Trade and Foreign Affairs

Palestinians want diplomatic status upgrade


While the NDP support it, the governing Liberals and opposition Conservatives are cool to the idea.

Senate Appointments

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.

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Status Of Government Business

  • C-5, An Act to Repeal Division 20 of Part 3 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 (second reading)
  • C-7, An Act to Amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts, and to provide for certain other measures (consideration of amendments made by the Senate)
  • C-12, An Act to Amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (second reading)
  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    This week, the House National Defence Committee will hear from the Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, and the House Committee on Canadian Heritage will hear from Minister of Sport Carla Qualtrough as they study Canadian women and girls in sport. The House Committee on Official Languages delivers its annual report, and Bob Rae is to go before the House Committee on Natural Resources. Wednesday, Oct. 26

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Thursday , October 27 , 2016

    European Union and Canadian leaders are scheduled to meet in Brussels, Belgium. The EU Commission sees this “as the occasion to confirm tangible progress on the lifting of the visa requirement for Bulgarian and Romanian citizens.” The two sides are also expected to sign the EU-Canada trade deal CETA. Until Oct. 28.

    Thursday , October 27 , 2016

    The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering presents a talk, The great biodiversity challenge: Conserving nature through a century of unprecedented change, with Jeremy Kerr, University of Ottawa. Thurs., Oct. 27, 7:30 a.m. Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre Block. No charge to MPs, Senators, and media. All others, $25. Pre-registration required by Mon., Oct. 24 by contacting Donna Boag, PAGSE or call 613-991-6369.

    Thursday , October 27 , 2016

    Deepak Obhrai, Member of Parliament for Calgary Forest Lawn, together with Hindu temples from across Canada, will host the 16th National Diwali Celebration on Parliament Hill. Oct. 27. 6 p.m. Sir John A. Macdonald Building, 144 Wellington St., Ottawa. Email/phone and full name required for registration. ID needed for security check. For more information, contact: Biju George, 613-761-3219. For registration: Hunsdeep Rangar (media coordinator,, Asha Mehta (, Monica Gupta (

    Thursday , October 27 , 2016

    Join the Canadian Club of Ottawa for a special luncheon that dives into the world of cyber attacks. See a simulation and learn how these attacks occur, how they work and what you need to know about security in the digital space. Featuring the director of intelligence at Palo Alto Networks, Erik Yunghans, who will lead attendees through the anatomy of a cyber attack and the critical information we need to know about the evolving nature of our digital world. Thursday, Oct. 27, Ballroom, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., 12 noon-2 p.m., event ticket: $60 and corporate tables $550. Purchase tickets at

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