On Feb. 20, the Liberal Party sent an email saying the deadline for signing up new members eligible to vote was Feb. 14.
Sport and Disability Minister Carla Qualtrough, a former Paralympian and human rights lawyer, will be introducing Canada's first national accessibility legislation next spring which she hopes will be a game-changer for federal employers and people with disabilities.
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is advising Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government in promoting and protecting the trade relationship between Canada and the United States. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
When U.S. President Donald Trump got elected on Nov. 8, Gerald Butts reached out to Brian Mulroney who helped arrange Stephen Schwarzman’s briefing to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet last month. And Mr. Mulroney played a key role in making Mr. Trudeau's trip to Washington, D.C. a success. The two talk frequently about Canada-U.S. relations.
The new governor-in-council appointment process is supposed be a robust approach for selecting, in future, the most qualified person available as chief statistician of Canada. But this assertion doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
To somehow claim that all incidences of hate speech are tied to potential acts of serious violence is inaccurate. I am not suggesting that we do nothing about hate speech, just that we take action that both respects our freedoms and challenges the combination of prejudice, 'alternative facts' and specious arguments made by the haters.
Conservative MP Kelly Block says the manner in which the House transport committee has been functioning is 'unhealthy.'
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.
There are 5,500 lobbyists registered to lobby the federal government, but 100 are the tops.
Preliminary meetings on NAFTA between Canadian and U.S. officials, as well as with Canadian business reps, have already begun.
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.
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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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.