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  • C-4, An Act to Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act, and the Income Tax Act (third reading)
  • 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, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts, and to provide for certain other measures (consideration of amendments made by the Senate)
  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    Wednesday, Sept. 28

    The House International Trade Committee will meet at 8 a.m. (local time) in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador to continue the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement public consultation. It will hear from Citizens against CETA; Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters; Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour; St. John’s Board of Trade; Social Justice Cooperative of Newfoundland and Labrador; Council of Canadians; Association of Seafood Producers; Ocean Choice International L.P.; Fish, Food, and Allied Workers; and Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries. Then at 11:35-12:35 p.m. it will be open to audience remarks. The House Government Operations and Estimates Committee will meet at 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Windsor, Ont. to continue studying Canada Post. It will hear from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers; Corporation of the City of Windsor; and the City of Windsor Seniors Advisory Committee.

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    PUBLISHED : Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 3:15 PM

    The funeral for longtime Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger was held on Saturday, August 27 in the packed-out Notre-Dame Cathedral in Ottawa. Mr. Bélanger served as an MP for more than 20 years, but his life was cut short after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's Disease, a little more than nine months ago. He was perhaps best known for his work to change the lyrics of Canada's national anthem to make it gender-neutral. (The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia) The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia

    Diplomatic party season in full swing: Moldova, Vietnam, Paraguay

    PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 12:00 AM

    Mexico hosts a fun fiesta, China bids farewell to ambassador

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    Navy chief honours Colin Robertson, Slovakia hosts national day

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    Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Wednesday , September 28 , 2016

    A global forum for young leaders (18 to 30) from over 190 countries, the annual summit allows delegates to network with peers, share ideas and develop solutions to address urgent global issues, Sept. 28–Oct. 1, Shaw Centre, Ottawa.

    Thursday , September 29 , 2016

    The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering presents a talk, Living with Forest Fires: Lessons from Fort McMurray, with Mike Flannigan, University of Alberta. Sept. 29, 7:30 a.m. Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre Block. No charge to MPs, Senators, and media. All others, $25. Pre-registration required by Mon., Sept. 26 by contacting Donna Boag, PAGSE or call 613-991-6369.

    Monday , October 3 , 2016

    Presented by the Navy League of Canada, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (a U.S. Department of Defense organization), this conference will feature presentations and discussion on “The Strategic Nexus of Pacific Seapower.” Scheduled speakers include Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy and Admiral Scott H. Swift, commander of the U.S. Navy’s pacific fleet. Until Oct. 6. Victoria, B.C.

    Wednesday , October 5 , 2016

    The voice of the people who brew our nation’s beer host the Celebrate Beer Fall Fête, a bi-annual reception celebrating Canada’s most popular adult beverage. Event to take place at the Sir John A MacDonald Building, 144 Wellington Street, Ottawa on Wednesday, October 5th, 6:30pm-9:30pm ET.

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