Less than a quarter of caucus undeclared in Conservative race, with a month to go


Nearly three-quarters of caucus has endorsed a candidate; Scheer and O’Toole are neck and neck. O'Leary, who had four caucus supporters, announced he's quitting the race and supporting Bernier.


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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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)

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Parliamentary Calendar

Wednesday , April 26 , 2017

In the second event of a five-part dialogue series “Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship,” the Institute on Governance, with Canadians for a New Partnership, are bringing together experts April 25-26 at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in Vancouver to share their vision in an open forum for the future relationship between the Crown and indigenous peoples, and help define the characteristics of an approach that recognizes and respects the distinctions between indigenous peoples. Keynote addresses include Senator Murray Sinclair and Keith Harper, former U.S. ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council. For more information, please visit or contact Corinne Carroll at

Wednesday , April 26 , 2017

View a presentation by Arthur Hanson on China and Global Green Prosperity. Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St., April 26, 7:30 p.m. Free for members of the Canada China Friendship Society, $5 for non-members.

Wednesday , April 26 , 2017

Catch this exhibition April 26 to May 16, 2017. Open weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., weekends 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Japanese culture demonstrations every Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. The Embassy of Japan in Canada, auditorium, 255 Sussex Dr., Ottawa. Free admission.

Friday , April 28 , 2017

The federal government recently announced it would review the laws and policies related to indigenous peoples, and it has struck a cabinet working group to lead the task. Of these laws, the 141-year-old Indian Act stands out as one of the most complex and most reviled. What is the history behind this colonial law? How does it function? Is there any hope we will be able to remove it from the books and replace it with a framework that better reflects a nation-to-nation relationship? This workshop, presented by Policy Options magazine (a digital publication of the Institute for Research on Public Policy), will bring together three leading experts to help answer our basic questions about the act, with the aim of building knowledge around this key policy question facing our country. Friday, April 28, 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets and information available at:

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