‘Serious possibility’ NAFTA revamp outlasts Trump; longer talks could help Canada, say analysts

The Trump administration's negotiating priorities for the NAFTA suggest it wants to change things, but keep everything the same, says a former Bush adviser.


High-profile conservatives organizing to shift Conservative Party to centre

New Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer could have his work cut out for him as he attempts to unify a conservative movement in Canada that includes new third-party groups aiming to push messages on either end of the conservative ideological spectrum. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Leadership contenders were among a small group that met in Toronto in June, says one person who said he was there.

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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)
  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    The House of Commons and the Senate have adjourned for the summer break. The House is scheduled to resume on Monday, Sept. 18, and the Senate is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

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    Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland was on the Hill on Aug. 14 to brief MPs on the House Trade Committee about Canada’s goals in NAFTA renegotiations, the first round of which is set to start in Washington Aug. 16 to 20. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

    Canada 150 on the Hill

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    No filters was the tone of the 2017 Press Gallery Dinner

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    Gaining Consensus: Getting Issues Heard In The New Parliament

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Wednesday , August 16 , 2017

    Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr will lead an official Canadian government delegation to Dieppe, France from Aug. 16-21, 2017, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe raid during the Second World War. The delegation will include veterans, Parliamentarians, youth, and contingent of the Canadian Armed Forces made up of units and branches involved in the raid.

    Wednesday , August 16 , 2017

    The first round of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement is set to take place starting Aug. 16 and continuing to Aug. 20 in Washington, D.C. The United States, Canada, and Mexico will take part.

    Sunday , August 27 , 2017

    The party will hold a debate in Montreal, Que. 1:30-3 p.m. Club Soda, 1225 St. Laurent Blvd. In order to vote for the leader, you need to become a member of the NDP no later than Aug. 17. Online voting begins Sept. 18 and a leader will be announced no later than Oct. 29.

    Wednesday , September 6 , 2017

    The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement. 10 a.m.

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