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Conservative Party must be transparent about fraudulent memberships or it will ‘undercut credibility of outcome,’ says Kent

By ABBAS RANA

'Nothing wrong will happen under my watch,' Conservative Party's Dustin Van Vugt tells Conservative MP Bob Saroya.

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Opposition parties say their ongoing filibuster a protest against Liberals’ ‘political thuggery’

Liberal MPs Nick Whalen, left, and Scott Simms at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee meeting on Wednesday night, March 22, 2017. The opposition MPs on the House Affairs Committee filibustered for about 38 hours last week and plan to continue delay the study of the government's discussion paper on sweeping changes to the House rules next week when the House returns.

The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

By RACHEL AIELLO

'It’s so important that you’ve got the NDP and the Conservatives arm in arm, singing Kumbaya, and nothing right now is going to phase us from continuing this fight,' says the NDP's David Christopherson.

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Status Of Government Business

HOUSE OF COMMONS
  • S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians 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)
  • C-7, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act, and others (RCMP union bill) (consideration of amendments made by the Senate)
  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    Thursday, March 23

    The House Foreign Affairs and Development Committee will meet at 8:45 a.m. in room 415, Wellington Building to discuss the situation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 25 years after the end of the Cold War. It will hear from officials from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and Edgars Rinkevics, the foreign minister of Latvia. The meeting will be televised. The House Government Operations and Estimates Committee will meet at 8:45 a.m. in room 315, Wellington Building to continue its review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act. It will hear from officials from the Public Servants Disclosure Tribunal and the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada, including commissioner Joe Friday.

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Tuesday , March 28 , 2017

    Should Canadians be ashamed of their country’s history? Jack Granatstein and Noah Richler will hash out that question as part of another Great Canadian Debate, 7 p.m. March 28, at the Barney Danson Theatre, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl. in Ottawa. To buy tickets, visit macdonaldlaurier.ca.

    Tuesday , March 28 , 2017

    Veterans and their families are invited to hear more about Veterans Affairs benefits and Veterans Review and Appeal Board hearings. Organized by 5P Legal Services. Tuesday, March 28, 1:30 p.m. Free. Unit 3, 158A McArthur Ave. (Chateau Vanier), Ottawa. Free parking, accessible venue. For more info: 613-729-9983.

    Tuesday , March 28 , 2017

    This public lecture will feature Ambassador of Argentina Marcelo Suárez Salvia. Tuesday, March 28, 5:30 p.m. Carleton University campus, Senate Board Room, 6th floor, Robertson Hall (room 608). A reception will follow in room 617. Limited seating. RSVP by March 27 to: ambassador-argentina.eventbrite.com.

    Thursday , March 30 , 2017

    Ikebana International Ottawa Centennial Chapter 120 will present its annual Ikebana Exhibition from March 30 to April 2 at the Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St., Ottawa. Entry to the exhibition included in regular museum admission.

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