PMO could have big role in Senate clerk appointment, though process still unsettled
The current appointment process could see only PMO, PCO staff on the selection committee for Charles Robert's replacement.
Government ad spending estimated to have dropped by half, as Liberals test new system to screen out partisanship
The Liberals pulled back on ad spending after the former Harper government attracted criticism for allegedly using government money for partisan-tinged public awareness campaigns.
Taxpayers spent more than $600K for Electoral Reform Committee report Liberals dismissed
Special House Committee on Electoral Reform members, from left, Conservative MP Scott Reid, Liberal MP Francis Scarpaleggia, and NDP MP Nathan Cullen. New statistics show the committee cost taxpayers more than $600,000. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
All House committees spent $3.26-million in 2016-17, more than double the $1.49-million recorded in 2012-13, the next largest total of the past five years.
Hill Life & People
Book on Order of Canada recipients profiles those not just desiring a better country, but working towards it
Kennedy takes bow, departs lobbying leadership position as GRIC holds summer soirée
Finance Minister Morneau recruits Revenue Minister Lebouthillier’s press secretary
The Liberal Party should either outright protect MPs from nomination challenges, or set a criteria for MPs to meet to avoid nomination challenges, say Liberal MPs. Meanwhile, the party says it's reaching out to MPs, party members, past candidates, and electoral district associations to come up with rules for the 2019 nomination contests.
‘There will never be a day when I do zero political cartoons,’ de Adder on cartooning and his surprising bestseller You Might Be From Canada If
Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown building his image before his opponents do
Top 10 reasons Trudeau is going to win again, you’re welcome
“The Trudeau government has passed around half the number of bills as the previous government did over similar time period. What do you make of this?”
Feds leave 99 per cent of lakes, rivers unprotected
Parliament adjourned for summer, government’s controversial budget bill passed without amendment
MPs head back to their ridings for the summer barbecue circuit.
Senate likely to rise this week, not expecting new bills from House, says Independent leader McCoy
More drama for the government's budget legislation, and more squabbling over the anthem bill set the stage for the final few days.
Opposition MPs concerned by pace of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Inquiry
The inquiry has indicated it would be asking for an extension on work, with the final deadline currently set for Dec. 31, 2018.
Parliament should rewrite voting law to regulate foreign money, says elections commissioner
Comedian John Oliver made it a punchline. Now, Yves Côté says an overly broad clause barring foreign inducements should be replaced with one restricting the amount of foreign money allowed in the electoral process.
Conservatives, NDP threaten government with more than 30 hours of votes if it pushes unilaterally on House rule changes
Negotiations are ongoing between the House leaders over the government’s motion to change the rules of the House.
Commissioner’s report indicates much more lobbying last year
But data in recent months suggests the government is finding less time to meet with stakeholders.
Reporter calls out restricted access at Liberal ‘open fundraising’ event
The party says it's providing reporters with 'unprecedented transparency and accountability' at these type of events.
‘It’s time for government to hold up their end of the bargain,’ new defence policy promises 70 per cent hike in military funding, 3,500 increase in full-time troop strength
Under new policy, Canada's defence budget rise from $17.1-billion in 2016-17 to $24.6-billion in 2026-27. That will work out to $62.3-billion in new funding over 20 years, and $553-billion in total defence spending.
Uber cranks up federal lobbying to fight requirement to charge HST
A former Ontario PC president is among the consultants Uber has hired to lobby the federal government.
An opportunity to rethink federal support for official language communities
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act in 2019, our message is this. To the government: settle the funding, then lead the public conversation needed to come to a modern, comprehensive public policy statement for official languages.
Lobbying activity dips, stakeholders have difficulty getting meetings
A lobbyist and former MP says expectations of a cabinet shuffle might be resulting in lighter meeting schedules for ministers.
Status Of Government Business
The Week Ahead In Parliament
Andrew Scheer appoints new Quebec lieutenant in his first shake-up of Conservative front bench
‘A shifting and adapting identity is in our DNA’: MPs, Senators describe what it means to be Canadian
Photo of the week
PUBLISHED : Monday, June 19, 2017 9:32 PM
The sun sets on the East Block courtyard on June 14, as The Hill Times hosts an end-of-sitting All Politics Party for parliamentarians, Hill staffers, academics, lobbyists, media, and more. The Hill Times photograph by Paul Lauzon.
No filters was the tone of the 2017 Press Gallery Dinner
PUBLISHED : Friday, June 9, 2017 1:14 PM
Diplomatic parties this week: Africa Day, Cuban dancing draw crowds
PUBLISHED : Friday, June 9, 2017 12:15 PM
McKenna speaks at Europe Day: this week in diplomatic parties
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:00 AM
When it comes to medical tests and treatments, more is not always better
PUBLISHED : Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 9:39 PM
Gaining Consensus: Getting Issues Heard In The New Parliament
PUBLISHED : Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 2:09 PM
Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change
PUBLISHED : Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 11:52 AM
Friday , July 7 , 2017
Germany holds the G20 presidency in 2017 and will host the Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg on July 7 and 8. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is likely to attend.
Wednesday , July 12 , 2017
The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement as well as publish its quarterly Monetary Policy Report. 10 a.m.
Wednesday , September 6 , 2017
The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement. 10 a.m.
Sunday , September 17 , 2017
Leadership candidates will have one last chance to pitch to voters before voting begins tomorrow. Toronto, Ont.