Now, with America’s own refugee policies unhinged by the Trump administration and Canada led by a government that is demonstrating it understands the true value of refugees, the fallout from the agreement is far worse than its architects could ever have imagined when it was first conceived.
Hundreds have already arrived, but the government will be going to 'some lengths' to keep the traumatized victims of Daesh out of the spotlight.
Conservative leadership candidates Chris Alexander, Kellie Leitch, Andrew Saxton, and Erin O'Toole, with moderator Tom Clark on the Manning Centre Conference stage at the Shaw Centre on February 24. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative leadership candidates wade into the economy, natural resources, health care, infrastructure, and Canada-U.S. relations at the Manning Centre Conference leadership debate in Ottawa.
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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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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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.
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.
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.