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Saudis reject Dion’s demand to release Raif Badawi to join family in Canada


'If we asked Canada to send...a Canadian citizen, in Canadian jail, to Saudi Arabia, do you accept that?' the Saudi ambassador asks.

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  • C-5, An Act to Repeal Division 20 of Part 3 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 (second reading)
  • C-7, An Act to Amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts, and to provide for certain other measures (consideration of amendments made by the Senate)
  • C-12, An Act to Amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (second reading)
  • C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (committee)
  • C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act (second reading)
  • C-18, An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act (second reading)
  • C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Act (second reading)
  • C-22, National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act (committee)
  • C-23, Preclearance Act (second reading)
  • C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act (second reading)
  • C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, and the Competition Act (second reading)
  • C-26, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act and the Income Tax Act (second reading)
  • 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)
  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    This week, the House National Defence Committee will hear from the Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, and the House Committee on Canadian Heritage will hear from Minister of Sport Carla Qualtrough as they study Canadian women and girls in sport. The House Committee on Official Languages delivers its annual report, and Bob Rae is to go before the House Committee on Natural Resources. Wednesday, Oct. 26

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    Wednesday , October 26 , 2016

    The University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute present this fourth annual defence policy symposium. Oct. 26. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., followed by a networking cocktail until 6 p.m. Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa.

    Wednesday , October 26 , 2016

    The Enbridge Famous 5 Ottawa Speaker Series in conjunction with Women in Defence and Security (WiDS) are hosting this event to honour women leaders in defence and security. Moderator: Parliamentary Secretary to the Veterans Minister Karen McCrimmon. Panellists: Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross (DND), Communications Security Establishment Canada Chief Greta Bossenmaier, and Canadian Coast Guard Commissioner Jody Thomas. Wed., Oct. 26, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Trillium Ballroom, Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr. $55-$60 per seat. Please find more details at

    Wednesday , October 26 , 2016

    Edited by Jennifer Ditchburn and Graham Fox. Oct. 26, 5:30-7 p.m., The Métropolitain Brasserie & Restaurant, 700 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, 613-562-1160.

    Wednesday , October 26 , 2016

    In ninth century China, 10-year-old Nie Yin-niang, a general’s daughter, is abducted by a nun who initiates her in the martial arts and transforms her into an exceptional assassin charged with eliminating cruel and corrupt local governors. One day, having failed in a task, she is sent back by her mistress to the land of her birth, with orders to kill the man she was promised to by a cousin who now leads the largest military region in northern China. Presented by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Film Institute. Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. complimentary reception, 7 p.m. film, River Building Theatre, Carleton University, 9376 University Dr., Ottawa. In mandarin Chinese with English subtitles. Free.

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