PMO could have big role in Senate clerk appointment, though process still unsettled


The current appointment process could see only PMO, PCO staff on the selection committee for Charles Robert's replacement.


House spent more than $600,000 and 200 hours on Electoral Reform Committee report, then the Liberals dismissed it

Special House Committee on Electoral Reform members, from left, Conservative MP Scott Reid, Liberal MP Francis Scarpaleggia, and NDP MP Nathan Cullen. New statistics show the committee cost taxpayers more than $600,000. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade


All House committees spent $3.26-million in 2016-17, more than double the $1.49-million recorded in 2012-13, the next largest total of the past five years.

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  • 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)
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    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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    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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