Gap between Liberals, Conservatives narrowing, poll suggests, though Scheer still seen as an unknown
The Tories are enjoying a post-leadership-race bump that’s seen the Liberal lead cut almost in half from 16 to nine points. Though the Liberals are still in better shape than earlier this year.
Parliament adjourned for summer, government’s controversial budget bill passed without amendment
MPs head back to their ridings for the summer barbecue circuit.
Ex-Harper adviser Bruce Carson appealing convictions for lobbying offences, citing ‘poorly drafted’ law
Former PMO adviser Bruce Carson arrives at the Elgin Street courthouse in Ottawa for the start of his influence-peddling trial on Sept. 14, 2015. He was originally acquitted of that charge and then convicted on appeal earlier this year. In a separate case, Mr. Carson's lawyer was in court again this week to appeal a guilty verdict and $50,000 fine he was given last year for improperly lobbying. The Hill Times photograph by Mike Carroccetto
A lawyer for one-time PMO adviser Bruce Carson says the existing lobbying legislation is ambiguous and lacks key definitions. The Crown attorney says Carson's lawyer is relying on an excessively narrow reading of the law. A decision date for the appeal has yet to be released.
Nearly half of Canadians who know about Phoenix snafu say it’s hurt their image of Liberals: poll
Hill Life & People
Portrait gallery advocates ‘disappointed’ but understand rationale for indigenous centre at old U.S. embassy
Trudeau cut-out goes missing morning after HT Hill shindig, mystery solved Friday morning
Creating alternatives to the criminal justice system is key to reducing court delays
The federal government’s $221-million investment into innovation internships must include colleges and polytechnics
Protecting human rights requires a collaborative approach
While reporters watch Trump’s tweets, famines kill hundreds in parts of Africa
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Parliament should rewrite voting law to regulate foreign money, says elections commissioner
Comedian John Oliver made it a punchline. Now, Yves Côté says an overly broad clause barring foreign inducements should be replaced with one restricting the amount of foreign money allowed in the electoral process.
Conservatives, NDP threaten government with more than 30 hours of votes if it pushes unilaterally on House rule changes
Negotiations are ongoing between the House leaders over the government’s motion to change the rules of the House.
Caffeine and Cheezies, how MPs and staff are surviving midnight sittings
‘Of course people are getting tired. It’s only natural. But they’re willing to do it, and they know why they’re here,’ says NDP Whip Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet.
Booze industry looks to Senate to axe automatic tax hikes from budget bill
Industry officials fear losing market share to foreign suppliers as a result of higher excise taxes.
‘It’s time for government to hold up their end of the bargain,’ new defence policy promises 70 per cent hike in military funding, 3,500 increase in full-time troop strength
Under new policy, Canada's defence budget rise from $17.1-billion in 2016-17 to $24.6-billion in 2026-27. That will work out to $62.3-billion in new funding over 20 years, and $553-billion in total defence spending.
Reporter calls out restricted access at Liberal ‘open fundraising’ event
The party says it's providing reporters with 'unprecedented transparency and accountability' at these type of events.
Uber cranks up federal lobbying to fight requirement to charge HST
A former Ontario PC president is among the consultants Uber has hired to lobby the federal government.
An opportunity to rethink federal support for official language communities
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act in 2019, our message is this. To the government: settle the funding, then lead the public conversation needed to come to a modern, comprehensive public policy statement for official languages.
Lobbying activity dips, stakeholders have difficulty getting meetings
A lobbyist and former MP says expectations of a cabinet shuffle might be resulting in lighter meeting schedules for ministers.
Gould expected to introduce political financing bill, but critics say it won’t stop cash-for-access
Conservative MP Scott Reid said the bill doesn't deal with the main problem, 'which is that you ought not to be able to get access to decision-makers in return for cash contributions.'
Employment minister’s senior staffer lost classified documents, investigation found Mitschke ‘negligent’: Mihychuk
Matthew Mitschke left classified documents in his unlocked car, says former Employment minister MaryAnn Mihychuk.
Status Of Government Business
The Week Ahead In Parliament
Canadian company the Conservatives used to count leadership vote leads election tech industry on both sides of the border
Liberal MP fighting cancer delivers emotional speech calling for greater civility
Photo of the week
PUBLISHED : Monday, June 19, 2017 9:32 PM
The sun sets on the East Block courtyard on June 14, as The Hill Times hosts an end-of-sitting All Politics Party for parliamentarians, Hill staffers, academics, lobbyists, media, and more. The Hill Times photograph by Paul Lauzon.
No filters was the tone of the 2017 Press Gallery Dinner
PUBLISHED : Friday, June 9, 2017 1:14 PM
Diplomatic parties this week: Africa Day, Cuban dancing draw crowds
PUBLISHED : Friday, June 9, 2017 12:15 PM
McKenna speaks at Europe Day: this week in diplomatic parties
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:00 AM
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
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.