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Canada’s most-lobbied staffers drive policy tied to federal purse

There are no surprises with the most lobbied in government, with Innovation, Finance and Infrastructure policy advisers seeing the most communications with stakeholders.

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Behind the scenes of how Canada’s ‘dream team’ negotiates NAFTA

Mexico's Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer exit a press briefing during the third round of negotiations to rework NAFTA. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Chief negotiator Steve Verheul, and Canada's top two officials in Washington, David MacNaughton and Kirsten Hillman, are among the dozens involved in the sensitive trade talks, which see negotiators holed up in a different North American capital's hotel board rooms every few weeks to hash out the text.

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HOUSE OF COMMONS
  • S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (committee)
  • 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 (report stage)
  • C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Act (committee)
  • C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and the Financial Administration 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)
  • 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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    NDP MP Erin Weir, centre, joins hundreds of public servants represented by a number of unions rallying outside the Prime Minister's office Oct. 12 to show their unhappiness with the government's handling of the Phoenix payroll system issues. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

    NDP leadership showcase event in Hamilton

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    CPAC rings in 25 years with packed bash

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    Gaining Consensus: Getting Issues Heard In The New Parliament

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    Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Tuesday , October 24 , 2017

    Our world is rapidly changing, and Canada needs to keep up. Join The Walrus Talks and Concordia for The Walrus Talks Disruption, happening at the National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin St., on Oct. 24, 7-9 p.m. Seven speakers—including CBC radio host Terry O'Reilly, writer Lisa Charleyboy, and more—will discuss changes in health care, technology, industry, media, and more. Full event details and tickets are available online at thewalrus.ca/events.

    Tuesday , October 24 , 2017

    Join university presidents, students, and researchers from across Canada for a fun fall gathering in the spirit of a campus homecoming celebration. Tuesday, Oct. 24. 6:30 p.m. Riviera, 62 Sparks St. By invitation only. For inquiries, please contact rsvp@univcan.ca or 613-563-3961 (226).

    Wednesday , October 25 , 2017

    The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement as well as publish its quarterly Monetary Policy Report. 10 a.m.

    Wednesday , October 25 , 2017

    On Oct. 25, Statistics Canada will release data from the 2016 census on immigration and ethnocultural diversity, housing, and Aboriginal peoples.

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