Federal fiscal policies ‘sustainable’ over long term, says new PBO report
'Beyond the medium term, the tax burden under current policy is maintained such that revenues grow in line with nominal GDP, while spending on programs is determined by demographic and economic projections, consistent with current government policy parameters,' reads the report, titled PBO and Finance Canada Long-term Projection Comparison.
Lobbyists get ‘too much time’ in Senate committees, says ISG deputy ahead of back-to-Parliament meeting
The biggest group in the Senate will meet to talk lobbying, Senate rule changes, and key bills early next month.
Seven Conservative MPs face divisive nomination challenges, party denies it’s behind the move
Seven incumbent Conservative MPs are facing nomination challenges, including from top Jim Eglinski, left, Cheryl Gallant, Mike Lake, Kellie Leitch, Deepak Obhrai, above left, David Tilson, and Brad Trost. Since facing the nomination challenge, Mr. Eglinski has announced he won't seek re-election in 2019. Photographs courtesy of www.parl.gc.ca
Conservative MP Jim Eglinski told Hill staffer Ryan Oudekirk that he was ‘disappointed’ and ‘not happy’ with the nomination challenge.
Hill Life & People
Foreign Affairs Minister Freeland names fellow Rhodes Scholar alum as new policy director
‘It’s a nightmare’: MPs push for more help for riding offices flooded with dozens of Phoenix calls
The Post: a brilliant reminder of what democracy looks like
An American take on Canada’s defence policy
Summer jobs program anti-abortion clause is a crock of Liberal nonsense
People power: Canadians willing to shell out for clean energy
Health Canada adding staff, launches new branch, in preparation for legal pot
To deal with its new cannabis oversight duties, Health Canada created a cannabis legalization and regulation branch.
Watchdog petitions Federal Court to kill new appointments for lobbying, ethics commissioners
Democracy Watch has filed lawsuits in Federal Court challenging the appointments of Mario Dion as ethics commissioner and Nancy Belanger as lobbying commissioner, on the grounds that the Trudeau government did not meet the standards for proper consultations with opposition parties stipulated in federal legislation.
These provinces led in economic growth. They also price carbon pollution
Four provinces outperformed the rest, all while pricing carbon pollution.
Despite cancer and critics in her own party, Sen. Greene Raine aims for legislative podium as she approaches retirement
She looks to count the Child Health Protection Act among her successes in a storied career.
Ethics commissioner clears Morneau of wrongdoing in share sale
The Conflict of Interest Act bars public office holders from using insider information not available to the public for personal benefit, though Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson ruled that this 'was not the case' in regards to Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s sale of shares in family-owned Morneau Shepell.
Explosive book on White House provides fodder for Ottawa bubble, but little concern for Canada, say observers
The book made brief mention of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, described as a 45-year-old 'globalist in the style of Clinton and Blair,' who, in the early days of the presidency, 'came to Washington and repeatedly smiled and bit his tongue.'
Lobbying spikes in ‘wild card’ Senate as groups target new Independents
Engagement in the Upper Chamber in 2017 tripled historic averages due to the Senate’s independence, openness to amendments, and numerous newly appointed unknown Senators.
Where’s the beef? Industry stakeholders cry foul over Health Canada food guide freeze-out
In efforts to revamp the healthy eating guidelines, lobbying efforts suggest competing departmental priorities.
Champagne to announce new ombudsman for corporate responsibility Wednesday, after years-long campaign by human rights groups
The new ombudsperson will cover more than just the extractive sector, which has long been the focus of calls for the office.
We should tax meat and subsidize fruits and vegetables
It’s in the best interests of society for all of us to consume fewer animal foods and more fruits and vegetables. Taxes on animal foods coupled with progressive subsidies on plant-based foods would help us achieve this.
On NAFTA, Canada agrees to discuss the unthinkable
Sometimes governments talk tough when they are tough. But sometimes they do it to distract attention when they are preparing to cede ground, writes Thomas Walkom.
Ex-ethics commissioner Dawson calls for removal of friends exemption in Conflict of Interest Act
'There’s no way a friend should always obviate the obligation under section 11. The real test should be: could it reasonably be seen to influence you?'
Status Of Government Business
The Week Ahead In Parliament
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.
Photo of the week
PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 11:11 AM
From left to right, Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains, and Transport Minister Marc Garneau appear at a press conference in Ottawa Dec. 12 to announce the acquisition and integration of used F-18 fighter jets from the Australian military to supplement Canada's existing fleet of CF-18s, until a replacement fleet can be secured. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Diplomatic dos: Labour Minister Hajdu marks Finland’s centenary; Kazakhstan, Qatar celebrate
PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 12:00 AM
In pictures: Women’s March in Ottawa, 2018
PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 12:00 AM
Diplomatic dos: Sweden, U.K. host Christmas bashes; Romania, Poland, Algeria, Thailand mark national days
PUBLISHED :Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 2:15 PM
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
Thursday , April 19 , 2018
The Liberals will hold a national convention April 19-21, 2018 in Halifax, N.S.
Monday , June 11 , 2018
The International Economic Forum of the Americas hosts this annual event featuring speakers typically including heads of state, central bank governors, ministers, and global economic decision-makers. June 11-14, 2018.
Thursday , August 23 , 2018
To be held in Halifax, N.S. Until Aug. 25, 2018.