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.


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.


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  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    The House and Senate are back this week. The House Finance Committee is beginning its pre-budget consultations, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote will both be testifying at committee meetings this week, and the Electoral Reform Committee takes its consultation on the road. Here’s what’s on the agenda at House of Commons and Senate committees.

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    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

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    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 or call 613-991-6369.

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