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.

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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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    Friday , December 9 , 2016

    The European Union Delegation to Canada and the diplomatic missions of EU member states are hosting an evening of European Christmas carols, featuring performances by the Ottawa Children’s Choir, Chorale Lyrica, Nepean High School choirs, and Incognito Choir. The concert will also feature mezzo-soprano Terri-Ann Wint and organist Timothy Piper. European music will be performed in original languages. Fri., Dec. 9. Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, 385 Sussex Dr., Ottawa. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Free. For more info, call EU Delegation to Canada: 613-238-6464, @EUinCanada, facebook.com/EUinCanada.

    Friday , December 9 , 2016

    Dec. 9. Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with provincial and territorial leaders. The first ministers will meet with national indigenous leaders at John G. Diefenbaker Building, 111 Sussex Dr. on Dec. 9. For more information, news media members may call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.

    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.

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