Why Canada has two trade ministers: trade in the age of Trump
Observers say François-Philippe Champagne has plenty on his plate with markets outside the U.S., while Chrystia Freeland is uniquely qualified to deal with NAFTA and the protectionist U.S. administration.
Public Services brings in May-Cuconato as a Phoenix ‘fixer’
Public Services and Procurement brings in Danielle May-Cuconato, a seasoned veteran and former Liberal staffer, to help fix the Phoenix pay system before the next election.
Near majority of Canadians back legal pot but it doesn’t look like a vote-getter in 2019: poll
A haze of marijuana smoke hangs over Parliament Hill on April 20, during the annual celebration of the drug on the Hill's front lawn. A new Campaign Research poll found only 15 per cent of Canadians said they would be more likely to vote Liberal because of the Trudeau government's plan to legalize recreational marijuana, while 25 per cent said it made them less likely to cast a ballot for the party. The Hill Times file photo
'We certainly see it’s not a vote-getter among Conservatives or NDP, or even Green Party [supporters],' says Campaign Research CEO Eli Yufest.
Singh has small lead in NDP leadership race, but Angus tops among small sample of party members: poll
Hill Life & People
Ex-NDP MP Peter Stoffer diagnosed with prostate cancer, says he ‘has 99 per cent chance of full recovery’
Trudeau’s divisive tax rhetoric mirrors Harper, Trump
Why one procedural change is putting asylum seekers at risk
Criticizing Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi not the answer
How reworking NAFTA will affect intellectual property in Canada
Parliamentarians were right to pass law against genetic discrimination
Insurance companies already discriminate based on lifestyle choices and family history, so why not genetics? A genome is not under your control, unlike a smoking habit or skydiving hobby.
Liberals weighing new language to fix sexist Indian Act, says Sen. Sinclair
Senators say they won't budge on removing all grounds for gender discrimination through Bill S-3, as they wait to see in what form it will return. A Quebec court gave the government until late December to legislate a solution.
Ontario: dope dealer extraordinaire
The provincial government has blocked the private sector out of the soon-to-be legal marijuana-selling business.
Public-sector expert recommends government technological overhauls be done in smaller increments
Phoenix, Shared Services, and Canada.ca are a few examples of federal government technology projects gone wrong.
Inside the Indigenous Affairs split: ‘nobody is losing their job’ during transition, feds say
Health Canada could have a big stake in the split, with a huge part of its budget tied to Indigenous health care.
Tory, Liberal Senators join chorus opposing justice minister’s drunk-driving proposal
Senators point to an already backlogged court system that they see getting worse if the blood-alcohol threshold for criminal drunk-driving charges is lowered. But advocates say it would send a strong message and change drivers’ behaviours.
Business groups target key MPs, committees in push against tax reforms
Liberal MPs are getting nervous and asking questions as the tax reform debate heats up, says the CFIB, but one MP says it’s more a matter of fighting misinformation.
Quebec’s lobbyist registry best in Canada, though all struggle in key transparency metrics: study
Only one federal or provincial lobbying registry, that of Quebec, requires lobbyists to disclose their compensation.
Intra-party, all-party caucuses multiplying
The Hill Times found more than 80 all-party and internal caucuses where MPs meet to discuss issues and sometimes try to influence policy.
All-party caucuses should make member lists public: animal rights group
The Animal Protection Party of Canada wants the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus to name its MP members who helped kill an animal rights bill last fall. Caucus co-chair Bob Zimmer said the group is searching for a scapegoat after a bad bill it liked was defeated.
Serious business, Cattlemen’s Association spreads its lobby days throughout year
Beef producers group says lobby days only work when there’s a ‘consistent’ presence.
Setting aside differences, Liberals and Tories strategized to pass dementia bill
Conservative MP Rob Nicholson was 'unusually gracious' in drafting a bill that 'takes the politics' out, and working with the opposite side: Liberal MP Rob Oliphant.
Status Of Government Business
The Week Ahead In Parliament
Wednesday, Sept. 13
- The House Health Committee will meet 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 415, Wellington Building, 197 Sparks St. in a televised meeting on Bill C-45, An Act Respecting Cannabis and to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code, and other Acts.
Photo of the week
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 8:49 AM
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May shake hands during her Sept. 18 visit to Parliament Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
CPAC rings in 25 years with packed bash
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 12:45 AM
Diplomatic Scene: Ukraine, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago party at Lansdowne
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 12:35 AM
Diplomatic Scene: Jamaica, Ecuador, Thailand host cultural celebrations
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 2:30 AM
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
Tuesday , September 26 , 2017
This event will highlight the next generation of African leaders, education access and equality, youth, gender equality, and social justice issues. Featuring Amos Odero (The MasterCard Foundation), Ahmed Osaa (Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute volunteer), Kim Samuel (McGill University professor), Violette Uwamutana (DOT Rwanda), and more. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, Aga Khan Foundation Canada, 199 Sussex Dr., Ottawa. Registration required. $12-$20. For tickets, visit eventbrite.ca/e/the-walrus-talks-africas-next-generation-ottawa-tickets-34674188431.
Wednesday , September 27 , 2017
The Canada Media Fund will host its second annual showcase event, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Sir John A. Macdonald Building (144 Wellington St., Ottawa). The event will feature the best of Canadian television and digital productions, including opportunities to experience new video games and virtual reality projects funded by the Canada Media Fund, and interact with the stars of top Canadian television shows. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Sunday , October 1 , 2017
The first ballot results announcement will take place Oct. 1 in Toronto, and subsequent ballot results each following week until a winner is determined. A new leader will be selected no later than Oct. 15.
Wednesday , October 4 , 2017
On Oct. 4 and 5, 2017, the Van Horne Institute will host the 2017 Canadian Inland Ports Conference in Calgary, Alta. This conference will focus on the theme: Canada’s Ports: Gateways to Enable Trade, which will bring together experts from around the world to discuss inland ports and their importance to their local, provincial, and national economies. It will showcase five of Canada’s inland ports located across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia; as well as major Canadian ports and stakeholders. Early-bird registration before Sept. 5: $895. Registration after Sept. 5: $995. Please contact Bryndis Whitson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 587-430-0292 for more information. http://www.vanhorneinstitute.com/event/2017-canadian-inland-ports-conference/.