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After a slow start, Senate ramps up fall legislative agenda

Expect a pre-Christmas legislative push, say Senate leaders, after diversions due to committee membership negotiations.

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Sen. Enverga ‘embodied the Canadian dream’: ex-PM, colleagues remember country’s first Filipino-Canadian Senator

Conservative Senator Tobias Enverga was the first Filipino-Canadian to be appointed to the Canadian Senate. He was appointed by prime minister Stephen Harper in 2012 and died suddenly Thursday morning at the age of 61. Photograph courtesy of Ulle Baum

Ontario Senator Tobias Enverga’s sudden death in Colombia shocked and saddened colleagues who remember him as warm, funny, and dedicated to his community.

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Status Of Government Business

HOUSE OF COMMONS
  • S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (report stage)
  • S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health 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-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 (third reading)
  • C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Act (report stage)
  • C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and the Financial Administration Act (report stage)
  • 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)
  • C-34, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act (second reading)
  • C-38, An Act to amend an Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking in persons) (second reading)
  • C-39, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (unconstitutional provisions) (second reading)
  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    Wednesday, Sept. 13

    • The House Health Committee will meet 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 415, Wellington Building, 197 Sparks St. in a televised meeting on Bill C-45, An Act Respecting Cannabis and to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code, and other Acts.

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    PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 10:37 AM

    Debi Daviau, president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, one of the largest public sector unions in the country, discusses the troubled Phoenix pay system during an appearance at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Nov. 14. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

    NDP leadership showcase event in Hamilton

    PUBLISHED :Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 3:19 PM

    CPAC rings in 25 years with packed bash

    PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 12:45 AM

    Gaining Consensus: Getting Issues Heard In The New Parliament

    PUBLISHED :Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 2:09 PM

    Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change

    PUBLISHED :Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 11:52 AM

    Parliamentary Calendar

    Tuesday , November 28 , 2017

    The Walrus Talks returns to Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 28 for The Walrus Talks Health at the Canadian Museum of Nature (240 McLeod St.) from 7-10 p.m. Six speakers—including Deep Genomics CEO Brendan Frey, Women’s College Research Institute senior scientist Dr. Steve Narod, and Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement president Maureen O’Neil—will discuss innovation in medicine and the health-care system of the future. Full event details and tickets are available online at thewalrus.ca/events.

    Wednesday , November 29 , 2017

    On Nov. 29, Statistics Canada will release data from the 2016 census on education, labour, the journey to work, language of work, and mobility and migration of Canadians.

    Wednesday , December 6 , 2017

    The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement. 10 a.m.

    Thursday , April 19 , 2018

    The Liberals will hold a national convention April 19-21, 2018 in Halifax, N.S.

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