Ethics czar working ‘diligently’ to complete Trudeau investigation, promises to report ‘in the near future’

Conflict of Interest Act and Conflict of Interest Code for MPs are ‘silent on the approach for continuing an investigation under a new Commissioner,’ says a spokeswoman for Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson.


House harassment policy has ‘weaknesses,’ ‘potential for abuse,’ say MPs, after Bezan-Romanado controversy

A controversial apology by Conservative MP James Bezan in the House of Commons last week for an off-colour joke made towards Liberal MP Sherry Romanado prompted MPs to reflect on the House of Commons' sexual harassment policy, and the intersection of politics and sexual harassment. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia, The Hill Times file photograph

MPs urged careful use or a re-examination of the House of Commons' relatively new and lightly-tested harassment policy, after a kerfuffle over a lewd remark from one MP spilled into the House last week.

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S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act

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.

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PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 10:01 AM

Supreme Court nominee Sheilah Martin exchanges pleasantries before the start of her question-and-answer session with members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, members of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, and representatives from the Bloc Québécois and the Green Party, in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

NDP leadership showcase event in Hamilton

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CPAC rings in 25 years with packed bash

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 12:45 AM

Gaining Consensus: Getting Issues Heard In The New Parliament

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Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change

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Parliamentary Calendar

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.

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