Shared Services likely to become ‘money pit,’ says Canada’s former chief statistician who quit two weeks ago
Wayne Smith, who resigned from Statistics Canada this month, says Shared Services' impediment on Statistics Canada’s mandate is being wrongly dismissed by top bureaucrats who have convinced the current government to push ahead.
Harper government ‘messed up’ jet-replacement process, that’s why things are slow: Sajjan
'We should have replaced our fighters a long time ago, and now we’re dealing with another potential capability gap for our air force,' says Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.
A month after Bélanger’s death, potential Liberal candidates for Ottawa-Vanier riding waiting to see if widow runs
Ottawa city councillor Mathieu Fleury, former Liberal MP Francis LeBlanc, and communications consultant Mona Fortier are considering running for Liberal nomination in Ottawa-Vanier.
PMO relocation expenses show need for reimbursement caps, say critics
PMO chief of staff Katie Telford and principal secretary Gerald Butts have given back a portion of their moving-expense reimbursements that caused controversy last week. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Still, CTF president Aaron Wudrick gives credit to Gerald Butts and Katie Telford for giving back some of their reimbursements.
‘I’m a free agent,’ Bélanger leaves Hill after almost two decades as NDP staff restructure
Hill Life & People
You are getting sleepy, very sleepy—every time Trudeau speechifies
It’s time for a commission of inquiry on Afghan detainees
Eyes wide shut: Senate report on aquaculture
The Senate committee's three-volume report presents no evidence that the aquaculture industry is over-regulated compared to other resource sectors such as forestry, mining and livestock operations. According to reports from DFO and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, federal aquaculture regulations (12 acts) are on par with regulations for other types of livestock operations (12 acts) in Canada.
Keeping the peace in an ever more unstable global security climate has been easier said than done
Responding solely with military force in Europe, we risk a dangerous re-emergence of a Cold War. And so New Democrats remain concerned that the plan put forward by the new Liberal government for troop deployment to Europe is yet another one-dimensional response on the part of Canada, and one that has not yet been fully explained to Canadians.
Leave Navigation Protection Act ‘as is,’ say municipalities
The Liberals are feeling pressure from environmental groups to immediately restore the protections eliminated under the Harper government.
Senators’ bills on fentanyl production, genetic testing, seal products slated for House this fall
The first three Senate public bills to pass into the House all have strong government support.
Feds reviewing inland refugee system, under pressure to scrap ‘safe countries’ list
Government officials got an earful from refugee groups about the Designated Countries of Origin system, which it has pledged to keep with some changes.
Universities emerge as biggest lobbyists in August, according to registry
Government consultations on economy, innovation, and science are cited as driving up lobbying by academic institutions last month.
‘This is not exactly the Pentagon Papers’: Lobbyists voice concern over ethics commissioner’s ruling on gifts
Government relations practitioners call for a higher bar in determining what constitutes buying influence.
Ex-PMO aide Bruce Carson’s conviction for illegal lobbying sheds light on disclosure rules
Bruce Carson is only the second individual convicted after a trial with violating the 2008 Lobbying Act.
How the universities lobby got $1-billion-plus from the feds
The Canada First Research Excellence fund started as an idea thrown around by a few university presidents.
Status Of Government Business
The Week Ahead In Parliament
Photo of the week
PUBLISHED : Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 3:15 PM
The funeral for longtime Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger was held on Saturday, August 27 in the packed-out Notre-Dame Cathedral in Ottawa. Mr. Bélanger served as an MP for more than 20 years, but his life was cut short after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's Disease, a little more than nine months ago. He was perhaps best known for his work to change the lyrics of Canada's national anthem to make it gender-neutral. (The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia) The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia
Mexico hosts a fun fiesta, China bids farewell to ambassador
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 12:00 AM
Navy chief honours Colin Robertson, Slovakia hosts national day
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 12:00 AM
Diplomatic events this week: Thai ambassador in a tug of war
PUBLISHED : Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 9:11 PM
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 , September 27 , 2016
The International Civil Aviation Organization, a UN specialized agency headquartered in Montreal, will host its 39th triennial assembly. ICAO's 191 member states and a large number of international organizations are invited to the assembly, which establishes the organization’s worldwide policy. ICAO headquarters, 999 Robert-Bourassa Blvd., Montreal. Until Oct. 7.
Tuesday , September 27 , 2016
The Senate is expected to resume sitting on Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. The Senate adjourned June 22.
Wednesday , September 28 , 2016
A global forum for young leaders (18 to 30) from over 190 countries, the annual summit allows delegates to network with peers, share ideas and develop solutions to address urgent global issues, Sept. 28–Oct. 1, Shaw Centre, Ottawa.
Thursday , September 29 , 2016
The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering presents a talk, Living with Forest Fires: Lessons from Fort McMurray, with Mike Flannigan, University of Alberta. Sept. 29, 7:30 a.m. Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre Block. No charge to MPs, Senators, and media. All others, $25. Pre-registration required by Mon., Sept. 26 by contacting Donna Boag, PAGSE firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-991-6369.