Canada’s ‘permanent passengers’


The country is facing a flood of dementia diagnoses, and experts say simply asking patients to ride it out—with no say and no strategy—is a tragedy in the making.


Kevin O’Leary drops from Conservative leadership race, backs Maxime Bernier

Businessman and television personality Kevin O'Leary has jumped ship on the Conservative leadership race with less than a month to go before the May 27 vote. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright


'I’m going to do everything I can to ensure he gets elected,’ O’Leary says of Bernier.

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Status Of Government Business

C-4, An Act to Amend the Canada Labour Code, Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, Public Service Labour Relations Act, and Income Tax 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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There was a noticeable haze over Parliament Hill on '4-20'—April 20—the annual celebration of cannabis. This year's event had a more cheerful tone than usual, coming just days after the Liberal government announced new legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in time for Canada Day 2018. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

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Parliamentary Calendar

Monday , May 1 , 2017

The House resumes sitting after a two-week break. It’s sitting weekdays from May 1-19. The Senate sits from May 1-May 19 (with the first fixed sitting day on May 2).

Tuesday , May 2 , 2017

The Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association invites all MPs, Senators, and staff to their Annual Government Breakfast Reception. May 2, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Ottawa Marriott (100 Kent St.). Please RSVP to Nancy Hitchins at

Tuesday , May 2 , 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to hold a cabinet meeting on May 2. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.

Tuesday , May 2 , 2017

The next Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ Big Thinking on the Hill lecture features Stephen Toope speaking on Canada: A ‘nice hat for America?’ Toope is the director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and president of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. He will be joined by moderator Gabriel Miller, the federation’s new executive director. It is admirable to be humble and self-effacing, but that is not what the world needs from Canada right now. The world has changed fundamentally since the heyday of Pearsonian internationalism. Toope will discuss how a refreshed foreign policy for Canada will require tough-minded focus, and stronger and more diverse relationships. A hot breakfast will be served on Tuesday, May 2, 7:30-8:45 a.m. in the Parliamentary Restaurant, Centre Block. Free for Parliamentarians and the media; $25 for all others. For more information and to register go to or call 613-238-6112 ext. 310.

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