‘Victory!’: MP immigration hotline restored
MP Jenny Kwan says with the phone line re-opened, her office is already getting faster responses.
Liberal committee meddling breaks campaign promise, say Conservatives
A Liberal committee chair called that claim 'ironic' given the Harper government's record of centralizing power in the PMO.
Ag Minister MacAulay ‘not one bit concerned’ by international trade challenge threat
Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, right, and Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, left, are grappling with pressure from the supply-managed dairy and chicken industries to help them respond to business lost from legal and illegal imports. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
‘I never was very big on threats,’ says MacAulay, responding to dairy lobby groups in the U.S. and elsewhere criticizing Canada for a proposed Canadian dairy industry pact they say would flout global trade rules.
Hill Life & People
‘I’m a free agent,’ Bélanger leaves Hill after almost two decades as NDP staff restructure
Expense scandals undermine Liberals’ ‘we are different’ message
Refugee response must be about more than treating symptoms
China talks will test ‘progressive’ Liberal trade agenda
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.
Universities emerge as biggest lobbyists in August, according to registry
Government consultations on economy, innovation, and science are cited as driving up lobbying by academic institutions last month.
‘This is not exactly the Pentagon Papers’: Lobbyists voice concern over ethics commissioner’s ruling on gifts
Government relations practitioners call for a higher bar in determining what constitutes buying influence.
Ex-PMO aide Bruce Carson’s conviction for illegal lobbying sheds light on disclosure rules
Bruce Carson is only the second individual convicted after a trial with violating the 2008 Lobbying Act.
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.
Status Of Government Business
The Week Ahead In Parliament
Wednesday, Sept. 28The House International Trade Committee will meet at 8 a.m. (local time) in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador to continue the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement public consultation. It will hear from Citizens against CETA; Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters; Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour; St. John’s Board of Trade; Social Justice Cooperative of Newfoundland and Labrador; Council of Canadians; Association of Seafood Producers; Ocean Choice International L.P.; Fish, Food, and Allied Workers; and Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries. Then at 11:35-12:35 p.m. it will be open to audience remarks. The House Government Operations and Estimates Committee will meet at 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Windsor, Ont. to continue studying Canada Post. It will hear from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers; Corporation of the City of Windsor; and the City of Windsor Seniors Advisory Committee.
Photo of the week
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 10:01 AM
The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Diplomatic party season in full swing: Moldova, Vietnam, Paraguay
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 12:00 AM
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
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
Monday , October 3 , 2016
Presented by the Navy League of Canada, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (a U.S. Department of Defense organization), this conference will feature presentations and discussion on “The Strategic Nexus of Pacific Seapower.” Scheduled speakers include Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy and Admiral Scott H. Swift, commander of the U.S. Navy’s pacific fleet. Until Oct. 6. Victoria, B.C. mscconference.com
Wednesday , October 5 , 2016
The voice of the people who brew our nation’s beer host the Celebrate Beer Fall Fête, a bi-annual reception celebrating Canada’s most popular adult beverage. Event to take place at the Sir John A MacDonald Building, 144 Wellington Street, Ottawa on Wednesday, October 5th, 6:30pm-9:30pm ET. www.beercanada.com@BeerCanada
Friday , October 7 , 2016
The Arctic Circle is a network of international dialogue and co-operation on the future of the Arctic. It is an open democratic platform with participation from governments, organizations, corporations, universities, think tanks, environmental associations, indigenous communities, and others.The annual Arctic Circle Assembly is the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic, attended by more than 2,000 participants from 50 countries. Until Oct. 9. Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, Reykjavík, Iceland. Register via arcticcircle.org
Tuesday , October 18 , 2016
The conference, to be hosted in Ottawa, aims to bring together Northerners and other decision makers from both sides of the Atlantic and to highlight the possibilities for close cooperation between Canada and the EU on Arctic matters. The event is part of the celebration of the 40 years of the EU in Canada.