The Bank of Canada’s first interest-rate hike in seven years is seen as a good indictor of the economy, and the government gets some—but limited—credit.
The Steel Producers Association’s lobby days came just as steel trade had become a contentious international topic.
The 14 Liberal MPs who won their ridings by 2.5 per cent or less in 2015: Nick Whalen (St. John’s East, Nfld. 1.4%); Denis Lemieux (Chicoutimi-LeFjord, Que. 1.4%); David Graham (Laurentides-Labelle, Que. 2.4%); Jean-Yves Duclos (Quebec, Que. 1.9%); Leona Alleslev (Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond, Que. 2.1%); Mike Bossio (Hastings-Lennox and Addington, Ont. 0.5%); Bob Nault (Kenora, Ont. 1.6%); Arif Virani (Parkdale-High Park, Ont. 1.8%); Julie Dabrusin (Toronto-Danforth, Ont. 2.2%); Kent Hehr (Calgary Centre, Alta. 1.2%); Randy Boissonnault (Edmonton Centre, Alta. 2.2%); Amarjeet Sohi (Edmonton Mill Woods, Alta. 0.2%); Jati Sidhu (Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, B.C. 2.3%); and Dan Ruimy (Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge, B.C. 2.5%).
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In 2019, the Conservatives and the NDP will target the 14 seats where the Liberals won by 2.5 per cent or less in the last election.
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says investments by Ottawa and bold efforts to encourage the growth of clean energy technologies will put Canada on the path to become a powerhouse in the emerging low-carbon economy.
He's No. 221 on the priority list to advance any of his 16 private members' bills in this Parliament, but NDP MP Don Davies knows the drill. It's the bigger purpose that counts.
Former House clerk Thomas Hall questions whether discussions at the Board of Internal Economy would be protected by parliamentary privilege.
There are mixed opinions among Senators on whether there was anything wrong with cabinet ministers and MPs showing up at the Senate before a vote on the budget bill.
Her office chalks it up to a busy run-up to the House's adjournment, but Conservative Senators say there’s more to it.
Independent Senator Stephen Greene says it's critical to engage Canadians in the Senate's legislative review work, and bringing better structure to the Senate debates would be a way to achieve that goal.
Lobbyists and political parties should be more proactive about warding off influence scandals before they occur.
Data shows Justin Trudeau, like his government, is meeting with many more groups than his predecessor Stephen Harper.
The organization has almost doubled the number of its volunteers and clients in the last year, and has expanded to Toronto.
The Science minister says next year’s budget is likely where funding decisions related to scientific research will be revealed.
Canada doesn’t apply sales taxes or duties on imported purchases of $20 or less. That threshold is much higher in other countries, such as the U.S. where it’s US$800.
But data in recent months suggests the government is finding less time to meet with stakeholders.
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Former astronaut Julie Payette walks to a press conference July 13 in the Senate foyer when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced she would be the next governor general of Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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July 25-27 at Evraz Place, Regina, Sask., First Nations chiefs, elders, women, and youth from across the country will gather in Regina, under the theme “Our Priority: Our Children, Our Future,” to discuss First Nations priorities and set strategic direction for the coming year at the AFN’s annual national gathering. AFN national chief Perry Bellegarde will deliver his opening address, and regional leaders, cabinet ministers, and others will attend and address the assembly. More information is available on the AFN website at afn.ca.
The Honda Celebration of Light is one of Vancouver’s largest festivals, attracting 1.4 million people to food, music, and fireworks. The fireworks happen Saturday, July 29 (Japan), Wednesday, Aug. 2 (United Kingdom), and Saturday, Aug. 5 (Canada).
On Aug. 2, Statistics Canada will release data from the 2016 census on families, households, marital status, and language, for Canada, its provinces and territories, municipalities, and many more detailed levels of geography. A media lock-up will be held 12 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. EST. Reporters are asked to confirm their presence by contacting Statistics Canada’s Media Hot Line at 613-951-4636, by July 11.
The party will hold a debate in Victoria, B.C. 6-8 p.m. Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St. In order to vote for the leader, you need to become a member of the NDP no later than Aug. 17. Online voting begins Sept. 18 and a leader will be announced no later than Oct. 29. ndp.ca/event-rsvp/4jwm4.