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Despite ministerial parity, women still underrepresented as senior cabinet, PMO staff

Women hold 40 per cent of senior Liberal political staff roles, and fare slightly better under female ministers suggesting gender parity may be making a difference, observers say.

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Phoenix could be a big problem for the Liberals in 2019, say critics, union reps

Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough, left, and her parliamentary secretary Steve MacKinnon, centre, who represents a riding with many affected federal public servants, say fixing Phoenix is a top priority. Auditor general Michael Ferguson, right, says they can't do a rush job. 'They need to make sure they get all of these problems resolved the right way.' The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

Auditor general Michael Ferguson says the pay system will take years to fix, and observers say frustrated public servants will make it a 2019 election issue if it's still a problem.

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Status Of Government Business

HOUSE OF COMMONS
  • S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (report stage)
  • 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)
  • 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.

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    Photo of the Week

    PUBLISHED :Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 10:45 AM

    Lucy Ho, co-founder and managing director of Hackergal, participates in the announcement of the largest all-girl hackathon in Canada’s history in the Charles Lynch Room in Centre Block on Nov. 15, 2017. More than 2,000 girls in Grades 6 to 9 from public and private schools are expected to participate in Hackergal’s next Hackathon on Dec. 13, 2017. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

    NDP leadership showcase event in Hamilton

    PUBLISHED :Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 3:19 PM

    CPAC rings in 25 years with packed bash

    PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 12:45 AM

    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

    Parliamentary Calendar

    Tuesday , November 28 , 2017

    The Walrus Talks returns to Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 28 for The Walrus Talks Health at the Canadian Museum of Nature (240 McLeod St.) from 7-10 p.m. Six speakers—including Deep Genomics CEO Brendan Frey, Women’s College Research Institute senior scientist Dr. Steve Narod, and Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement president Maureen O’Neil—will discuss innovation in medicine and the health-care system of the future. Full event details and tickets are available online at thewalrus.ca/events.

    Wednesday , November 29 , 2017

    On Nov. 29, Statistics Canada will release data from the 2016 census on education, labour, the journey to work, language of work, and mobility and migration of Canadians.

    Wednesday , December 6 , 2017

    The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement. 10 a.m.

    Thursday , April 19 , 2018

    The Liberals will hold a national convention April 19-21, 2018 in Halifax, N.S.

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