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Department leaves veterans in ‘financial limbo,’ behind on half its targets

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.

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Bring Senate expense-claim disputes out of ‘arbitrary,’ ‘secretive’ meetings: Sen. McPhedran

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.

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Status Of Government Business

HOUSE OF COMMONS
S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act C-5, An Act to Repeal Division 20 of Part 3 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 C-12, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 C-28, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (victim surcharge) C-32, An Act related to the repeal of section 159 of the Criminal Code C-33, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act

The Week Ahead In Parliament

Wednesday, Sept. 13

  • The House Health Committee will meet 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 415, Wellington Building, 197 Sparks St. in a televised meeting on Bill C-45, An Act Respecting Cannabis and to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code, and other Acts.

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Photo of the week

Photo of the Week

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 10:01 AM

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

NDP leadership showcase event in Hamilton

PUBLISHED :Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 3:19 PM

CPAC rings in 25 years with packed bash

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 12:45 AM

Gaining Consensus: Getting Issues Heard In The New Parliament

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Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change

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Parliamentary Calendar

Thursday , April 19 , 2018

The Liberals will hold a national convention April 19-21, 2018 in Halifax, N.S.

Monday , June 11 , 2018

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.

Thursday , August 23 , 2018

To be held in Halifax, N.S. Until Aug. 25, 2018.

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