CPC leadership: Bernier’s to lose? Not quite, say insiders

By CHELSEA NASH

Most say they would bet on Maxime Bernier, but there’s ‘still room for the underdog,’ as Chris Alexander puts it.

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Feds funnelling another $142-million into beleaguered Phoenix payroll system

Steven MacKinnon, parliamentary secretary to the minister of Public Services and Procurement and MP for Gatineau, Que., said that as the MP for a region with a high concentration of federal employees, he knows 'firsthand' the 'difficult and stressful situations' people are facing as the result of getting underpaid, overpaid, or not paid at all due to the problem-plagued pay system. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By RACHEL AIELLO

That brings the total cost of fixing the new system to higher than the original cost of implementing it. The government is aiming to hire 200 temporary staff with the new money.

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  • S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians 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)
  • C-6, An Act to Amend the Citizenship Act (consideration of amendments made by the Senate)
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    Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose announced on the morning of May 16 that she will resign her seat in the House when it breaks in June for summer recess. Ms. Ambrose will be joining Washington-based think tank the Wilson Centre as a visiting fellow. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Thursday , May 25 , 2017

    The Canadian Federation of University of Women’s Diplomatic Hospitality Group in Ottawa invites diplomats, their spouses/partners, and their families to this event, with the theme Historic Ottawa. It will feature a visit to the Billings Estate Historic Site, 2100 Cabot St., Ottawa. 10 a.m.-noon. A nominal fee will be charged to help cover costs.

    Thursday , May 25 , 2017

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Brussels, Belgium, to participate in the NATO Leaders’ Meeting on May 25. Following the NATO meeting, he will visit Taormina, Italy, from May 26 to 27, to participate in the 43rd G7 Leaders’ Summit. He will then go to Rome and Vatican City. It will be his first official visit to Italy. In Vatican City, he will have an audience with Pope Francis for the first time. For more information, news media members may call PMO Media Relations, 613-957-5555.

    Saturday , May 27 , 2017

    The Conservatives will elect their next leader on May 27, 2017. The party is urging Conservative Party members to buy memberships or renew them in order to vote. For more information, contact Cory Hann, director of communications, Conservative Party of Canada, at 613-697-5614.

    Sunday , May 28 , 2017

    The party will hold a debate in Sudbury. 2-3 p.m. Cambrian College. In order to vote for the leader, you need to become a member of the NDP no later than Aug. 17. Online voting begins Sept. 18 and a leader will be announced no later than Oct. 29.

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