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Parliamentary secretary shuffle coming before House returns, insiders predict big changes

By RACHEL AIELLO

PMO says 'there will be an update on parliamentary secretaries' before Jan. 30. Sources say as many as 10 new faces could be shuffled in.

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Trudeau willing to make tough decisions to achieve his agenda, but former Grit party leader Dion treated ‘disrespectfully,’ say Dion supporters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured at last week's swearing-in ceremony, booted former Foreign Affairs minister Stéphane Dion from cabinet last week. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By ABBAS RANA

'It appears that having past cabinet experience is a liability in the Trudeau government,' said one former cabinet minister.

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Status Of Government Business

HOUSE OF COMMONS
• 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

The House is adjourned until Jan. 30, 2017. The House is scheduled to sit weekdays for four straight weeks until Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, before taking a constituency week. The House sits again Monday, March 6-10; it breaks for a week; returns March 20 for a week; breaks March 27-31; it resumes sitting April 3-14; breaks for two weeks, April 17-April 28; returns Monday, May 1 and sits for two weeks; breaks May 15 to May 26; returns May 29 and is scheduled to sit weekdays for four straight weeks until June 23. The Senate is scheduled to adjourn on Dec. 23, and will return on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

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Photo of the Week

PUBLISHED : Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 2:49 PM

Governor General David Johnston, new Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Rideau Hall on January 10 during the swearing-in ceremonies for the ministers involved in a significant cabinet shuffle. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

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Parliamentary Calendar

Tuesday , January 17 , 2017

The third party-sanctioned debate will be held on Jan. 17 in Quebec City, and will be a French debate. Debates will be streamed live online for all party members and all Canadians to see. All debates are open to Conservative Party members to attend. The Conservative Party leadership election will be on May 27, 2017.

Tuesday , January 17 , 2017

Building Capacity in the Understanding of Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, January 17, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Theatre – a special event focused on the role of public administration in promoting and developing a new relationship with Indigenous peoples, organized by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, NCR Chapter. For tickets and more information: http://www.ipac.ca/ncr/Events

Wednesday , January 18 , 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 , January 18 , 2017

The Canadian Federation of University of Women’s Diplomatic Hospitality Group in Ottawa invites diplomats, their spouses/partners, and their families to this event. Wed., Jan. 18. 10 a.m. to noon. Navy Curling Club, 41 Navy Pvt.

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