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‘We’ll see more,’ Senate dynamics shift again as Greene becomes Independent, Alberta Senator predicts more caucuses to form

By ABBAS RANA

Sen. Stephen Greene will stay on as Nova Scotia chair of Maxime Bernier’s Conservative leadership campaign.

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Conservatives say leadership ‘wide open’ and ‘excited’ about party renewal, first leadership convention in 13 years

Conservative leadership candidates Maxime Bernier, Andrew Scheer, Erin O'Toole, Lisa Raitt, and Andrew Saxton. About 2,000 Conservatives are expected to attend this week's leadership convention in Toronto. The winner of the leadership contest will be announced on Saturday, May 27. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By ABBAS RANA

About 2,000 Conservatives are expected to attend the party's leadership convention this weekend.

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Status Of Government Business

HOUSE OF COMMONS
  • S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (second reading)
  • C-5, An Act to Repeal Division 20 of Part 3 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 (second reading)
  • C-6, An Act to Amend the Citizenship Act (consideration of amendments made by the Senate)
  • C-12, An Act to Amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act (second reading)
  • C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (second reading)
  • C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Act (second reading)
  • C-23, Preclearance Act (committee)
  • C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and the Financial Administration Act (second reading)
  • C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, Canada Cooperatives Act, Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, and Competition Act (report stage)
  • 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)
  • C-32, An Act related to the repeal of section 159 of the Criminal Code (second reading)
  • C-33, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (second reading)
  • C-34, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act and other Acts (second reading)
  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    Both the House of Commons and Senate are not sitting this week. Both chambers are scheduled to resume sitting on Monday, May 1 (though the Senate’s first firm sitting day is Tuesday, May 2).  

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    Photo of the week

    Photo of the Week

    PUBLISHED : Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:32 AM

    Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose announced on the morning of May 16 that she will resign her seat in the House when it breaks in June for summer recess. Ms. Ambrose will be joining Washington-based think tank the Wilson Centre as a visiting fellow. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

    Diplomatic parties this week: Poland celebrates at Lansdowne

    PUBLISHED : Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

    In pictures: MPs respond to Ontario, Quebec flooding

    PUBLISHED : Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

    Gaining Consensus: Getting Issues Heard In The New Parliament

    PUBLISHED : Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 2:09 PM

    Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change

    PUBLISHED : Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 11:52 AM

    Parliamentary Calendar

    Monday , May 22 , 2017

    The House is not sitting this week, May 22-May 26, but resumes sitting on Monday, May 29, and will sit every weekday from May 29 to June 23, but the House could adjourn earlier.

    Wednesday , May 24 , 2017

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

    Thursday , May 25 , 2017

    The Canadian Federation of University of Women’s Diplomatic Hospitality Group in Ottawa invites diplomats, their spouses/partners, and their families to this event, with the theme Historic Ottawa. It will feature a visit to the Billings Estate Historic Site, 2100 Cabot St., Ottawa. 10 a.m.-noon. A nominal fee will be charged to help cover costs.

    Thursday , May 25 , 2017

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Brussels, Belgium, to participate in the NATO Leaders’ Meeting on May 25. Following the NATO meeting, he will visit Taormina, Italy, from May 26 to 27, to participate in the 43rd G7 Leaders’ Summit. He will then go to Rome and Vatican City. It will be his first official visit to Italy. In Vatican City, he will have an audience with Pope Francis for the first time. For more information, news media members may call PMO Media Relations, 613-957-5555.

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