Conservatives are lost in translation


There are more Conservatives today—including in Quebec—who would trade a promise to become bilingual in time for the 2019 campaign for a bit of stardust than at any time since Harper resigned.


‘With all the talk of Canada being back,’ aid groups ‘alarmed,’ told to expect little from budget

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said it's her top priority 'to ensure that Canadian aid dollars make the greatest difference on the ground.' Leaders in the sector are worried this means moving money around, rather than a budget increase.

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NGOs expecting to get something out of the months-long policy review are worried the time and money they spent will be all for naught.

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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

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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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

Monday , January 23 , 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hold a cabinet retreat in Calgary, Alta., from Jan. 23-24. The PMO says the cabinet will discuss how to build on his government’s accomplishments in 2016 and how to continue creating good, middle-class jobs. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.

Tuesday , January 24 , 2017

The Trump Presidency and What It Means for Canada-U.S. Relations and Global Affairs, The Rideau Club, 99 Bank St., 15th floor, Jan. 24, 12 noon-2 p.m. Policy editor L. Ian MacDonald in conversation with Policy columnist Don Newman; Meredith Lilly, Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs, Carleton University; Earnscliffe Strategy Group principal Yaroslav Baran; and Michael Coates, Global vice chair and former CEO for the Americas, H+K Strategies. Table of 8 are $1,000, ½ tables are $500. Information, info@policymagazine.ca or 514-943-3868.

Wednesday , January 25 , 2017

Model Parliament, begins on Wed., Jan. 25 and runs to Jan. 27, University of Ottawa, Ottawa. en.aeeippssa.ca

Monday , January 30 , 2017

The House resumes sitting on Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, after a six-week break. It’s scheduled to sit from Jan. 30 to Feb. 24. It breaks for one week, Feb. 27 to March 3 and returns March 6 to 10. It breaks for one week, March 13 to 17, and returns for one week, March 20 to 24.

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