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As Afghan politicians squabble, Afghans die, and Canada looks the other way

Afghan-Canadians have repeatedly asked the federal government to hold the Afghan regime accountable for its human rights violations and widespread corruption.

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Jagmeet Singh positions himself as ‘growth candidate,’ makes gains in vote-rich B.C., as rivals attack

Jagmeet Singh greets a supporter at his NDP leadership campaign launch on May 15 in Brampton, Ont. Mr. Singh now has the most federal caucus endorsements, with three. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The Singh campaign opened a B.C. office last week and has a 'targeted campaign' in Quebec.

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  • S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (second reading)
  • 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 (committee)
  • C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Act (second reading)
  • 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 and other Acts (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

    The House of Commons and the Senate have adjourned for the summer break. The House is scheduled to resume on Monday, Sept. 18, and the Senate is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

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    Photo of the Week: great socks, eh?

    PUBLISHED : Wednesday, July 26, 2017 3:35 PM

    British Columbia's new premier John Horgan dropped in to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Mr. Trudeau's Centre Block office on Parliament Hill for the first time July 25. They may not see eye to eye on the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion (Trudeau approved it, Horgan campaigned against it), but when it comes to wardrobe choices, these two are simpatico. They both wore summer blue suits, polka-dotted ties, striped socks, and brown shoes. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Thursday , July 27 , 2017

    Finance Minister Bill Morneau is set to appear at a Liberal Party Laurier Club luncheon. July 27. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hotel Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Room, 2125 Victoria Ave., Regina, Sask. Free for current Laurier Club donors. Anyone otherwise wanting to go must renew their Laurier Club status or become a Laurier Club donor. Media coverage is being facilitated for this event and the names of guests in attendance will be listed online within 45 days. events.liberal.ca. Pre-registration is required and was to have closed on July 25.

    Thursday , July 27 , 2017

    Official Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer, who leads the Conservative Party of Canada, will be in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Que., area on July 27-30, 2017.

    Thursday , July 27 , 2017

    Liberal MP Colin Fraser (West Nova, N.S.) celebrates his birthday today. He turns 39.

    Thursday , July 27 , 2017

    Conservative MP Peter Kent (Thornhill, Ont.) celebrates his birthday today. He turns 74.

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