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Why Canada has two trade ministers: trade in the age of Trump

Observers say François-Philippe Champagne has plenty on his plate with markets outside the U.S., while Chrystia Freeland is uniquely qualified to deal with NAFTA and the protectionist U.S. administration.

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Two Senators once denied Indian status fight bill so others can gain rights

Liberal Senator Lillian Dyck wasn't granted Indian status until 1985 when the Charter of Rights and Freedoms prompted changes to the Indian Act that had long said woman like her Cree mother lost status if they married non-First Nations men. Her father, too, faced legislated discrimination through the Chinese head tax and her son, like many grandchildren, wasn't granted status until further changes were introduced in 2010. The HIll Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Senators Lillian Dyck and Sandra Lovelace Nicholas are part of a very personal debate over Bill S-3, which has seen the House and the Senate face off over amendments that members in the Upper Chamber insist are necessary to remove sex discrimination in the Indian Act.

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HOUSE OF COMMONS
  • S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (second reading)
  • S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health 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)
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    Wednesday, Sept. 13

    • The House Health Committee will meet 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 415, Wellington Building, 197 Sparks St. in a televised meeting on Bill C-45, An Act Respecting Cannabis and to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code, and other Acts.

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Wednesday , September 20 , 2017

    The Liberals will meet in Room 237-C Centre Block on Parliament Hill. For more information, please call Liberal Party media relations at media@liberal.ca or 613-627-2384.

    Wednesday , September 20 , 2017

    The Conservatives will meet for their national caucus meeting. For more information, contact Cory Hann, director of communications with the Conservative Party of Canada at coryhann@conservative.ca.

    Wednesday , September 20 , 2017

    The NDP caucus will meet from 9:15-11 a.m. in Room 112-N Centre Block, on Wednesday. For more information, please call the NDP Media Centre at 613-222-2351 or ndpcom@parl.gc.ca.

    Wednesday , September 20 , 2017

    The Bloc Québécois caucus will meet from 9:30 a.m. in the Francophonie room (263-S) in Centre Bock, on Wednesday. For more information, call press attaché Julie Groleau, 514-792-2529.

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