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Grit MP Fry suggests misinformation led to PM’s quick rule-out of broadband tax

By LAURA RYCKEWAERT

'Obviously he hasn’t read it,' Grit MP Hedy Fry says of PM Justin Trudeau dismissing part of a committee report that suggested new taxes on internet service providers.

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Liberal MPs want Trudeau to protect them from nomination challenges in 2019 election

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, rear centre, pictured on June 21, National Aboriginal Day, with ITK president Natan Obed, left, AFN National chief Perry Bellegarde, and Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, right, along with indigenous drummers and singers, in front of 100 Wellington St. in Ottawa. The PM announced that the building, which used to be the U.S. Embassy, will be the turned into a new Indigenous Cultural Centre. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By ABBAS RANA

The Liberal Party should either outright protect MPs from nomination challenges, or set a criteria for MPs to meet to avoid nomination challenges, say Liberal MPs. Meanwhile, the party says it's reaching out to MPs, party members, past candidates, and electoral district associations to come up with rules for the 2019 nomination contests.

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Status Of Government Business

HOUSE OF COMMONS
  • S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (second reading)
  • 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

    The House of Commons and the Senate have adjourned for the summer break. The House is scheduled to resume on Monday, Sept. 18, and the Senate is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

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    PUBLISHED : Monday, June 19, 2017 9:32 PM

    The sun sets on the East Block courtyard on June 14, as The Hill Times hosts an end-of-sitting All Politics Party for parliamentarians, Hill staffers, academics, lobbyists, media, and more. The Hill Times photograph by Paul Lauzon.

    No filters was the tone of the 2017 Press Gallery Dinner

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    McKenna speaks at Europe Day: this week in diplomatic parties

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    Gaining Consensus: Getting Issues Heard In The New Parliament

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    Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Friday , July 7 , 2017

    Germany holds the G20 presidency in 2017 and will host the Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg on July 7 and 8. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is likely to attend.

    Wednesday , July 12 , 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 , September 6 , 2017

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

    Sunday , September 17 , 2017

    Leadership candidates will have one last chance to pitch to voters before voting begins tomorrow. Toronto, Ont.

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