Conservative Party must be transparent about fraudulent memberships or it will ‘undercut credibility of outcome,’ says Kent
'Nothing wrong will happen under my watch,' Conservative Party's Dustin Van Vugt tells Conservative MP Bob Saroya.
Three former judges, two lawyers to decide political future of embattled Sen. Meredith
All members of the Senate's Ethics Committee are 'beyond reproach' and will not play politics with this issue, says Liberal Sen. George Baker
Opposition parties say their ongoing filibuster a protest against Liberals’ ‘political thuggery’
Liberal MPs Nick Whalen, left, and Scott Simms at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee meeting on Wednesday night, March 22, 2017. The opposition MPs on the House Affairs Committee filibustered for about 38 hours last week and plan to continue delay the study of the government's discussion paper on sweeping changes to the House rules next week when the House returns.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
'It’s so important that you’ve got the NDP and the Conservatives arm in arm, singing Kumbaya, and nothing right now is going to phase us from continuing this fight,' says the NDP's David Christopherson.
Hill Life & People
Poor journalism proved costly to Andrew Potter
Why are we still talking about Trudeau’s Christmas vacation this close to Easter?
CRA for the wealthy, and CRA for the rest of us
This is a tragic illustration of the growing inequality in our country: families who are struggling to make ends meet are being made to go to ridiculous lengths to prove and reprove their eligibility, yet millionaires who wilfully defraud the government are given a free pass.
Is Wood Buffalo National Park’s world heritage status in jeopardy?
A significant implication of the report is that Canada is given a single chance to implement 17 recommendations to avoid having WBNP placed on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger, a significant international black eye.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Opposition MPs filibuster House Affairs Committee over Trudeau government’s ‘despicable attempt’ to change way House works
Members of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee are in the in midst of a filibuster spurred by the opposition and prolonged by the government over voting on the Liberal motion to expedite the study on changes to the House rules.
Amid death threats and hate over her anti-Islamophobia motion, Liberal MP Khalid takes the high road
A month after M-103 was first debated in the House setting off a storm of reaction across the country, police are still patrolling her Mississauga-Erin Mills riding office, but Liberal MP Iqra Khalid is trying to focus on the positive responses she's received too. The motion is scheduled for a second hour of debate on March 21 and will likely pass shortly after.
A guide for Canadian business: five keys to navigating Trump’s agenda
In a sense, Trump is an independent candidate who won the presidency through the vehicle of the Republican Party. His 'independent' base starts with his 25 million Twitter followers.
New bill to slay ‘zombie laws,’ but critics say marijuana, judge appointments should be top priority
‘They should start focusing on the issues that are before Parliament now that will better protect innocent people and victims and make the judicial system work,’ says Conservative justice critic Nicholson.
Thinking outside the lab
It’s time for Canada to think outside the lab—and invest more in public health and the research that supports it.
Health Accord, opioids, assisted dying, and more keep lobbyists focused on Philpott
‘The first thing you realize is that she actually understands the issues,’ says HealthCareCAN’s Bill Tholl on Health Minister Jane Philpott, who is a physician.
Bill S-201 and the power of the values question
Lobbyists take note: when a passionate case for public interest gains momentum, if this is not a strong consideration in your talks with Parliamentarians, no amount of diligence and strategizing can counter it.
Lobbying the money man: Morneau draws interest from wide range of government-relations practitioners
Banks, universities, airports, and energy companies are among the groups that have had lobbied Bill Morneau since he became Finance minister.
Trudeau lobbied by universities during his cross-country tour
‘Let’s not forget, the guy is a teacher,’ says Don Boudria.
Hate and terrorism, one and the same?
To somehow claim that all incidences of hate speech are tied to potential acts of serious violence is inaccurate. I am not suggesting that we do nothing about hate speech, just that we take action that both respects our freedoms and challenges the combination of prejudice, 'alternative facts' and specious arguments made by the haters.
The Hill Times’ Top 100 Lobbyists: elite players know how to ‘align interests’ with government
There are 5,500 lobbyists registered to lobby the federal government, but 100 are the tops.
Status Of Government Business
The Week Ahead In Parliament
Thursday, March 23The House Foreign Affairs and Development Committee will meet at 8:45 a.m. in room 415, Wellington Building to discuss the situation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 25 years after the end of the Cold War. It will hear from officials from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and Edgars Rinkevics, the foreign minister of Latvia. The meeting will be televised. The House Government Operations and Estimates Committee will meet at 8:45 a.m. in room 315, Wellington Building to continue its review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act. It will hear from officials from the Public Servants Disclosure Tribunal and the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada, including commissioner Joe Friday.
Photo of the week
PUBLISHED : Monday, March 27, 2017 2:59 PM
Behind the scenes of budget day 2017: A sound technician prepares Finance Minister Bill Morneau to speak about the release of the 2017 federal budget on March 22. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade.
Inside the media’s budget lock-up 2017, in pictures
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:06 PM
Diplomatic parties this week: Nordic-Baltic states celebrate the last of Ottawa’s winter
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:00 AM
Diplomats celebrate International Women’s Day
PUBLISHED : Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:15 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 , March 28 , 2017
Should Canadians be ashamed of their country’s history? Jack Granatstein and Noah Richler will hash out that question as part of another Great Canadian Debate, 7 p.m. March 28, at the Barney Danson Theatre, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl. in Ottawa. To buy tickets, visit macdonaldlaurier.ca.
Tuesday , March 28 , 2017
Veterans and their families are invited to hear more about Veterans Affairs benefits and Veterans Review and Appeal Board hearings. Organized by 5P Legal Services. Tuesday, March 28, 1:30 p.m. Free. Unit 3, 158A McArthur Ave. (Chateau Vanier), Ottawa. Free parking, accessible venue. For more info: 613-729-9983.
Tuesday , March 28 , 2017
This public lecture will feature Ambassador of Argentina Marcelo Suárez Salvia. Tuesday, March 28, 5:30 p.m. Carleton University campus, Senate Board Room, 6th floor, Robertson Hall (room 608). A reception will follow in room 617. Limited seating. RSVP by March 27 to: ambassador-argentina.eventbrite.com.
Thursday , March 30 , 2017
Ikebana International Ottawa Centennial Chapter 120 will present its annual Ikebana Exhibition from March 30 to April 2 at the Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St., Ottawa. Entry to the exhibition included in regular museum admission.