Tory, Liberal Senators join chorus opposing justice minister’s drunk-driving proposal
Senators point to an already backlogged court system that they see getting worse if the blood-alcohol threshold for criminal drunk-driving charges is lowered. But advocates say it would send a strong message and change drivers’ behaviours.
All-party caucuses should make member lists public: animal rights group
The Animal Protection Party of Canada wants the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus to name its MP members who helped kill an animal rights bill last fall. Caucus co-chair Bob Zimmer said the group is searching for a scapegoat after a bad bill it liked was defeated.
Conservative MPs, Senators echo Scheer’s condemnation of The Rebel, but many stay silent
Clockwise from left, Conservative Senator Salma Ataullahjan says The Rebel ‘never represented’ her; she applauds the decision of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer to stop giving interviews to the site; MP Deepak Obhrai says he has no interest in doing so, and never had; and MP Blake Richards says the site made the right decision to fire one of its contributors, but does not rule out being interviewed by The Rebel in the future. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and Andrew Meade, photograph courtesy of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
There’s a market for a Canadian conservative news outlet but 'only if it’s smart, sane, savvy,' says a former Conservative aide.
MPs preparing to push private members’ bills seek broad support, but wouldn’t mind getting scooped by government
Hill Life & People
‘Tax fairness’ move a golden opportunity for Conservatives
What’s more sacred in India? Secularism or cows?
Freeland strikes alliance with populist Maine governor who understands value of trade
Supply management: Canada’s sacred cow no more?
Canada Post study catapults Government Operations to top-spending House committee
The Government Operations and Estimates Committee posted $340,958 in expenses since the start of the current Parliament in December 2015.
NDP second quarter fundraising numbers ‘disappointing,’ highlight ‘challenge’ ahead: Bélanger
Fundraising, organizing, and connecting with new voters will be ‘key’ for the NDP on the road to 2019, says NDP president Marit Stiles.
Conservatives shouldn’t focus too much on $10.5-million Khadr settlement or risk looking ‘intolerant,’ warn Tory insiders
Tories need to pay attention to pocketbook issues that average Canadians face on a daily basis, says pollster Nik Nanos.
‘Unflappable’ Goodale considered one of Trudeau’s best cabinet ministers
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale holds the cabinet portfolio that has 'zero political gain and a huge amount of political risk,' but he 'largely gets it done without incident,' says Chad Rogers.
For first time in known history, a U.S. president’s tweets play role in foreign affairs
Canadian diplomats are scrambling to understand the U.S. position on many issues which can change overnight and even hour by hour, tweet by tweet.
Striking the ‘delicate balance’ again
The government's national security bill is an important attempt to counter potential threats while maintaining public trust in Canada's spy agencies.
Serious business, Cattlemen’s Association spreads its lobby days throughout year
Beef producers group says lobby days only work when there’s a ‘consistent’ presence.
Setting aside differences, Liberals and Tories strategized to pass dementia bill
Conservative MP Rob Nicholson was 'unusually gracious' in drafting a bill that 'takes the politics' out, and working with the opposite side: Liberal MP Rob Oliphant.
Groups representing education, food, health research lobby on through dog days of summer
While there’s an overall slowdown in lobbying activity in summer, some groups have found it an ideal time to have meaningful dialogue with government officials.
A few staffers leave PMO and Liberal Research Bureau
Special assistant Chitban Sahni and communications writer Kait Laforce have both recently left the LRB.
Lobbyists, think twice about perception of undue influence
Lobbyists and political parties should be more proactive about warding off influence scandals before they occur.
Canada has opportunity to ‘turn climate action into a competitive advantage,’ says natural resources minister
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says investments by Ottawa and bold efforts to encourage the growth of clean energy technologies will put Canada on the path to become a powerhouse in the emerging low-carbon economy.
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Government House Leader Bardish Chagger, right, embraces Aparna Swarup, wife of High Commissioner of India Vikas Swarup, during the Indian Independence Day celebration at the Delta Hotel in downtown Ottawa on Aug. 15.The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
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Sunday , August 27 , 2017
The party will hold a debate in Montreal, Que. 1:30-3 p.m. Club Soda, 1225 St. Laurent Blvd. In order to vote for the leader, you need to become a member of the NDP no later than Aug. 17. Online voting begins Sept. 18 and a leader will be announced no later than Oct. 29. ndp.ca/event-rsvp/4jws8.
Wednesday , September 6 , 2017
The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement. 10 a.m.
Wednesday , September 6 , 2017
From Sept. 6-10, Canada will host the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in Montreal, Que. The 46th session of the IPCC will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters, 999 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montreal, Que. ipcc.ch.
Sunday , September 10 , 2017
The party will hold a debate in Vancouver. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr. In order to vote for the leader, you need to become a member of the NDP no later than Aug. 17. Online voting begins Sept. 18 and a leader will be announced no later than Oct. 15. ndp.ca/event-rsvp/4jws2.