‘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.
Commissioner’s report indicates much more lobbying last year
But data in recent months suggests the government is finding less time to meet with stakeholders.
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.
Nearly half of Canadians who know about Phoenix snafu say it’s hurt their image of Liberals: poll
The Liberal Party should either outright protect MPs from nomination challenges, or set a criteria for MPs to meet to avoid nomination challenges, say Liberal MPs. Meanwhile, the party says it's reaching out to MPs, party members, past candidates, and electoral district associations to come up with rules for the 2019 nomination contests.
Hill Life & People
Book on Order of Canada recipients profiles those not just desiring a better country, but working towards it
Kennedy takes bow, departs lobbying leadership position as GRIC holds summer soirée
Finance Minister Morneau recruits Revenue Minister Lebouthillier’s press secretary
‘There will never be a day when I do zero political cartoons,’ de Adder on cartooning and his surprising bestseller You Might Be From Canada If
‘A shifting and adapting identity is in our DNA’: MPs, Senators describe what it means to be Canadian
Top 10 reasons Trudeau is going to win again, you’re welcome
“The Trudeau government has passed around half the number of bills as the previous government did over similar time period. What do you make of this?”
Canada’s proposed new security oversight is a good thing
As good as CSIS, the RCMP, CSE, and others are at national security, and they are very good, everyone can benefit from oversight. Waiting this long to establish credible oversight was, ahem, an oversight by several governments. Crucially, these agencies were part of the consultative process and, based on what I have been told, are not averse to having to submit to review.
Take this from an American, Canada, your political civility and respect are noteworthy
As facetious as Question Period can get, it does not stop politicians from exhibiting cooperation and an ability to move matters forward. This is something I do not believe I would see in today’s Congress back home.
Is technological change a huge, dark cloud threatening to create a jobless society?
There is much focus these days on an innovation agenda for Canada. But innovation must apply as well to the workplace and how we ensure that all Canadians have the skills they will need to be active members of society, not marginalized and passive bystanders.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Parliament adjourned for summer, government’s controversial budget bill passed without amendment
MPs head back to their ridings for the summer barbecue circuit.
Senate likely to rise this week, not expecting new bills from House, says Independent leader McCoy
More drama for the government's budget legislation, and more squabbling over the anthem bill set the stage for the final few days.
Opposition MPs concerned by pace of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Inquiry
The inquiry has indicated it would be asking for an extension on work, with the final deadline currently set for Dec. 31, 2018.
Parliament should rewrite voting law to regulate foreign money, says elections commissioner
Comedian John Oliver made it a punchline. Now, Yves Côté says an overly broad clause barring foreign inducements should be replaced with one restricting the amount of foreign money allowed in the electoral process.
Conservatives, NDP threaten government with more than 30 hours of votes if it pushes unilaterally on House rule changes
Negotiations are ongoing between the House leaders over the government’s motion to change the rules of the House.
Reporter calls out restricted access at Liberal ‘open fundraising’ event
The party says it's providing reporters with 'unprecedented transparency and accountability' at these type of events.
‘It’s time for government to hold up their end of the bargain,’ new defence policy promises 70 per cent hike in military funding, 3,500 increase in full-time troop strength
Under new policy, Canada's defence budget rise from $17.1-billion in 2016-17 to $24.6-billion in 2026-27. That will work out to $62.3-billion in new funding over 20 years, and $553-billion in total defence spending.
Uber cranks up federal lobbying to fight requirement to charge HST
A former Ontario PC president is among the consultants Uber has hired to lobby the federal government.
An opportunity to rethink federal support for official language communities
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act in 2019, our message is this. To the government: settle the funding, then lead the public conversation needed to come to a modern, comprehensive public policy statement for official languages.
Lobbying activity dips, stakeholders have difficulty getting meetings
A lobbyist and former MP says expectations of a cabinet shuffle might be resulting in lighter meeting schedules for ministers.
Gould expected to introduce political financing bill, but critics say it won’t stop cash-for-access
Conservative MP Scott Reid said the bill doesn't deal with the main problem, 'which is that you ought not to be able to get access to decision-makers in return for cash contributions.'
Status Of Government Business
The Week Ahead In Parliament
Canadian company the Conservatives used to count leadership vote leads election tech industry on both sides of the border
Photo of the week
PUBLISHED : Monday, June 19, 2017 9:32 PM
The sun sets on the East Block courtyard on June 14, as The Hill Times hosts an end-of-sitting All Politics Party for parliamentarians, Hill staffers, academics, lobbyists, media, and more. The Hill Times photograph by Paul Lauzon.
No filters was the tone of the 2017 Press Gallery Dinner
PUBLISHED : Friday, June 9, 2017 1:14 PM
Diplomatic parties this week: Africa Day, Cuban dancing draw crowds
PUBLISHED : Friday, June 9, 2017 12:15 PM
McKenna speaks at Europe Day: this week in diplomatic parties
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:00 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
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.