Shared Services likely to become ‘money pit,’ says Canada’s former chief statistician who quit two weeks ago


Wayne Smith, who resigned from Statistics Canada this month, says Shared Services' impediment on Statistics Canada’s mandate is being wrongly dismissed by top bureaucrats who have convinced the current government to push ahead.

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PMO relocation expenses show need for reimbursement caps, say critics

PMO chief of staff Katie Telford and principal secretary Gerald Butts have given back a portion of their moving-expense reimbursements that caused controversy last week. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright


Still, CTF president Aaron Wudrick gives credit to Gerald Butts and Katie Telford for giving back some of their reimbursements.


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  • C-4, An Act to Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act, and the Income Tax Act (report stage)
  • 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)
  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    The bill at the centre of debate in the House of Commons for most of this week—Bill C-22, the government’s proposed legislation to create a National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians—comes with sizeable pay bumps for those selected to be on it. The bill, currently at second reading, was introduced just ahead of MPs fleeing Parliament for the summer, and is being sponsored by Government House Leader Bardish Chagger (Waterloo, Ont.). The government has dedicated three days of debate to it in the House this week—Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday—in hopes of passing it at second reading and getting it off to the Public Safety and National Security Committee by the end of the week.

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    PUBLISHED : Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 3:15 PM

    The funeral for longtime Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger was held on Saturday, August 27 in the packed-out Notre-Dame Cathedral in Ottawa. Mr. Bélanger served as an MP for more than 20 years, but his life was cut short after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's Disease, a little more than nine months ago. He was perhaps best known for his work to change the lyrics of Canada's national anthem to make it gender-neutral. (The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia) The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Tuesday , September 27 , 2016

    The International Civil Aviation Organization, a UN specialized agency headquartered in Montreal, will host its 39th triennial assembly. ICAO's 191 member states and a large number of international organizations are invited to the assembly, which establishes the organization’s worldwide policy. ICAO headquarters, 999 Robert-Bourassa Blvd., Montreal. Until Oct. 7.

    Tuesday , September 27 , 2016

    The Senate is expected to resume sitting on Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. The Senate adjourned June 22.

    Wednesday , September 28 , 2016

    A global forum for young leaders (18 to 30) from over 190 countries, the annual summit allows delegates to network with peers, share ideas and develop solutions to address urgent global issues, Sept. 28–Oct. 1, Shaw Centre, Ottawa.

    Thursday , September 29 , 2016

    The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering presents a talk, Living with Forest Fires: Lessons from Fort McMurray, with Mike Flannigan, University of Alberta. Sept. 29, 7:30 a.m. Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre Block. No charge to MPs, Senators, and media. All others, $25. Pre-registration required by Mon., Sept. 26 by contacting Donna Boag, PAGSE or call 613-991-6369.

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