Scheer better define himself, say observers, before he’s pinned as a ‘fuddy-duddy stuck in the ’50s’
Conservatives need to align their policy with Andrew Scheer's brand, says pollster Nik Nanos.
We should tax meat and subsidize fruits and vegetables
It’s in the best interests of society for all of us to consume fewer animal foods and more fruits and vegetables. Taxes on animal foods coupled with progressive subsidies on plant-based foods would help us achieve this.
Trudeau should offer better explanation for meeting Boyle, otherwise he looks ‘foolish,’ House should launch review of PMO screening process, say political players
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured last month on the Hill, should reveal all the facts surrounding his now controversial meeting with former Afghan captive Joshua Boyle last month on the Hill because without a clear explanation the prime minister looks “foolish,” say political players, who also say the House should launch an inquiry to review the PMO's screening process.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opposition parties vow to raise questions about Justin Trudeau’s meeting with Joshua Boyle when Parliament returns.
Rural ridings offer potential growth for Liberals in 2019 and PMO’s paying attention, says rookie rural Liberal MP Harvey
Iranian-Canadian Liberal MP expresses concern about Iranian protests but defers on re-establishing diplomatic ties
Hill Life & People
Ex-ethics commissioner Dawson calls for removal of friends exemption in Conflict of Interest Act
We should tax meat and subsidize fruits and vegetables
On NAFTA, Canada agrees to discuss the unthinkable
Mexican chapter in the Odebrecht saga underscores need to bolster transparency at EDC
In its review this year of the Export Development Act, the government must turn a critical eye to this issue. The review, conducted by the trade minister every ten years, provides a crucial opportunity to enhance the transparency of EDC’s due diligence practices. Only once those practices are subject to scrutiny can Canadians assess whether our export credit agency is taking robust action to avoid supporting businesses involved in bribery or other abuses.
Communists take over in Nepal and nobody cares
Whether their new government will serve the Nepalese well remains to be seen, but Nepal’s Communists are publicly committed to respecting the rules of parliamentary democracy, and a majority of Nepalese clearly believe them.
Trade policy, negotiations to test Trudeau government’s mettle this year
How well, or poorly, Canada handles each of these negotiations may very well determine whether it wins the 2019 federal election—and whether the much-vaunted middle class faces a richer or poorer future. Trade policy will test all of the government’s skills, or lack thereof.
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Despite cancer and critics in her own party, Sen. Greene Raine aims for legislative podium as she approaches retirement
She looks to count the Child Health Protection Act among her successes in a storied career.
Ethics commissioner clears Morneau of wrongdoing in share sale
The Conflict of Interest Act bars public office holders from using insider information not available to the public for personal benefit, though Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson ruled that this 'was not the case' in regards to Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s sale of shares in family-owned Morneau Shepell.
Explosive book on White House provides fodder for Ottawa bubble, but little concern for Canada, say observers
The book made brief mention of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, described as a 45-year-old 'globalist in the style of Clinton and Blair,' who, in the early days of the presidency, 'came to Washington and repeatedly smiled and bit his tongue.'
Patrick Brazeau is on the long road to redemption
The 43-year-old Independent Quebec Senator knows he’s been given a second chance and says he’s going to try to do the right thing over the next 32 years in the Senate. But one Indigenous source said it will 'take years and years of quiet, dedicated hard work at the grassroots level' for Sen. Patrick Brazeau to redeem himself with First Nations.
The full interview: Perry Bellegarde on running again, ‘closing the gap,’ and more
'We've got momentum. So why should Perry Bellegarde be given a second chance? To continue the work that's been started, so we can bring it to completion,' says the AFN leader.
Senate delays: just another urban myth
The Senate does not delay passage of government legislation. It’s the other way around: government delays passage of its own bills, since it’s the government which enjoys near total control of the House of Commons most of the time and it sits on bills for months on end in its own chamber, writes Senator Elaine McCoy.
Finance Committee recommends budget focus on mental health, getting under-represented groups in workforce
The Liberal-dominated committee's report recommended no new spending cuts, frustrating Conservatives, instead focusing on infrastructure, labour issues.
Among the top-lobbied issues for 10 straight months, ‘it’s all trade all the time’
Natural Resources Minister Carr, Innovation Minister Bains, Finance Minister Morneau, and Environment Minister McKenna also topped the most-lobbied ministers in November.
We need to ignore most jihadi propaganda
There is nothing behind the vast majority of threats posted online by terror groups. They are empty intimidation with the sole purpose of scaring us, which seems to be exactly what they are doing judging by our reaction to their taunts. We are handing relevance and legitimacy to the terrorist groups we should be ignoring, writes Phil Gurski.
An ocean of opportunities are available for Canada’s fisheries
The federal government needs to work more effectively with the fishing industry to realize our growth opportunities for Canadians while protecting our oceans and sustainably managing our fish resources.
MPs, Senators expect better communication from new lobbying watchdog
'It’s really important that officers of Parliament get a grip on what we do and how we do it,’ says Liberal Senator Terry Mercer.
Canada needs to adopt Blockchain technology to meet ambitious agriculture and food goals
In essence, Blockchain gives us the tools to track and verify almost anything we can imagine in complicated global food supply chains. And this means consumers will know exactly what they’re eating, and how it is produced, and where it has come from, writes Evan Fraser.
Status Of Government Business
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.
CBC The National’s still can’t break top 30 in national ratings, but digital audience up 77 per cent since revamp
Photo of the week
PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 11:11 AM
From left to right, Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains, and Transport Minister Marc Garneau appear at a press conference in Ottawa Dec. 12 to announce the acquisition and integration of used F-18 fighter jets from the Australian military to supplement Canada's existing fleet of CF-18s, until a replacement fleet can be secured. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
In pictures: U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson’s bi-lateral talks in Ottawa: Dec. 19, 2017
PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 4:47 PM
On the diplomatic scene: Saudi, Aga Khan Development Network, Diplomatic Hospitality Group bashes
PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 12:00 AM
NDP leadership showcase event in Hamilton
PUBLISHED :Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 3:19 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
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Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change
PUBLISHED :Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 11:52 AM
Thursday , April 19 , 2018
The Liberals will hold a national convention April 19-21, 2018 in Halifax, N.S.
Monday , June 11 , 2018
The International Economic Forum of the Americas hosts this annual event featuring speakers typically including heads of state, central bank governors, ministers, and global economic decision-makers. June 11-14, 2018.
Thursday , August 23 , 2018
To be held in Halifax, N.S. Until Aug. 25, 2018.