Palestinians want diplomatic status upgrade
While the NDP support it, the governing Liberals and opposition Conservatives are cool to the idea.
Saudis reject Dion’s demand to release Raif Badawi to join family in Canada
'If we asked Canada to send...a Canadian citizen, in Canadian jail, to Saudi Arabia, do you accept that?' the Saudi ambassador asks.
Trudeau holds to Senate reform pledge; no bagmen, backroomers in appointment recommendations
Diane Griffin, a PEI leader of advocacy for conservation of natural areas, was one of nine new Senators nominated today. Photograph courtesy of Nature Conservancy of Canada
Women make up the majority of the nine new Senators, who are well-known volunteers, advocates, and community leaders within various fields.
More immigrants won’t come cheap, says McCallum, as government advisers, Tory leadership hopeful call for uptick
Hill Life & People
End of honeymoon with labour could force Trudeau to step up game as PM: academic
Wilson-Raybould hires policy adviser who represented Ontario’s first person granted doctor-assisted death
Canada must show up for a nuclear weapons ban negotiation
Behind the consular curtain
The home team is winning in Iraq, but what happens after the fight?
Canada’s safety record compares well with others, but its skies aren’t risk-free
Decision on expanding foreign ownership cap for airliners expected in November, says Jetlines CEO
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
Opposition says government agenda ‘light’ this fall, considering ambitious campaign promises
The government, however, says more bills are coming before the end of the month, and points to no shortage of issues to debate in the House
Information czar disappointed by Brison’s response on updating Access Act
Brison’s office says, ‘Nothing’s changed in terms of our commitments’ to reforming the Access to Information law.
Liberal MP Arya tables hate crimes private member’s bill
The bill would make it an offence to cause mischief to a property used primarily for religious worship, educational institution, sports or cultural centre, or a seniors’ residence because of bias, prejudice, or hate based on religion, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Justice Committee calls on Wilson-Raybould to clean up ‘hodgepodge’ Criminal Code
In a letter sent to the Justice minister, committee members signalled interest in helping her remove outdated, unconstitutional clauses in the law, parallel to a newly underway justice system review.
Lobbying activity jumps in September, environment most lobbied subject
Climate showed up in 104 communication reports in September, up more than 5,000 per cent from two years earlier.
How to make lobby days more effective
Old-fashioned lobbying uses the number of meetings or number of MPs attending a reception as the measurement of success. That won’t cut it in 2016.
Whistleblower who helped U.S. recover $5-billion in taxes wants to help Canada too
Bradley Birkenfeld told The Hill Times that he'd be happy to provide valuable information with documents that could help Canadian authorities recover unpaid federal taxes in offshore accounts. It's estimated that Revenue Canada is losing about $8-billion in lost taxes from offshore bank accounts each year.
Newspapers seek federal help, major lobbying push made in recent months
More federal advertising, better access to the Canada Periodical Fund, and stronger copyright laws are among the things the newspaper industry wants.
Status Of Government Business
The Week Ahead In Parliament
Photo of the week
PUBLISHED : Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 2:14 PM
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Spain hosts lavish lunch, Chile shows off colourful flair: Diplomatic parties, Oct. 19, 2016
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 12:00 AM
Remembering Jim Prentice (1956-2016): in pictures
PUBLISHED : Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 12:47 PM
Terry Milewski’s farewell shindig: Oct. 5, 2016
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 1:11 PM
When it comes to medical tests and treatments, more is not always better
PUBLISHED : Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 9:39 PM
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
Friday , October 28 , 2016
KANO—In 1928 Japanese-occupied Taiwan, teachers at the Chiayi Agriculture and Forestry Public School (KANO) work to develop local agricultural potential. To improve the physique of students, the school forms a baseball team. The group is at first an undisciplined ragtag bunch, but when the team is taken over by Hyotaro Kondo, once the most promising coach in Japanese baseball, something amazing takes place. Presented by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Film Institute. Fri., Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. complimentary reception, 7 p.m. screening. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, 9376 University Dr., Ottawa. In mandarin Chinese with English subtitles. Free.
Friday , October 28 , 2016
In 1928 Japanese-occupied Taiwan, teachers at the Chiayi Agriculture and Forestry Public School (KANO) work to develop local agricultural potential. To improve the physique of students, the school forms a baseball team. The group is at first an undisciplined ragtag bunch, but when the team is taken over by Hyotaro Kondo, once the most promising coach in Japanese baseball, something amazing takes place. Presented by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Film Institute. Fri., Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. complimentary reception, 7 p.m. screening. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, 9376 University Dr., Ottawa. In mandarin Chinese with English subtitles. Free.
Tuesday , November 1 , 2016
This year’s team, Innovation and Investment: Building for the Future, will be hosted by the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers and the Railway Association of Canada, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., followed by a networking reception where participants will meet MPs, suppliers, and railway representatives. Continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be served. Early bird registration before Oct. 1: members and government officials $350 and non-members $450. Registration after Oct. 1 for members and government offiicals $450 and non-members $550. Please contact Lynn Raby at email@example.com or 613-237-3888.
Tuesday , November 1 , 2016
Telefilm Canada and Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly, in partnership with private and public partners, are bringing Movie Nights on the Hill on tour across the country in 2017. In conjunction with Canada 150, and in celebrating Telefilm Canada’s 50th anniversary and its Talent Fund’s fifth birthday, Movie Nights Across Canada is poised to be the country’s most exciting, coast-to-coast celebration of homegrown talent, creativity and excellence in Canadian film. The launch of the series of events is happening in Ottawa at the foot of Parliament Hill on Nov. 1 in the soon-to-be-renovated Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre.