Dinner for Mexican president cost $134,000; well worth it, say MPs


The cost included more than $7,000 for flowers. Conservative MP Lukiwski calls out the PMO for inviting only Liberal politicians to the dinner this summer.


The Liberal Party goes on fundraising blitz in early anticipation of 2019 federal election

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is one of several Liberals encouraging donors to hand over their dollars this week, so the party can begin to prepare for the 2019 federal election. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright


'The challenge for the Liberals is complacency,' said Nik Nanos, president of Nanos Research. 'If people think the Conservatives and NDP are weak, then it is harder to raise funds and motivate the Liberal tribe.'

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  • 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

    Wednesday, Dec. 7 The House Fisheries and Oceans Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. in 1 Wellington Street, Room C-110, to review changes to the Fisheries Act. It will hear from: Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation, Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, First Nations Fisheries Council, and University of Alberta professor David W. Schindler.

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Saturday , December 10 , 2016

    Sat., Dec. 10. 11 a.m. Hong Kong Memorial Wall, corner of King Edward Avenue and Sussex Drive.

    Saturday , December 10 , 2016

    This annual party for members’ children will be held in the Reading Room (237-C) of Centre Block on Parliament Hill, Sat., Dec.10. Email the name, age, and sex of each child to marc.fortier@parl.gc.ca or you can register your child in Room 350-N, Centre-Block or in Room 607, 150 Wellington St. Registration deadline: Nov. 25. Hot dogs, pizza, etc. will be served starting at noon.

    Monday , December 12 , 2016

    The House is sitting weekdays until to Dec. 16, but it could adjourn earlier. It’s scheduled for a six-week break from Ottawa and the House will resume sitting on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.

    Monday , December 12 , 2016

    Raise a glass in honour of The West Block’s Tom Clark as he’s hanging his notepad up at last. Mon., Dec. 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Bier Markt,156 Sparks St., Ottawa.

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