Jagmeet Singh positions himself as ‘growth candidate,’ makes gains in vote-rich B.C., as rivals attack
The Singh campaign opened a B.C. office last week and has a 'targeted campaign' in Quebec.
Still on cabinet leave, Judy Foote resumes public appearances in home province
Public Services Minister Judy Foote has been on leave since April, though has resumed making public appearances in her Newfoundland riding in the past weeks.
Alberta Tory MPs lining up behind Kenney in provincial leadership race
Jason Kenney served as the MP for Calgary Midnapore and Calgary Southeast for 19 years before leaving Parliament last year to pursue the leadership of Alberta's Progressive Conservative Party, the beginning of a bid to unite the province's two conservative parties. Mr. Kenney's next test is to try and win the Oct. 28 election of the first leader of the new United Conservative Party. He's set to compete against former federal caucus-mate and provincial Wildrose leader Brian Jean. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Federal Conservatives point to the ex-minister’s fundraising skills and his drive to unite the right as reasons for supporting him.
Indigenous ministry proposed ‘nuanced interpretation’ of Liberal election promise to enact UN rights treaty
Hill Life & People
Capturing the capital city: an architectural historian pens a keepsake collection
Free trade with China a major challenge for Trudeau
Is CSIS a den of racism and Islamophobia? No, but…
U.S. demand for major changes to NAFTA big implications for our economy, negotiations will be difficult
Striking the ‘delicate balance’ again
Why we should recognize Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day in Ontario
Passing Bill 79 is about teaching Ontarians the truth and about ensuring our province remains a leader when it comes to standing up against injustice and promoting human rights.
Canada has opportunity to ‘turn climate action into a competitive advantage,’ says natural resources minister
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says investments by Ottawa and bold efforts to encourage the growth of clean energy technologies will put Canada on the path to become a powerhouse in the emerging low-carbon economy.
Meet NDP MP Don Davies, the MP with the most private members’ bills introduced in the House and zero chance of passing one
He's No. 221 on the priority list to advance any of his 16 private members' bills in this Parliament, but NDP MP Don Davies knows the drill. It's the bigger purpose that counts.
Secretive House board poised to go public, remains to be seen how open it will be
Former House clerk Thomas Hall questions whether discussions at the Board of Internal Economy would be protected by parliamentary privilege.
Liberal Senator urges colleagues to stand up against government pressure on voting decisions
There are mixed opinions among Senators on whether there was anything wrong with cabinet ministers and MPs showing up at the Senate before a vote on the budget bill.
Government House Leader Chagger says she ‘misremembered’ her presence in Senate the night of key budget vote
Her office chalks it up to a busy run-up to the House's adjournment, but Conservative Senators say there’s more to it.
Lobbyists, think twice about perception of undue influence
Lobbyists and political parties should be more proactive about warding off influence scandals before they occur.
How 63 lobby groups landed meetings with the PM
Data shows Justin Trudeau, like his government, is meeting with many more groups than his predecessor Stephen Harper.
Pro-bono lobbying group grows as it fills ‘gap’ for nonprofits
The organization has almost doubled the number of its volunteers and clients in the last year, and has expanded to Toronto.
Duncan not yet committing to $1.3-billion funding called for in sweeping Naylor report
The Science minister says next year’s budget is likely where funding decisions related to scientific research will be revealed.
EBay uses NAFTA angle in lobbying for wider import-duty loophole
Canada doesn’t apply sales taxes or duties on imported purchases of $20 or less. That threshold is much higher in other countries, such as the U.S. where it’s US$800.
Commissioner’s report indicates much more lobbying last year
But data in recent months suggests the government is finding less time to meet with stakeholders.
Status Of Government Business
The Week Ahead In Parliament
Liberals and NDP come together for Cree signing ceremony; Ambrose adds to her post-politics resumé
Photo of the week
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Former astronaut Julie Payette walks to a press conference July 13 in the Senate foyer when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced she would be the next governor general of Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Canada 150 on the Hill
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, July 5, 2017 12:00 AM
No filters was the tone of the 2017 Press Gallery Dinner
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Diplomatic parties this week: Africa Day, Cuban dancing draw crowds
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When it comes to medical tests and treatments, more is not always better
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Gaining Consensus: Getting Issues Heard In The New Parliament
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Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change
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Saturday , July 29 , 2017
The Honda Celebration of Light is one of Vancouver’s largest festivals, attracting 1.4 million people to food, music, and fireworks. The fireworks happen Saturday, July 29 (Japan), Wednesday, Aug. 2 (United Kingdom), and Saturday, Aug. 5 (Canada).
Wednesday , August 2 , 2017
On Aug. 2, Statistics Canada will release data from the 2016 census on families, households, marital status, and language, for Canada, its provinces and territories, municipalities, and many more detailed levels of geography. A media lock-up will be held 12 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. EST. Reporters are asked to confirm their presence by contacting Statistics Canada’s Media Hot Line at 613-951-4636, by July 11.
Wednesday , August 2 , 2017
The party will hold a debate in Victoria, B.C. 6-8 p.m. Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St. In order to vote for the leader, you need to become a member of the NDP no later than Aug. 17. Online voting begins Sept. 18 and a leader will be announced no later than Oct. 29. ndp.ca/event-rsvp/4jwm4.
Saturday , August 5 , 2017
The Ottawa River near Parliament will feature some of the world’s greatest pyrotechnic artists every Wednesday and Saturday night from Aug. 5 to 19 during the Casino Lac-Leamy Sound of Light display. Canadian Museum of History. feux.qc.ca/home.