Harper’s Conservative Party fundraising role appears unprecedented, expected to mobilize base


Political parties are already fundraising with a view to the next federal election in 2019.


New National Security Oversight committee likely to cost more than any other House or Senate security committees

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale introduced the legislation to create the Special National Security Oversight Committee, but it will report directly to the prime minister. The Hill Time photograph by Jake Wright


The National Security Oversight Committee, which was promised by the Liberals in the last election campaign, will be the first of its kind in Canada. But opposition critics say it's off to a rocky start.

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• 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, Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act, and others (consideration of amendments made by the Senate) • C-12, An Act to Amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act (second reading)

The Week Ahead In Parliament

The House is adjourned until Jan. 30, 2017. The House is scheduled to sit weekdays for four straight weeks until Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, before taking a constituency week. The House sits again Monday, March 6-10; it breaks for a week; returns March 20 for a week; breaks March 27-31; it resumes sitting April 3-14; breaks for two weeks, April 17-April 28; returns Monday, May 1 and sits for two weeks; breaks May 15 to May 26; returns May 29 and is scheduled to sit weekdays for four straight weeks until June 23. The Senate is scheduled to adjourn on Dec. 23, and will return on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

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Governor General David Johnston, new Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Rideau Hall on January 10 during the swearing-in ceremonies for the ministers involved in a significant cabinet shuffle. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

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Parliamentary Calendar

Monday , January 23 , 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hold a cabinet retreat in Calgary, Alta., from Jan. 23-24. The PMO says the cabinet will discuss how to build on his government’s accomplishments in 2016 and how to continue creating good, middle-class jobs. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.

Tuesday , January 24 , 2017

The Trump Presidency and What It Means for Canada-U.S. Relations and Global Affairs, The Rideau Club, 99 Bank St., 15th floor, Jan. 24, 12 noon-2 p.m. Policy editor L. Ian MacDonald in conversation with Policy columnist Don Newman; Meredith Lilly, Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs, Carleton University; Earnscliffe Strategy Group principal Yaroslav Baran; and Michael Coates, Global vice chair and former CEO for the Americas, H+K Strategies. Table of 8 are $1,000, ½ tables are $500. Information, or 514-943-3868.

Wednesday , January 25 , 2017

Model Parliament, begins on Wed., Jan. 25 and runs to Jan. 27, University of Ottawa, Ottawa.

Monday , January 30 , 2017

The House resumes sitting on Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, after a six-week break. It’s scheduled to sit from Jan. 30 to Feb. 24. It breaks for one week, Feb. 27 to March 3 and returns March 6 to 10. It breaks for one week, March 13 to 17, and returns for one week, March 20 to 24.

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