Supreme Court advisory board

Tories upset over past partisan comments from Supreme Court advisory board member


The Twitter account of Susan Ursel, a member of the ‘non-partisan’ advisory panel for selecting Supreme Court judge candidates, contains a number of anti-Conservative tweets.


Harper quits just as turn for private member’s business was coming up

Stephen Harper was the sixth-next in line to have his private member’s business dealt with, meaning his time-slot to debate an initiative of his choosing would come up just a few weeks into the upcoming House sitting. However, he stepped down as an MP on Aug. 26. The Hill Times photo By Jake Wright


Meanwhile, other MPs are preparing bills and motions for the next round of debate


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Status Of Government Business

  • C-2, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (third reading)
  • C-4, An Act to Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act, and the Income Tax Act (report stage)
  • 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-13, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act, the Hazardous Products Act, the Radiation Emitting Devices Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Pest Control Products Act and the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, and to make related amendments to another Act (second reading)
  • C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (second reading)
  • 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, An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts (second reading)
  • C-23, An Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States (Preclearance Act) (second reading)
  • Senate

    The Week Ahead In Parliament

    Monday, August 29
    • The House of Commons Special Committee on Electoral Reform is scheduled to meet 2 to 5:30 p.m. in Room C-110, 1 Wellington St. in a televised meeting. Witnesses, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.: Broadbent Institute chair and founder Ed Broadbent, former (2002-3) Quebec democratic reform minister Jean-Pierre Charbonneau, and University of Toronto associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Electoral Law Yasmin Dawood (by videoconference). From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. the committee will meet in private to discuss committee business.

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    Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, left, embraces Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before last Saturday night’s concert in Kingston, Ont., which was broadcasted live on CBC to 11.7 million viewers. The show closed the Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour, possibly its last given Mr. Downie’s terminal cancer diagnosis. (Tragically Hip photograph by David Bastedo) Tragically Hip photograph by David Bastedo

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    Thailand, Benin, and Malaysia: Diplomatic parties this week

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    July diplomatic dos: Korean defence attaché farewell and more

    PUBLISHED : Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 4:00 PM

    Gaining Consensus: Getting Issues Heard In The New Parliament

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    Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Sunday , September 4 , 2016

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to attend. Hangzhou, China. Sept. 4-5. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.

    Wednesday , September 7 , 2016

    The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement. 10 a.m.

    Thursday , September 8 , 2016

    How do you protect your organization’s reputation before and after scandal strikes? Using real-life examples, this session looks at the core elements of reputational protection from a legal and public relations perspective. This is part of Gowling WLG’s Risk to Reward seminar series, 10 breakfast seminars on critical business and legal issues to be held at the firm’s Ottawa office throughout 2016. This seminar series is suited toward business owners, executives, and in-house counsel in eastern Ontario. 7:30-9 a.m. Sept. 8. Gowling WLG, 160 Elgin St., 20th floor (suite 2600), Ottawa. No cost, but registration necessary as space is limited.

    Monday , September 12 , 2016

    The International Economic Forum of the Americas presents this annual summit on topics including finance, innovation, energy, trade and infrastructure. Confirmed speakers include: International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Canadian Ambassador to the United States David MacNaughton and his U.S. counterpart Bruce Heyman, Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi, Guinea President Alpha Condé, and the CEOs/presidents of companies including Suncor, CAE, Monsanto, and UPS. Until Sept. 14. Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W., Toronto.

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