An increase in cancelled citizenships during the Liberal tenure is the result of ‘large-scale fraud investigations,’ says Canada’s immigration minister.
With just over a week left before the government’s self-imposed Oct. 31 deadline to have all pay issues resolved, Deputy Minister Marie Lemay says department is ‘a bit behind’
Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier and interim leader Rona Ambrose in February 2016. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Although the poll results are good news for Mr. Bernier—especially considering Mr. Clement, his biggest competition for support at this point in the race, has since dropped out—42 per cent of the respondents chose "someone else" when they were asked to select their choice for best leader.
The sixth Sustainable Development Goal on clean water and sanitation is the catalyst for the successful realization of many of the other 16 goals. The truth is, they all go hand in hand. Failing on water and sanitation also means failing on gender equality, quality education, good health, resilient infrastructure, economic growth, and the list goes on.
In a letter sent to the Justice minister, committee members signalled interest in helping her remove outdated, unconstitutional clauses in the law, parallel to a newly underway justice system review.
Bradley Birkenfeld told The Hill Times that he'd be happy to provide valuable information with documents that could help Canadian authorities recover unpaid federal taxes in offshore accounts. It's estimated that Revenue Canada is losing about $8-billion in lost taxes from offshore bank accounts each year.
Environment and Sustainable Development Commissioner Julie Gelfand says ministers and cabinet should reject departments' project proposals until they can show the environmental impacts.
Old-fashioned lobbying uses the number of meetings or number of MPs attending a reception as the measurement of success. That won’t cut it in 2016.
More federal advertising, better access to the Canada Periodical Fund, and stronger copyright laws are among the things the newspaper industry wants.
Mandatory plain packaging is 'definitely going to happen,' says the parliamentary secretary for health.
‘I never was very big on threats,’ says MacAulay, responding to dairy lobby groups in the U.S. and elsewhere criticizing Canada for a proposed Canadian dairy industry pact they say would flout global trade rules.
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In his new book, Campaign Confessions, John Laschinger, a professional campaign manager with 50 leadership and general election campaigns, opens the doors to the backrooms and war rooms of the political campaigns he has run, providing lessons for aspiring campaign managers, and exposing what really happens behind the scenes. During the 2015 federal election, approximately 1,200 political campaigns were held across Canada. One of those campaigns belonged to author, journalist, and political neophyte Noah Richler. In The Candidate, Richler lays bare what goes on behind the slogans, canvassing and talking points, told from the perspective of a political outsider. The Ottawa Writers Festival presents these writers. 4 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St. Free for members, $10-$20 for others. Buy tickets via writersfestival.org.
The House is sitting Monday to Friday until Nov. 4. It breaks again Nov. 7-Nov.11 and returns on Nov. 14 to sit for five weeks until it breaks for Christmas on Dec. 16, but it could break earlier.
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute presents its next Great Canadian Debate, Oct. 25. Margaret Wente, a Globe and Mail columnist, will argue in favour. Susan Eng, a former seniors' advocate, will argue against. 7-8:40 p.m. Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl., Ottawa. $20/person, $15 for students, seniors, and museum members, $5 extra at the door. Moderated by Peter Milliken. Buy tickets via macdonaldlaurier.ca/events.
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ Big Thinking on the Hill lecture features Richard Johnston speaking on ‘The 2016 U.S. election: How did it come to this, and where is it going?’ Richard Johnston is the Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation at the University of British Columbia. He will discuss if 2016 is an historical accident, leaving no permanent impact, or whether the electoral landscape has been fundamentally transformed. What impact will this have on Canada? A hot breakfast will be served on Tues., Oct. 25 from 7:30-8:45 a.m. Parliamentary Restaurant, Centre Block. Free for parliamentarians and the media. $25 for all others. For more information and to RSVP, go to ideas-idees.ca/events/big-thinking or call 613-238-6112 ext. 310.