Partisan rancor suspended in Commons as MPs say goodbye to Jason Kenney
Mr. Kenney has gathered support from many federal Conservative MPs, including Ms. Ambrose, for his campaign to become leader of the Alberta Progressive Party, on a promise to re-unite the splintered conservative movement in the province.
Leitch says Trudeau a ‘Canadian identity denier,’ but he’s pointed to ‘shared values, openness, respect’
The Conservative leadership contender appears to have quoted from a Toronto Sun column quoting an extensive New York Times Magazine interview with Trudeau.
Lisa Raitt signals more interest in Conservative leadership bid
Conservative MP Lisa Raitt, pictured here in a file photo, indicated that her leadership considerations changed gear during a two-day caucus retreat the party held in Halifax last week. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
List of declared, likely, and potential contenders grows to 13—larger than past Liberal and NDP leadership contests.
Hill Life & People
PMO staff were wise to deal with moving-expense issue quickly
Harper’s Environmental Assessment Act overhaul failed mining. Let’s fix it
The well-being of Canada’s children is lagging
Declining public confidence: policing’s quiet crisis?
Feds expected to scrap controversial ‘safe-countries’ refugee system: insiders
The Liberals promised to change the Designated Countries of Origin system, but are said to now be open to killing it, scrapping a process that critics say didn't have the intended effect in the first place.
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016
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.
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.
Ease up on export bank’s Russia-ban: Business groups
The feds and opposition are standing by the broad blockage of EDC services in support of exports to Russia, and the 'collateral damage' to business that comes with it.
Ethics critic pushes for better enforcement of ‘20 per cent’ lobbying rule
The Startup Canada entrepreneurship network says it tracks its government relations to ensure it's under the registration threshold. Duff Conacher accuses the lobbying commissioner of letting groups police themselves.
CSI poultry: lobbyists win rare summer committee meeting on illicit chicken imports, dairy
The feds are chewing over a DNA test for fraudulent chicken imports.
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 email@example.com or call 613-991-6369.