One ex-Canadian ambassador to the EU says it's 'more than a full-time job,' on its own. The government declined to respond to criticisms.
Finance Canada slashed its ad spending dramatically, while ads for the census and Canada-150 campaigns drove costs in the top-spending departments.
Public Service Alliance of Canada national president Robyn Benson, pictured addressing a rally last spring calling for improvements to the embattled Phoenix pay system, has seen four of her union's five bargaining units reach new deals with the government that include pay raises and no changes to the existing sick leave regime. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Liberals are looking to hammer out deals with remaining smaller bargaining units. Thousands of civil servants remain without contracts nearly three years after most expired in 2014.
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.
Bill C-33 would extend voting rights indefinitely, devaluing the votes of Canadians who do reside in Canada and are subject to Canadian law, taxes and other day-to-day realities of Canadian life.
Preliminary meetings on NAFTA between Canadian and U.S. officials, as well as with Canadian business reps, have already begun.
The new legislation, Bill C-38, amends a private member’s bill on exploitation and trafficking from the last Parliament. Meanwhile, the CETA bill and legislation addressing the opioid crisis is back atop the House agenda this week.
There are 5,500 lobbyists registered to lobby the federal government, but 100 are the tops.
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.
Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly has decided that there will be no medal struck to celebrate our 150th year as a nation. But it’s not too late for the minister to reverse course.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may be losing some of his edge in public opinion polls at home, but in Pakistan he’s so popular that some freight truckers have painted his picture on their vehicles, an honour usually reserved for Pakistani or Muslim war heroes, respected politicians, religious figures, poets, athletes, some royalty, and movie stars. To read more: http://bit.ly/2lGC6Jc (Photographs courtesy of Twitter)
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The 2017 Manning Centre Conference will take place from February 23-25 in Ottawa.
Feb. 23-25. In addition to the usual line-up at this annual gathering of conservatives in Canada (panel discussions, networking opportunities, and training sessions) this year the conference will host a debate featuring those who are running for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (with a unique debate format). Debate: 3-5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, $20 (online or at the door; included in conference admission). Shaw Centre, Ottawa. To register for the conference, please visit manningcentre.ca/conference.
The Economic Club of Canada presents Ontario Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault. 7:45-9 a.m. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa. Breakfast will be served. $110 +HST for individual seat (members $89 +HST). Tickets and info: economicclub.ca.
The Parliamentary Press Gallery AGM will be held on Feb. 24 at the National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington St., Ottawa, at 12:30 p.m. Gallery members will discuss the president’s report; treasurer’s report; results of officers elected; nomination of directors and voting; life and honorary memberships; new business; and results of directors elected.