‘If you keep your door open long enough, people will walk through it’: Chagger


Government House Leader Bardish Chagger talks about the Senate, balancing two cabinet portfolios, and a prorogation.


Trudeau says Senate reform is ‘on the right track,’ blames Conservative Senators for delays

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking with reporters at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 27. Mr. Trudeau took about 20 questions from members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery on a variety of topics, including Senate reform. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright


The government is 'stymied ... by a block of partisan Conservatives who vote against the government every chance they can': PM.

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Status Of Government Business

  • S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (second reading)
  • S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act (second reading)
  • 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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    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

    Friday , July 7 , 2017

    Germany holds the G20 presidency in 2017 and will host the Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg on July 7 and 8. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is likely to attend.

    Wednesday , July 12 , 2017

    The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement as well as publish its quarterly Monetary Policy Report. 10 a.m.

    Wednesday , September 6 , 2017

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

    Sunday , September 17 , 2017

    Leadership candidates will have one last chance to pitch to voters before voting begins tomorrow. Toronto, Ont.

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