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‘It’s obviously a farce,’ MPs to grill feds on broken promise to open up PMO, cabinet ministers’ offices to access act

Legislation on an arms trade treaty and oceans protection will also be debated in the House.

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Harder calls for independent oversight of Senators’ expenses two years after AG’s report, says current structure ‘inherently flawed’

Government Senate Representative Peter Harder says the Senate should set up an independent oversight mechanish to scrutinize the expenses of Senators. Quebec Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos, chair of the Senate's Internal Economy, bristled at the suggestion. The Hill Times file photographs

The Senate's Internal Economy Committee is looking at a variety of models that the Senate could adopt to scrutinize Senators’ expenses, says Quebec Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos, chair of Internal Economy Committee.

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Status Of Government Business

HOUSE OF COMMONS
  • S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (second reading)
  • S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health 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-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 (committee)
  • C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Act (second reading)
  • C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and the Financial Administration Act (committee)
  • 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 (second reading)
  • C-38, An Act to amend an Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking in persons) (second reading)
  • C-39, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (unconstitutional provisions) (second reading)
  • 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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    NDP MP Nathan Cullen, left, walks alongside Ontario MPP Jagmeet Singh, right, on the Hill on Sept. 20. Mr. Cullen announced that day that he had endorsed Mr. Singh in the NDP leadership race. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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    Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Tuesday , September 26 , 2017

    This event will highlight the next generation of African leaders, education access and equality, youth, gender equality, and social justice issues. Featuring Amos Odero (The MasterCard Foundation), Ahmed Osaa (Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute volunteer), Kim Samuel (McGill University professor), Violette Uwamutana (DOT Rwanda), and more. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, Aga Khan Foundation Canada, 199 Sussex Dr., Ottawa. Registration required. $12-$20. For tickets, visit eventbrite.ca/e/the-walrus-talks-africas-next-generation-ottawa-tickets-34674188431.

    Wednesday , September 27 , 2017

    The Canada Media Fund will host its second annual showcase event, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Sir John A. Macdonald Building (144 Wellington St., Ottawa). The event will feature the best of Canadian television and digital productions, including opportunities to experience new video games and virtual reality projects funded by the Canada Media Fund, and interact with the stars of top Canadian television shows. For more information, please email rsvp@summa.ca.

    Sunday , October 1 , 2017

    The first ballot results announcement will take place Oct. 1 in Toronto, and subsequent ballot results each following week until a winner is determined. A new leader will be selected no later than Oct. 15.

    Wednesday , October 4 , 2017

    On Oct. 4 and 5, 2017, the Van Horne Institute will host the 2017 Canadian Inland Ports Conference in Calgary, Alta. This conference will focus on the theme: Canada’s Ports: Gateways to Enable Trade, which will bring together experts from around the world to discuss inland ports and their importance to their local, provincial, and national economies. It will showcase five of Canada’s inland ports located across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia; as well as major Canadian ports and stakeholders. Early-bird registration before Sept. 5: $895. Registration after Sept. 5: $995. Please contact Bryndis Whitson at bwhitson@vanhorneinstitute.com or 587-430-0292 for more information. http://www.vanhorneinstitute.com/event/2017-canadian-inland-ports-conference/.

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