Electoral Reform Committee report almost in works, but PM comments cast shadow
Based on comments last week, it seems unlikely the committee will recommend adopting either online or mandatory voting in Canada.
Bloc Leader Fortin to test Supreme Court nominee Rowe’s proficiency in French
Opposition parties are describing the 90 minute Q&A session with Malcolm Rowe “a PR stunt” and “a show.”
Liberals, Conservatives reach deal to resettle persecuted Yazidis ahead of vote
Nadia Murad, right, a Yazidi advocate and survivor of ISIS enslavement, helped Conservative MP Michelle Rempel, left, to campaign for Canada's government to prioritize the resettlement of displaced Yazidis over the past several months. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
The NDP immigration critic is calling for the resettlement of 3,000-plus members of the Iraqi religious and ethnic minority immediately, after the government and Conservative critic reached a deal to deem them a priority.
Morneau tightens mortgage requirements, Liberal MPs concerned new rules will shut out first-time homebuyers
Opposition says government agenda ‘light’ this fall, considering ambitious campaign promises
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
What’s up with all the Islamophobia?
Islamophobia goes against the grain of the great Canadian experiment, one that is the envy of the world; it undermines those who can make a significant contribution to our society; and, if left to fester, it can lead to some pretty scary scenarios and history tells us that fear and hatred can foster unspeakable horror (the Holocaust is one example). We as Canadians and as global citizens have a duty to stand up to this open sore in our midst.
A Friday to remember: Surprise Wallonia defence hurts Canada’s chances of clinching historic CETA victory
Canadian exporters will need to base their European strategy on the fact that things will never be the same. Every company with interests in these markets will need to assess the impacts of CETA, Brexit, and the outcome of the U.S. election on their commercial operations and overall international strategy. If you haven’t done this already; your competitors have.
Presidential race could be a satire of a woman’s run for highest political office in the world
Seismic testing controversy in North set for Supreme Court
The North is critical to unlocking Canada’s full potential
I sincerely hope that the Liberal government will continue the work done by the previous Conservative government to emphasize the economic and social opportunities that come with resource development.
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plain packaging lobbying persists as Liberals promise new tobacco rules
Mandatory plain packaging is 'definitely going to happen,' says the parliamentary secretary for health.
Ag Minister MacAulay ‘not one bit concerned’ by international trade challenge threat
‘I never was very big on threats,’ says MacAulay, responding to dairy lobby groups in the U.S. and elsewhere criticizing Canada for a proposed Canadian dairy industry pact they say would flout global trade rules.
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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
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Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change
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