Canada’s ‘permanent passengers’


The country is facing a flood of dementia diagnoses, and experts say simply asking patients to ride it out—with no say and no strategy—is a tragedy in the making.


Kevin O’Leary drops from Conservative leadership race, backs Maxime Bernier

Businessman and television personality Kevin O'Leary has jumped ship on the Conservative leadership race with less than a month to go before the May 27 vote. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright


'I’m going to do everything I can to ensure he gets elected,’ O’Leary says of Bernier.

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Status Of Government Business

C-4, An Act to Amend the Canada Labour Code, Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, Public Service Labour Relations Act, and Income Tax Act (consideration of amendments made by the Senate)

The Week Ahead In Parliament

Both the House of Commons and Senate are not sitting this week. Both chambers are scheduled to resume sitting on Monday, May 1 (though the Senate’s first firm sitting day is Tuesday, May 2).  

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A line of young women smile and take photos of Nobel Peace Prize winner and girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they pass in Centre Block's Hall of Honour before her April 12 speech to a joint session Parliament. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

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 , April 28 , 2017

The federal government recently announced it would review the laws and policies related to indigenous peoples, and it has struck a cabinet working group to lead the task. Of these laws, the 141-year-old Indian Act stands out as one of the most complex and most reviled. What is the history behind this colonial law? How does it function? Is there any hope we will be able to remove it from the books and replace it with a framework that better reflects a nation-to-nation relationship? This workshop, presented by Policy Options magazine (a digital publication of the Institute for Research on Public Policy), will bring together three leading experts to help answer our basic questions about the act, with the aim of building knowledge around this key policy question facing our country. Friday, April 28, 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets and information available at:

Monday , May 1 , 2017

The House resumes sitting after a two-week break. It’s sitting weekdays from May 1-19. The Senate sits from May 1-May 19 (with the first fixed sitting day on May 2).

Tuesday , May 2 , 2017

The Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association invites all MPs, Senators, and staff to their Annual Government Breakfast Reception. May 2, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Ottawa Marriott (100 Kent St.). Please RSVP to Nancy Hitchins at

Tuesday , May 2 , 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to hold a cabinet meeting on May 2. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.

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