Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's strategy to create a non-partisan and more independent Upper Chamber also means Senators will have to be involved in the front end of the policy process. It's a whole new ballgame.
An increasingly independent Senate has also led to more interest in meetings among some lobbyists, says Summa Strategies’ Jim Armour.
Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote is headed to Miramichi, N.B. this week to meet with the public servants working on Phoenix, the government's new and problem-plagued computerized pay system. Phoenix horror stories emerge: student employees left with no money for tuition; families forced to visit food banks; employees faulting on loans or dipping into RRSPs; and security breaches allowing access to personal information like social insurance numbers. The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
PSAC national executive vice-president Chris Aylward says only MPs, deputy ministers, and assistant deputy ministers should be paid through the Phoenix system until it's fixed because then 'it’s going to be fixed pretty quick.'
The embassy must be tasked with the immensely difficult job of protecting Canadian citizens and Canadian security interests in the region, not with lining the pockets of those with little regard for these imperatives.
At the end of the day, the first ministers' report in November will tell us whether our governments have been listening to Canadians. Équiterre will continue to be a strong voice in this conversation to make sure Canada ratifies the Paris agreement armed with a strong Canadian climate plan to meet our commitment to the international community.
An unprecedented plebiscite on electoral reform taking place this fall in Prince Edward Island on options to change its voting system.
'We don’t have much time,' Green Leader Elizabeth May says of electoral reform.
The electoral reform committee’s subcommittee on agenda and procedure will meet in camera on June 28 to hash out a list of lingering questions.
Conservative MP Robert Sopuck worries the bill would 'place all animal use in legal jeopardy.'
Despite a history of lobbyists being around for such functions, Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux, parliamentary secretary to the government House leader, says they might be ‘wasting time’ heading out to the Liberal retreat in Saguenay, Que., in August.
NDP critic Rachel Blaney calls asset recycling another form of 'privatization.'
Some support a sliding-scale system in which the length of the ban would correspond with the official's position and connections.
Acquitted of an earlier influence-peddling charge, a verdict on alleged lobbying offences is expected to be handed down in August.
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Carla Qualtrough, minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities and former paralympian and now Senator, Chantal Petitclerc were both present when the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Swimming Canada announced the para-swimming team that will be heading to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Paralympic Games. (The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright) The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
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The House resumes sitting on Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. after a 13-week break. The House adjourned June 17.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to hold a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20 on the Hill. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at (613) 957-5555.
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