Five engineers and two Toronto men say they have helped to sign up thousands of new members to oppose Leitch, O'Leary, and others.
But Conservative MP Kelly McCauley says the problem isn't Joe Friday, and Friday points to problems in the law underpinning his office's work.
A Turkish journalist’s wife and three kids are moving from place to place in Turkey for their safety. It should be easier to bring people like them to Canada, says PEN Canada.
After-hours receptions and other informal events with alcohol flowing blur lines between work and personal, which 'leaves more room for bad things to happen,' says one former staffer. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
One contributing factor is staffers are often seen as ‘dispensable and lucky to be there,’ says one ex-aide.
Public servants might think twice before straying from the government's lines when they put pen to paper, says Mel Cappe.
‘Government business has been proceeding at a snail’s pace,’ Sen. Peter Harder wrote in a recent discussion paper about improving the efficiency of Senate business.
House leaders are discussing how to proceed with proposed changes to the Standing Orders, the rules that govern MPs and how the House of Commons is run.
Debate on the federal budget resumes in the House this week, with legislation to follow. Meanwhile, opposition MPs appear unrelenting in the face of the Government’s proposed Standing Order changes.
Opposition MPs press are demanding all-party agreement and an unrushed, ‘good faith’ conversation on ideas for reform.
Conservative MPs called for the Treasury Board president to explain the delay on access to information reform to the House Ethics Committee, but were voted down by the committee's Liberal majority.
‘She is interested in what you’re saying. She wants to have a discussion. We don't always agree,’ an environmental lobbyist says of interactions with Catherine McKenna.
‘I don’t think Canada’s seen the development of a regulated industry like this in a very long time. I don’t even know what the comparison would be,’ says Edelman’s Christopher Vivone.
His predecessors have also been heavily lobbied, but Innovation Minster Bains ‘has even broader responsibilities than past Industry ministers,’ says lobbyist.
But the government was praised for programs to help indigenous and older Canadians attain post-secondary education, and for measures to bolster innovation-based industries.
‘The first thing you realize is that she actually understands the issues,’ says HealthCareCAN’s Bill Tholl on Health Minister Jane Philpott, who is a physician.
Lobbyists take note: when a passionate case for public interest gains momentum, if this is not a strong consideration in your talks with Parliamentarians, no amount of diligence and strategizing can counter it.
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A line of young women smile and take photos of Nobel Peace Prize winner and girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they pass in Centre Block's Hall of Honour before her April 12 speech to a joint session Parliament. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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Politics and the Pen, the annual fundraiser that brings together federal politicians, writers, diplomats, and notable arts and business leaders to support the Writers’ Trust’s mandate to advance and celebrate Canadian writers and writing will happen Wednesday, May 10, at the Chateau Laurier hotel. The evening will end with the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize winner for the best political book of the year. Nominees: Kamal Al-Solaylee for Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (To Everyone); Christie Blatchford for Life Sentence: Stories from Four Decades of Court Reporting – Or, How I Fell Out of Love with the Canadian Justice System (Especially Judges); Ian McKay and Jamie Swift for The Vimy Trap: Or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War; James McLeod for Turmoil, as Usual: Politics in Newfoundland and Labrador and the Road to the 2015 Election; and Noah Richler for The Candidate: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.
The award for the best public policy book by a Canadian will be announced in Toronto at the Donner Prize’s Gala evening. The Donner Prize encourages and celebrates excellence in public policy writing by Canadians and the winner receives $50,000 while the other nominated authors receive $7,500. The shortlist will be announced in April and the winner will be proclaimed at a gala dinner on Monday, May 15. Last year’s winner was Donald Savoie’s What Is Government Good At? A Canadian Answer. For more information, contact the Donner Prize manager Sherry Naylor at 416-368-8253 or email@example.com.
The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement. 10 a.m.
The Conservatives will elect their next leader on May 27, 2017. The party is urging Conservative Party members to buy memberships or renew them in order to vote. For more information, contact Cory Hann, director of communications, Conservative Party of Canada, at 613-697-5614.