When U.S. President Donald Trump got elected on Nov. 8, Gerald Butts reached out to Brian Mulroney who helped arrange Stephen Schwarzman’s briefing to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet last month. And Mr. Mulroney played a key role in making Mr. Trudeau's trip to Washington, D.C. a success. The two talk frequently about Canada-U.S. relations.
On Feb. 20, the Liberal Party sent an email saying the deadline for signing up new members eligible to vote was Feb. 14.
Sport and Disability Minister Carla Qualtrough, who is blind, is helping to draft a new bill to address accessibility for people with disabilities. The legislation will apply to all companies that operate under federal jurisdiction, and she hopes it's a game changer. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Sport and Disability Minister Carla Qualtrough, a former Paralympian and human rights lawyer, will be introducing Canada's first national accessibility legislation next spring which she hopes will be a game-changer for federal employers and people with disabilities.
The new governor-in-council appointment process is supposed be a robust approach for selecting, in future, the most qualified person available as chief statistician of Canada. But this assertion doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
To somehow claim that all incidences of hate speech are tied to potential acts of serious violence is inaccurate. I am not suggesting that we do nothing about hate speech, just that we take action that both respects our freedoms and challenges the combination of prejudice, 'alternative facts' and specious arguments made by the haters.
Conservative MP Kelly Block says the manner in which the House transport committee has been functioning is 'unhealthy.'
While the bill makes improvements, it’s a 'poor replacement' for a new federal voting system, says the NDP. But the amendments will also reverse the former Conservative government's changes and are aimed at increasing voter turnout.
While Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington praising up Trump on the art of the deal, Trudeau was actually getting a bigger deal done.
Opposition MPs want to ensure Canadians' Charter rights are upheld under Bill C-23.
There are 5,500 lobbyists registered to lobby the federal government, but 100 are the tops.
Preliminary meetings on NAFTA between Canadian and U.S. officials, as well as with Canadian business reps, have already begun.
All of the essential pieces for investing in a new fleet of grain cars and meeting the Government of Canada’s infrastructure, innovation and economic growth objectives are coming together nicely in 2017. It is time to come aboard.
'I think journalists will quickly tire of going to these things when they find out how friggin’ boring they are,' says lobbyist Tim Powers.
An internal hire from within government such as a current assistant deputy minister or promoting from within the current office could be the safest bet, but if the political courage can be found, a former lobbyist may excel at the role, especially with a bureaucracy now firmly established.
With a statutory five-year review of the Lobbying Act due in 2017, who should be considered a lobbyist and whether lobbying spending should be disclosed, are among the issues that could come up.
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The Manning Centre Conference hosted a Conservative leadership debate on Friday, Feb. 24 in Ottawa. The 14 candidates were split into four groups to debate four separate topics. Here, Andrew Scheer (right), the MP for Regina-Qu’Appelle, Sask., speaks while his debate opponents—(from right) businessman Kevin O’Leary; MP for Wellington-Halton Hills, Ont. Michael Chong; and MP for Calgary Forest Lawn, Alta., Deepak Obhrai—listen and prepare to respond. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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The fourth party-sanctioned debate will be held on Feb. 28 at Maclab Theatre in Edmonton, and will be the second bilingual debate. Tickets on sale from Jan. 24. Debates will be streamed live online for all party members and all Canadians to see. All debates are open to Conservative Party members to attend. Debate moderator: Conservative candidate for Calgary Midnapore Stephanie Kusie. Themes include: crime and safety, and the Conservative Party of Canada, its membership, its governance, and its future. The Conservative Party leadership election will be on May 27, 2017.
National Access Cannabis with PhytoSciences Consultants and the Peace Naturals Project invite you on Tuesday, Feb. 28 for a discussion about their recently launched harm reduction study on the potential use of cannabis as a substitute for prescription opiates. Guest speakers include Dr. Pritesh Kumar, Ph.D. and Dr. Shelley Turner. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Macdonald Room, Mezzanine Level, 6 p.m. All Parliamentarians and departmental officials are invited. Industry representatives and physicians will also be in attendance. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement. 10 a.m.
The Senate of Canada in partnership with Twitter Canada presents a Senate Social. Parliamentary Press Gallery members are invited on March 1 to the Sir John A. Macdonald Building, 144 Wellington St. for this “meet and tweet.” Featuring a panel discussion on Politics via Social Media with journalists Bob Fife, Marie Vastel, and Waubgeshig Rice. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org.