Dinner for Mexican president cost $134,000; well worth it, say MPs


The cost included more than $7,000 for flowers. Conservative MP Lukiwski calls out the PMO for inviting only Liberal politicians to the dinner this summer.

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Quebec, Ontario crucial to Conservative leadership race

Candidate MP Michael Chong, pictured speaking at an event for candidates in Greely, Ont. last month, said he is 'obviously' spending most of his time in Ontario and Quebec because the two of them combined make up so much of the vote. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright


Maxime Bernier and Steven Blaney, two candidates from Quebec, will have to start ‘throwing the odd bodycheck’ at each other, says former Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day.

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Status Of Government Business

  • 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 (consideration of amendments made by the Senate)
  • C-12, An Act to Amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act (second reading)
  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    Wednesday, Dec. 7 The House Fisheries and Oceans Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. in 1 Wellington Street, Room C-110, to review changes to the Fisheries Act. It will hear from: Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation, Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, First Nations Fisheries Council, and University of Alberta professor David W. Schindler.

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    Thursday , December 8 , 2016

    The Economic Club of Canada presents this discussion featuring: Adam Legge, Calgary Chamber of Commerce; Howard Eng, Greater Toronto Airports Authority; Michel Leblanc, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal; Sam Samaddar, Kelowna International Airport; and Perrin Beatty, Canadian Chamber of Commerce. 7:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa.

    Thursday , December 8 , 2016

    A conference exploring the impact of the disaster and the future of energy transportation in Canada. Dec. 8, 9 .m.-5 p.m. University of Ottawa, Desmarais Building (55 Laurier Ave. East), Room 12102, $25 per person (students may register for free). Organized by the University of Ottawa, the uOttawa Faculty of Law (Common Law Section and Civil Law Section), the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, York University, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the Law Foundation of Ontario, and the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees.

    Friday , December 9 , 2016

    The European Union Delegation to Canada and the diplomatic missions of EU member states are hosting an evening of European Christmas carols, featuring performances by the Ottawa Children’s Choir, Chorale Lyrica, Nepean High School choirs, and Incognito Choir. The concert will also feature mezzo-soprano Terri-Ann Wint and organist Timothy Piper. European music will be performed in original languages. Fri., Dec. 9. Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, 385 Sussex Dr., Ottawa. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Free. For more info, call EU Delegation to Canada: 613-238-6464, @EUinCanada, facebook.com/EUinCanada.

    Saturday , December 10 , 2016

    Sat., Dec. 10. 11 a.m. Hong Kong Memorial Wall, corner of King Edward Avenue and Sussex Drive.

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