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Liberal candidates revolt in Markham-Thornhill as retroactive deadline seen as favouring top Trudeau aide Ng

By ABBAS RANA

On Feb. 20, the Liberal Party sent an email saying the deadline for signing up new members eligible to vote was Feb. 14.

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HOUSE OF COMMONS
  • S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (second reading)
  • C-5, An Act to Repeal Division 20 of Part 3 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 (second reading)
  • C-7, An Act to Amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act, and others (RCMP union bill) (consideration of amendments made by the Senate)
  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    The House of Commons is not sitting this week, therefore there are no committee meetings scheduled. MPs return from their constituencies on March 6. The Senate is sitting. Monday, Feb. 27

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    Photo of the Week

    PUBLISHED : Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 8:42 AM

    Conservative MP Blaine Calkins tries to get the puck around Liberal net minder Marc Miller during a charity hockey match in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. The fundraiser took place on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. The Conservatives won 9-3, and the event raised almost $6,000 for the charity. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Tuesday , February 28 , 2017

    The fourth party-sanctioned debate will be held on Feb. 28 at Maclab Theatre in Edmonton, and will be the second bilingual debate. Tickets on sale from Jan. 24. Debates will be streamed live online for all party members and all Canadians to see. All debates are open to Conservative Party members to attend. Debate moderator: Conservative candidate for Calgary Midnapore Stephanie Kusie. Themes include: crime and safety, and the Conservative Party of Canada, its membership, its governance, and its future. The Conservative Party leadership election will be on May 27, 2017.

    Tuesday , February 28 , 2017

    National Access Cannabis with PhytoSciences Consultants and the Peace Naturals Project invite you on Tuesday, Feb. 28 for a discussion about their recently launched harm reduction study on the potential use of cannabis as a substitute for prescription opiates. Guest speakers include Dr. Pritesh Kumar, Ph.D. and Dr. Shelley Turner. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Macdonald Room, Mezzanine Level, 6 p.m. All Parliamentarians and departmental officials are invited. Industry representatives and physicians will also be in attendance. Please RSVP to angelo.muscari@nationalaccesscannabis.com.

    Wednesday , March 1 , 2017

    The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement. 10 a.m.

    Wednesday , March 1 , 2017

    The Senate of Canada in partnership with Twitter Canada presents a Senate Social. Parliamentary Press Gallery members are invited on March 1 to the Sir John A. Macdonald Building, 144 Wellington St. for this “meet and tweet.” Featuring a panel discussion on Politics via Social Media with journalists Bob Fife, Marie Vastel, and Waubgeshig Rice. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. RSVP required: sencom@sen.parl.gc.ca.

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