‘We’ll see more,’ Senate dynamics shift again as Greene becomes Independent, Alberta Senator predicts more caucuses to form


Sen. Stephen Greene will stay on as Nova Scotia chair of Maxime Bernier’s Conservative leadership campaign.


Government anxious to advance marijuana reform, bill changing impaired-driving law could move quicker than pot legalization

Liberal MP Bill Blair, who is parliamentary secretary to the Justice minister and the government's point-man on marijuana legalization, spoke with The Hill Times about the cannabis-related bills, and said 'there’s a lot of work to do and we want to get on with it, but at the same time I think it’s always worthwhile to make sure that you’re taking the time and making the effort to get it right.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright


Conservative MP Chris Warkentin, his party's deputy House leader, said the Conservatives are prepared to debate both marijuana legalization and impaired driving bills, and will be airing the 'major concerns' they’ve been hearing from people.

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Status Of Government Business

  • 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)
  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    Both the House of Commons and Senate are not sitting this week. Both chambers are scheduled to resume sitting on Monday, May 1 (though the Senate’s first firm sitting day is Tuesday, May 2).  

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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

    Diplomatic parties this week: Poland celebrates at Lansdowne

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    In pictures: MPs respond to Ontario, Quebec flooding

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    Gaining Consensus: Getting Issues Heard In The New Parliament

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Wednesday , May 24 , 2017

    The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement. 10 a.m.

    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.

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