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Parliamentary Calendar


Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

Running out the Clock: The Strategic Use of Parliamentary Time

Time is the most precious resource within the parliamentary system. This seminar will bring together current and former Parliamentarians, academics, parliamentary staff, and journalists who will explore the management of parliamentary time and share their thoughts on the strategic use of time by the government and the opposition. This half-day seminar is presented by the Canadian Study of Parliament Group. Breakfast and buffet lunch included. $150 for members, $25 students/retirees, $200 non-members. For more information, visit cspg-gcep.ca, or contact the CSPG Secretariat at 613-995-2937 or info@cspg-gcep.ca.

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Prime Minister to Hold Cabinet Retreat in Alberta

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hold a cabinet retreat in Calgary, Alta., from Jan. 23-24. The PMO says the cabinet will discuss how to build on his government’s accomplishments in 2016 and how to continue creating good, middle-class jobs. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

A Policy Magazine Working Lunch

The Trump Presidency and What It Means for Canada-U.S. Relations and Global Affairs, The Rideau Club, 99 Bank St., 15th floor, Jan. 24, 12 noon-2 p.m. Policy editor L. Ian MacDonald in conversation with Policy columnist Don Newman; Meredith Lilly, Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs, Carleton University; Earnscliffe Strategy Group principal Yaroslav Baran; and Michael Coates, Global vice chair and former CEO for the Americas, H+K Strategies. Table of 8 are $1,000, ½ tables are $500. Information, info@policymagazine.ca or 514-943-3868.

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

International, Political, and Policy Studies Students Association

Model Parliament, begins on Wed., Jan. 25 and runs to Jan. 27, University of Ottawa, Ottawa. en.aeeippssa.ca

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

Diplomatic Hospitality Group Grand Winter Festival

The Canadian Federation of University of Women’s Diplomatic Hospitality Group in Ottawa invites diplomats, their spouses/partners, and their families to this event. Mon., Jan. 30. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Smithvale Stables, 3664 Carling Ave., Nepean. A nominal fee will be charged to help cover costs.

House Sitting

The House resumes sitting on Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, after a six-week break. It’s scheduled to sit from Jan. 30 to Feb. 24. It breaks for one week, Feb. 27 to March 3 and returns March 6 to 10. It breaks for one week, March 13 to 17, and returns for one week, March 20 to 24.

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

Bloc Québécois Caucus Meeting

The Bloc Québécois caucus will meet from 9:30 a.m. in the La 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, 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. Please call the NDP Media Centre at 613-222-2351 or ndpcom@parl.gc.ca.

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017

Bloc Québécois General Council Meeting

The Bloc Québécois will hold its general council meeting on Feb. 4 at Hôtel Mortagne in Boucherville, Que. The party is expected to adopt rules for its next leadership election.

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

2017 Energy Industry Updates and Insights: Reducing Emissions from Energy Use: Policies, New Initiatives, What’s Needed

The event will take place on Feb. 6 at the Westin Ottawa from 1:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. followed by a reception from 5:15 p.m.-7 p.m. At 1:15, Graham Campbell, president of the Energy Council of Canada will welcome guests; followed by federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr at 1:20 p.m.; followed by Peter Boag, Chantal Guimont, and Paula Vieira from 1:35 p.m.-2:20 p.m.; Andy Mahut, Rob Cumming, Joseph Galimberti, and Sarah Stinson between 2:20 p.m. and 3:10 p.m.; Dr. Jatin Nathwani, will speak from 3:10 to 3:20 p.m.; followed by Lance Jefferies, Thomas Mueller, Brent Gilmour, and David Collie from 3:35 p.m.-4:25 p.m.; and Bob Masterson and Shahrzad Rahbar from 4:25 p.m.-4:55 p.m.; Elyse Allan, president and CEO of GE Canada will speak from 4:55 p.m.-5:10 p.m.; and Colin Andersen, Energy Council of Canada, will deliver the closing remarks from 5:10 p.m.-5:15 p.m. The reception will be held from 5:15 p.m.-7 p.m.

Converge 2017

Universities Canada will convene young Canadian thinkers, visionaries and innovators in dialogue with leading thinkers from universities, businesses and communities to share ideas on building an innovative, prosperous and inclusive Canada for 2067. Come and discuss bold, ambitious visions of what Canada can—and should—become in the next 50 years. February 6-7, 2017. Shaw Convention Centre, Ottawa. For more information, visit: univcan.ca/converge or contact cdunlavy@univcan.ca or 613-563-3961 (228).

Equal Voice NCR Chapter ‘Promoting Women in Municipal Government’

The National Capital Region Chapter of Equal Voice is hosting this event to put the 2018 municipal election in people’s minds and to promote women in municipal politics. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Jean Pigott Place at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa,

Genomics on the Hill

Genome Canada invites you to meet some of Canada’s most accomplished researchers and experience cutting-edge science leading to economic and social benefits for Canadians. Don’t miss this truly eye-opening experience! Feb. 6, 2017, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Centre Block Room 256-S. RSVP Lucy Sorensen: 613-751-4460, ext. 210, goh@genomecanada.ca.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

2016 Census Program Release

The first in a rolling series of releases is today, on population and dwelling counts. Other results of the 2016 census will be released throughout the year, until Nov. 29.

Bloc Québécois Caucus Meeting

The Bloc Québécois caucus will meet from 9:30 a.m. in the La 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, 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 a.m.-11 a.m. in Room 112-N Centre Block, on Wednesday. Please call the NDP Media Centre at 613-222-2351 or ndpcom@parl.gc.ca.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

Bacon & Eggheads Breakfast

The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering presents a talk, Unnatural tremors: the science of fracking and earthquakes, with Gail Atkinson, Western University. Thurs., Feb. 9, 7:30 a.m. Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre Block. No charge to MPs, Senators, and media. All others, $25. Pre-registration required by Mon., Feb. 6 by contacting Donna Boag, PAGSE pagse@rsc-src.ca or call 613-991-6369.

More Than Words: Illustrating Data Webinar Series

The Ontario Council for International Co-operation is hosting data illustration expert Ann K. Emery for a free three-part capacity-building webinar series designed to improve international development groups’ ability to demonstrate impact. The series covers simple Excel tools for data analysis, data visualization planning, and design principles for reports, social media, dashboards, and more. Open to all. Of particular interest to monitoring and evaluation practitioners and development professionals. Space is limited and registration is required. Part 3: Design Principles, Thurs., Feb. 9, 12-1:30 p.m. Register via ocic.on.ca/morethanwords.

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

“Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe”

The Fraser Institute hosts this luncheon with Greg Ip. Friday, Feb. 10. Registration and lunch: 11:30 a.m. -12 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Weston Conference Centre, 1491 Yonge Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ont. To purchase tickets, please use the registration button below or contact our events department by emailing laura.chan@fraserinstitute.org or by calling 416-363-6575, ext. 529. Tickets: $36.75 ($35 + $4.55 HST). A light lunch is included. For more information on the event please click here.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

Canada’s Digital Policy Adoption Symposium

Moderated by CPAC’s Catherine Clark, Canada’s Digital Policy Forum is holding a digital adoption symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building. A reception will follow from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 200 of the Sir John A. MacDonald Building. Registration is complimentary. For more information or to RSVP please visit www.cdpf.ca or contact Denise Siele at events@cdpf.ca or phone 613-276-3274.

Canadian Welding Bureau: Parliamentary Reception

Métropolitain Brasserie, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., 700 Sussex Dr. The CWB Group invites MPs and staff to show their support for skill trades at their annual parliamentary reception at the Métropolitain. Interactive elements such as state of the art welding simulators will allow them to try their hand at welding, while industry representatives will be on-site to discuss the spark that keeps Canada prosperous.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence

The Conference of Defence Associations and CDA Institute present this annual conference. Until Feb. 17.

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute Confederation Dinner’s A Celebration of Canada

Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and MP; Mark Dockstator, First Nations University of Canada president; Charlotte Gray (moderator), acclaimed author and historian; MLI’s Brian Lee Crowley and entrepreneur Raven Smith will serve as the event’s co-chairs. Feb. 16, Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Que. For tickets, https://www.eventbrite.ca or call 613-482-8327, ext. 104, www.macdonaldlaurier.ca

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Diplomatic Hospitality Group: Canadian Heritage

The Canadian Federation of University of Women’s Diplomatic Hospitality Group in Ottawa invites diplomats, their spouses/partners, and their families to this event. Wed., Feb. 22. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Museum of History + IMAX, 100 rue Laurier, Gatineau, Que. A nominal fee will be charged to help cover costs.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Manning Conference

The 2017 Manning Centre Conference will take place from February 23-25 in Ottawa.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

Fourth Conservative Leadership Debate

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. The Conservative Party leadership election will be on May 27, 2017.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bank of Canada Release

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Visions for Canada, 2042: Imagining the Canada of the Future

This conference will discuss research and ideas that help imagine Canada’s future in 2042. March 2-4, 2017, Carleton University, Ottawa. More information: carleton.ca/fpa/visions.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Transparency for the 21st Century

More than 200 Canadian and international experts and advocates in access to information, open government, and government transparency will meet in Ottawa March 21-23 at the Library and Archives Canada for a two-day conference. With participation from the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada, the Department of Justice, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, and Library of Archives Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the Library of Parliament, and with a Canadian leading expert in open government. The conference themes will look at key issues and how they affect a wide range of Canadians including aboriginal peoples, journalists, historians, librarians, youth, and national security experts. The conference website will be launched soon.

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Relationship Between Parliament and the Agents of Parliament

Agents of Parliament are meant to be independent from the government, but it is the government that gives and sometimes diminishes their power, their independence, and their funding. Some say that we have too many agents of Parliament, and others say that we need more. This seminar will bring together current and former agents of Parliament, Parliamentarians, and academics who will share their views on that mysterious relationship between Parliament and agents of Parliament. This half-day seminar is presented by the Canadian Study of Parliament Group. Breakfast and buffet lunch included. $150 for members, $25 students/retirees, $200 non-members. For more information, visit cspg-gcep.ca, or contact the CSPG Secretariat at 613-995-2937 or info@cspg-gcep.ca.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

2017 CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference

The annual Canadian Federation of Humane Societies National Animal Welfare Conference features speakers and dozens of different animal welfare topics, helping to further professionalize the sector, build knowledge and set the agenda for Canada’s humane movement for the year to come. April 8-11, 2017. The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Dr. conference.cfhs.ca.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Michael Healey’s 1979

Canada’s Shaw Festival is set to co-produce a new production of 1979 by Michael Healey with Ottawa’s Great Canadian Theatre Company. The play takes us back to the eve of prime minister Joe Clark’s minority government’s defeat in a non-confidence motion. It’s a fast-paced satire incorporating political heavyweights and influencers of the era. The production will rehearse at Shaw Festival, premiere in Ottawa at GCTC and tour back to Shaw as part of its 2017 season. The Ottawa component will run from April 11 to 30, 2017. Tickets for Ottawa’s production on sale: 613-236-5196 or gctc.ca.

Wednesday, April 12, 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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bank of Canada Release

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

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Conservative Party Leadership Convention

The Conservatives will elect their next leader on May 27, 2017. The party is urging Conservative Party members to buy memberships or renew them in order to vote. For more information, contact Cory Hann, director of communications, Conservative Party of Canada, at 613-697-5614.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

CANSEC 2017

This is an annual showcase of technology, products, and services for land-based, naval, aerospace, and joint forces military units. Organizers say this two-day event is the largest and most important defence industry event in Canada. Until June 1. EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr., Ottawa, Ont. defenceandsecurity.ca/CANSEC2016/cansec/Overview.

Wednesday, July 12, 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017

Bank of Canada Release

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

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.

Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

The NDP Leadership

The race officially begins on July 2, 2016, and a new leader will be selected no later than Oct. 29, 2017.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

Bank of Canada Release

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

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

Conservative Party National Convention

To be held in Halifax, N.S. Until Aug. 25, 2018. The Parliamentary Calendar is a free listing. Send in your political, cultural, diplomatic, or governmental event in a paragraph with all the relevant details under the subject line ‘Parliamentary Calendar’ to news@hilltimes.com by Wednesday at noon before the Monday paper or by Friday at noon for the Wednesday paper. We can’t guarantee inclusion of every event, but we will definitely do our best.