Veterans Affairs missed 54 per cent of its targets last year, which opposition MPs called both 'breathtaking' and 'horrible.' More resources are needed, critics agreed, but the culture also has to change.
The committee also okayed a $925K budget for new deputy clerk and changes to the MPs' spending guide.
Independent Senator Marilou McPhedran appeared before the Senate Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets, and Administration on Dec. 7 to contest a rejected travel-expense claim and the process by which the claim was denied. She will appear before the committee again on Dec. 14 as part of a separate expense-claim appeal. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Senator wants all consideration of travel claims to be done in the open, but critics say appealing rejected claims casts a shadow over the Upper Chamber’s already tarnished expense-related reputation.
The low Canadian dollar, the high price of lumber, and a strong United States economy mean the impact on the industry is not as severe as the early 2000s, despite a ruling against Canada last week. However, this could change if the dispute continues.
'Our government is committed to restoring the confidence of Canadians in how major resource projects are evaluated,' says the natural resources minister.
The government recently announced that not only will the sales tax on medical cannabis continue, but that it will also be subject to the same excise tax as recreational cannabis.
Statistics Act changes would give the chief statistician more power, which means there should be more scrutiny in the appointment process, say former Statistics Canada heads.
Sen. Percy Downe is frustrated by what he says is a lack of information and charges, after more Canadian links to offshore tax havens were revealed in the news. But the CRA says it's acting on measuring the tax gap and fighting tax evasion.
Under the latest version of the bill, the PBO estimates 670,000 additional First Nations persons are eligible to register for Indian status and that 40 per cent of that total could be expected to register.
Regional opposition are at the centre of concerns, but Trump's endorsement of high-polluting industries may throw a wrench at Ottawa's plans, says one pollster.
'It’s really important that officers of Parliament get a grip on what we do and how we do it,’ says Liberal Senator Terry Mercer.
In essence, Blockchain gives us the tools to track and verify almost anything we can imagine in complicated global food supply chains. And this means consumers will know exactly what they’re eating, and how it is produced, and where it has come from, writes Evan Fraser.
Lawyer Nancy Bélanger brings six years' experience working in the ethics commissioner's office.
Union head Jerry Dias says labour negotiator Pierre Bouchard is 'like a pitbull terrier with an abscessed tooth.' Here's a look at him and others overseeing key files in the talks for Canada.
The sector cautioned that the country's existing electricity infrastructure, which was largely built before the 1970s, is now reaching its expiry date and is in need of upgrades.
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Supreme Court nominee Sheilah Martin exchanges pleasantries before the start of her question-and-answer session with members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, members of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, and representatives from the Bloc Québécois and the Green Party, in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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The Liberals will hold a national convention April 19-21, 2018 in Halifax, N.S.
The International Economic Forum of the Americas hosts this annual event featuring speakers typically including heads of state, central bank governors, ministers, and global economic decision-makers. June 11-14, 2018.
To be held in Halifax, N.S. Until Aug. 25, 2018.