Hazardous Products Act, the Radiation Emitting Devices Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Pest Control Products Act and the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and to make related amendments to another Act (second reading)
  • C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying) (second reading)
  • C-15, Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1 (second reading)
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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Tuesday , May 3 , 2016

    All parliamentarians are invited to join Nestlé Canada’s business leaders from across the country to celebrate 150 years of Nestlé ‘Good Food, Good Life’. May 3, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Daly’s Restaurant, The Westin Ottawa Hotel. RSVP to Laura Seguin lseguin@summa.ca or call 613-235-1400.

    Tuesday , May 3 , 2016

    Auditor General Michael Ferguson will release the spring reports on May 3. The reports will cover: venture capital action plan; detecting and preventing fraud in the citizenship program; the governor in council appointments process in administration tribunals; drug benefits and Veterans Affairs Canada; Canadian Army Reserve-National Defence; and a special examinations of PPP Canada Inc. and Via Rail Canada Inc. There will be a media lockup from 6 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Office of the Auditor General of Canada, 240 Sparks St., followed by a news conference at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington St., Ottawa.

    Tuesday , May 3 , 2016

    At the Chateau Laurier Ballroom at 11:30 a.m. Keynote speaker will be Suzanne Legault, Canada’s information commissioner. The CCWPF Press Freedom Award will go to a Canadian journalist who has made an outstanding contribution to press freedom or freedom of expression. Celebrate the work of cartoonists from around the world in the 16th Annual Editorial Cartoon Contest. Tickets are $65 or $120 for two, $480 for a table of eight.

    Tuesday , May 3 , 2016

    Invites all parliamentarians and staff to come celebrate Canadian music talent at a reception and special live performances by Karim Ouellet and Sam Roberts on May 3 in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee Room 160-S in Centre Block from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will showcase music performances from English and French top-chart artists. RSVP by April 29 to socan@environicspr.com

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