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Parliamentary Calendar


Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017

NDP Leadership Debate

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, Sept. 6, 2017

Bank of Canada Release

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

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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, Sept. 10, 2017

NDP Leadership Debate

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

Census Data Release

On Sept. 13, Statistics Canada will release data from the 2016 census on income.

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017

Canadian Press/CBC Golf Tournament

The second annual Parliament Hill Open is taking place Saturday, Sept. 16. Mont Cascades Golf Club, Cantley, Que. (30 minutes from Ottawa). Tee times start around 11 a.m.; best-ball format, with a bevy of prizes, and an auction raising money for the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award, a six-week CP internship for an aspiring photographer that honours the memory of one of its most celebrated and popular press gallery members. Sign up as a complete foursome or as a single or pair. $95, includes green fee, power cart, and steak dinner. Email CP Ottawa’s James McCarten (james.mccarten@thecanadianpress.com) or the CBC’s Paul MacInnis (paul.macinnis@cbc.ca) for more information or to hold your space.

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

10th edition of the Canada Army Run

This annual race weekend features members of the public and Canadian Armed Forces. Sunday, Sept. 17. Register online via armyrun.ca. Festival Plaza, Ottawa City Hall.

NDP Leadership Candidate Showcase

Leadership candidates will have one last chance to pitch to voters before voting begins tomorrow. Hamilton, Ont.

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

House Resumes

The House of Commons resumes on Sept. 18 and is scheduled to sit weekdays until Oct. 6. It will take a one-week break, Oct. 9-13. It will sit again for four consecutive weeks, meeting weekdays from Monday, Oct. 16 to Friday, Nov. 10. It will take a one-week break from Nov. 13-17 and will return on Monday, Nov. 20, to sit every weekday for four consecutive weeks until Friday, Dec. 15. The House is scheduled to adjourn that day.

Online Voting Begins in NDP Leadership Race

The first ballot results announcement will take place Oct. 1, and subsequent ballot results each following week until a winner is determined. A new leader will be selected no later than Oct. 15.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

Consumers 150: The State of Canadian Consumer Rights and Advocacy

This two-day conference will examine issues affecting Canadian consumers, including the cost of prescription drugs, sharing economy platforms, air passenger protections, and much more. Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 19-20. For complete information and to register, please visit consumers150.ca. The conference is being hosted by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Option consommateurs, the Consumers Council of Canada, and Union des consommateurs.

Senate Resumes

The Senate is set to resume on Sept. 19. It is scheduled to sit Tuesday to Thursday (with the option of adding Mondays and Fridays) for three consecutive weeks until Oct. 5, with a break week Oct. 9-13. It will resume sitting Oct. 17 to Nov. 9, which will be followed by another break week, Nov. 13-17. It will come back Nov. 21 to Dec. 22.

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

Bloc Québécois Caucus Meeting

The Bloc Québécois caucus will meet from 9:30 a.m. in the Francophonie room (263-S) in Centre Bock, on Wednesday. For more information, call press attaché Julie Groleau, 514-792-2529.

Conservative Caucus Meeting

The Conservatives will meet for their national caucus meeting. For more information, contact Cory Hann, director of communications with the Conservative Party of Canada at coryhann@conservative.ca.

Liberal Caucus Meeting

The Liberals will meet in Room 237-C Centre Block on Parliament Hill. For more information, please call Liberal Party media relations at media@liberal.ca or 613-627-2384.

NDP Caucus Meeting

The NDP caucus will meet from 9:15-11 a.m. in Room 112-N Centre Block, on Wednesday. For more information, please call the NDP Media Centre at 613-222-2351 or ndpcom@parl.gc.ca.

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

The Walrus Talks: Africa’s Next Generation

This event will highlight the next generation of African leaders, education access and equality, youth, gender equality, and social justice issues. Featuring Amos Odero (The MasterCard Foundation), Ahmed Osaa (Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute volunteer), Kim Samuel (McGill University professor), Violette Uwamutana (DOT Rwanda), and more. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, Aga Khan Foundation Canada, 199 Sussex Dr., Ottawa. Registration required. $12-$20. For tickets, visit eventbrite.ca/e/the-walrus-talks-africas-next-generation-ottawa-tickets-34674188431.

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017

Canada Media Fund Showcase 2017

The Canada Media Fund will host its second annual showcase event, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Sir John A. Macdonald Building (144 Wellington St., Ottawa). The event will feature the best of Canadian television and digital productions, including opportunities to experience new video games and virtual reality projects funded by the Canada Media Fund, and interact with the stars of top Canadian television shows. For more information, please email rsvp@summa.ca.

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

First Ballot of Online Voting Closes in NDP Leadership Race

The first ballot results announcement will take place Oct. 1 in Toronto, and subsequent ballot results each following week until a winner is determined. A new leader will be selected no later than Oct. 15.

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

2017 Canadian Inland Ports Conference

On Oct. 4 and 5, 2017, the Van Horne Institute will host the 2017 Canadian Inland Ports Conference in Calgary, Alta. This conference will focus on the theme: Canada’s Ports: Gateways to Enable Trade, which will bring together experts from around the world to discuss inland ports and their importance to their local, provincial, and national economies. It will showcase five of Canada’s inland ports located across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia; as well as major Canadian ports and stakeholders. Early-bird registration before Sept. 5: $895. Registration after Sept. 5: $995. Please contact Bryndis Whitson at bwhitson@vanhorneinstitute.com or 587-430-0292 for more information. http://www.vanhorneinstitute.com/event/2017-canadian-inland-ports-conference/.

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

NDP Leadership

The race officially began on July 2, 2016, and a new leader will be selected no later than Oct. 15, 2017.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

Concordia University Presents The Walrus Talks Disruption

Our world is rapidly changing, and Canada needs to keep up. Join The Walrus Talks and Concordia for The Walrus Talks Disruption, happening at the National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin St., on Oct. 24, 7-9 p.m. Seven speakers—including CBC radio host Terry O'Reilly, writer Lisa Charleyboy, and more—will discuss changes in health care, technology, industry, media, and more. Full event details and tickets are available online at thewalrus.ca/events.

Universities Canada Presents Homecoming 2017

Join university presidents, students, and researchers from across Canada for a fun fall gathering in the spirit of a campus homecoming celebration. Tuesday, Oct. 24. 6:30 p.m. Riviera, 62 Sparks St. By invitation only. For inquiries, please contact rsvp@univcan.ca or 613-563-3961 (226).

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Bank of Canada Release

The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement as well as publish its quarterly Monetary Policy Report. 10 a.m.

Census Data Release

On Oct. 25, Statistics Canada will release data from the 2016 census on immigration and ethnocultural diversity, housing, and Aboriginal peoples.

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

Toronto Global Forum

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. Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference

Canada will host this conference. Nov. 14-15, 2017. Vancouver, B.C. canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/campaigns/peacekeeping-defence-ministerial.html.

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

McKesson Presents: The Walrus Talks Health

The Walrus Talks returns to Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 28 for The Walrus Talks Health at the Canadian Museum of Nature (240 McLeod St.) from 7-10 p.m. Six speakers—including Deep Genomics CEO Brendan Frey, Women’s College Research Institute senior scientist Dr. Steve Narod, and Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement president Maureen O’Neil—will discuss innovation in medicine and the health-care system of the future. Full event details and tickets are available online at thewalrus.ca/events.

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

Census Data Release

On Nov. 29, Statistics Canada will release data from the 2016 census on education, labour, the journey to work, language of work, and mobility and migration of Canadians.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

Bank of Canada Release

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

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Liberal Party National Convention

The Liberals will hold a national convention April 19-21, 2018 in Halifax, N.S.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Conference of Montreal

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, Aug. 23, 2018

Conservative Party National Convention

To be held in Halifax, N.S. Until Aug. 25, 2018.