Election 2019 campaign unofficially underway, expect ‘sharpened eyes’ on Liberals this fall, say opposition MPs

To get ready for the 2019 election, the Liberals, Conservatives, and the NDP will start their nomination processes, and hold party biennial policy conventions in the coming months.


Liberals maintain double-digit lead despite Khadr payout, proposed tax reforms: poll

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals continue to nest a healthy lead over the rival Conservatives, led by Andrew Scheer, in the latest Campaign Research poll, with Mr. Trudeau himself boasting strong personal approval ratings. The Hill Times file photos

A new survey from Campaign Research shows the federal Liberals in the driver's seat as the fall session of Parliament begins, with the party holding wide leads in vote-rich Ontario and Quebec.

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Status Of Government Business

  • 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

    Wednesday, Sept. 13

    • The House Health Committee will meet 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 415, Wellington Building, 197 Sparks St. in a televised meeting on Bill C-45, An Act Respecting Cannabis and to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code, and other Acts.

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    Photo of the Week

    PUBLISHED : Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 10:06 AM

    Former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and then-Senator Allan MacEachen, who passed away last week, in 1986, preparing to visit Senator Jacques Hébert, who is on a hunger strike. Photograph courtesy of Jean-Marc Carisse

    Hill Life & People

    Scenes from the cabinet shuffle

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    Canada 150 on the Hill

    PUBLISHED : Wednesday, July 5, 2017 12:00 AM

    Gaining Consensus: Getting Issues Heard In The New Parliament

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    Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change

    PUBLISHED : Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 11:52 AM

    Parliamentary Calendar

    Tuesday , September 19 , 2017

    The Senate is set to resume on Sept. 19. It is scheduled to sit Tuesday to Thursday (with the option of adding Mondays and Fridays) for three consecutive weeks until Oct. 5, with a break week Oct. 9-13. It will resume sitting Oct. 17 to Nov. 9, which will be followed by another break week, Nov. 13-17. It will come back Nov. 21 to Dec. 22.

    Tuesday , September 19 , 2017

    This two-day conference will examine issues affecting Canadian consumers, including the cost of prescription drugs, sharing economy platforms, air passenger protections, and much more. Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 19-20. For complete information and to register, please visit The conference is being hosted by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Option consommateurs, the Consumers Council of Canada, and Union des consommateurs.

    Wednesday , September 20 , 2017

    The Liberals will meet in Room 237-C Centre Block on Parliament Hill. For more information, please call Liberal Party media relations at or 613-627-2384.

    Wednesday , September 20 , 2017

    The Conservatives will meet for their national caucus meeting. For more information, contact Cory Hann, director of communications with the Conservative Party of Canada at

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