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Two Senators once denied Indian status fight bill so others can gain rights

Senators Lillian Dyck and Sandra Lovelace Nicholas are part of a very personal debate over Bill S-3, which has seen the House and the Senate face off over amendments that members in the Upper Chamber insist are necessary to remove sex discrimination in the Indian Act.

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Why Foreign Affairs Minister Freeland’s the top player on NAFTA talks, and Trade Minister Champagne’s not

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has the U.S. trade file as she oversees NAFTA renegotiations, while Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne has the rest of the world, one observer noted. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia and file photograph

Observers say François-Philippe Champagne has plenty on his plate with markets outside the U.S., while Chrystia Freeland is uniquely qualified to deal with NAFTA and the protectionist U.S. administration.

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Status Of Government Business

HOUSE OF COMMONS
  • 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

    Wednesday, Sept. 13

    • The House Health Committee will meet 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 415, Wellington Building, 197 Sparks St. in a televised meeting on Bill C-45, An Act Respecting Cannabis and to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code, and other Acts.

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    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May shake hands during her Sept. 18 visit to Parliament Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

    NDP leadership showcase event in Hamilton

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    CPAC rings in 25 years with packed bash

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    Gaining Consensus: Getting Issues Heard In The New Parliament

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    Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Tuesday , September 26 , 2017

    This event will highlight the next generation of African leaders, education access and equality, youth, gender equality, and social justice issues. Featuring Amos Odero (The MasterCard Foundation), Ahmed Osaa (Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute volunteer), Kim Samuel (McGill University professor), Violette Uwamutana (DOT Rwanda), and more. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, Aga Khan Foundation Canada, 199 Sussex Dr., Ottawa. Registration required. $12-$20. For tickets, visit eventbrite.ca/e/the-walrus-talks-africas-next-generation-ottawa-tickets-34674188431.

    Wednesday , September 27 , 2017

    The Canada Media Fund will host its second annual showcase event, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Sir John A. Macdonald Building (144 Wellington St., Ottawa). The event will feature the best of Canadian television and digital productions, including opportunities to experience new video games and virtual reality projects funded by the Canada Media Fund, and interact with the stars of top Canadian television shows. For more information, please email rsvp@summa.ca.

    Sunday , October 1 , 2017

    The first ballot results announcement will take place Oct. 1 in Toronto, and subsequent ballot results each following week until a winner is determined. A new leader will be selected no later than Oct. 15.

    Wednesday , October 4 , 2017

    On Oct. 4 and 5, 2017, the Van Horne Institute will host the 2017 Canadian Inland Ports Conference in Calgary, Alta. This conference will focus on the theme: Canada’s Ports: Gateways to Enable Trade, which will bring together experts from around the world to discuss inland ports and their importance to their local, provincial, and national economies. It will showcase five of Canada’s inland ports located across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia; as well as major Canadian ports and stakeholders. Early-bird registration before Sept. 5: $895. Registration after Sept. 5: $995. Please contact Bryndis Whitson at bwhitson@vanhorneinstitute.com or 587-430-0292 for more information. http://www.vanhorneinstitute.com/event/2017-canadian-inland-ports-conference/.

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