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Liberal candidates revolt in Markham-Thornhill as retroactive deadline seen as favouring top Trudeau aide Ng

By ABBAS RANA

On Feb. 20, the Liberal Party sent an email saying the deadline for signing up new members eligible to vote was Feb. 14.

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  • S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (second reading)
  • C-5, An Act to Repeal Division 20 of Part 3 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 (second reading)
  • C-7, An Act to Amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act, and others (RCMP union bill) (consideration of amendments made by the Senate)
  • C-12, An Act to Amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act (second reading)
  • C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (second reading)
  • C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Act (second reading)
  • C-22, National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act (report stage)
  • C-23, Preclearance Act (second reading)
  • C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and the Financial Administration Act (second reading)
  • C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, Canada Cooperatives Act, Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, and Competition Act (committee)
  • C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (second reading)
  • C-28, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (victim surcharge) (second reading)
  • C-32, An Act related to the repeal of section 159 of the Criminal Code (second reading)
  • C-33, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (second reading)
  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    The House of Commons is not sitting this week, therefore there are no committee meetings scheduled. MPs return from their constituencies on March 6. The Senate is sitting. Monday, Feb. 27

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    PUBLISHED : Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 8:42 AM

    Conservative MP Blaine Calkins tries to get the puck around Liberal net minder Marc Miller during a charity hockey match in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. The fundraiser took place on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. The Conservatives won 9-3, and the event raised almost $6,000 for the charity. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Monday , February 27 , 2017

    The House rises for the week, returning to work on March 6 for one week before another week-long break, returning to work again March 20. The Senate sits this week and next, and is off the week of March 13 for two weeks before returning March 27.

    Monday , February 27 , 2017

    Catch the official launch of Simon Fraser University’s Public Square’s 2017 Community Summit, bringing together prominent foreign policy experts Roland Paris (University of Ottawa, former senior adviser on global affairs and defence to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau), Sheila Watt-Cloutier (Canadian Inuit activist, Nobel Peace Prize nominee), Senator Yuen Pau Woo, and former senior policy adviser to the Harper government Shuvaloy Majumdar. Panel will be moderated by CBC correspondent Laura Lynch. Feb. 27. 7-9 p.m. Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St., Vancouver. Summit events continue until March 8. Details: http://www.sfu.ca/publicsquare.html.

    Monday , February 27 , 2017

    Monday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception and book signing. Massey College at the University of Toronto, 4 Devonshire Place, RSVP to emockler@masseycollege.ca.

    Tuesday , February 28 , 2017

    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.

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