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Parliamentary Calendar


Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016

G20 Leaders’ Summit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to attend. Hangzhou, China. Sept. 4-5. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Bank of Canada Release

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

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

Scandal and the Road to Redemption

How do you protect your organization’s reputation before and after scandal strikes? Using real-life examples, this session looks at the core elements of reputational protection from a legal and public relations perspective. This is part of Gowling WLG’s Risk to Reward seminar series, 10 breakfast seminars on critical business and legal issues to be held at the firm’s Ottawa office throughout 2016. This seminar series is suited toward business owners, executives, and in-house counsel in eastern Ontario. 7:30-9 a.m. Sept. 8. Gowling WLG, 160 Elgin St., 20th floor (suite 2600), Ottawa. No cost, but registration necessary as space is limited. gowlingwlg.com/risktoreward

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Toronto Global Forum

The International Economic Forum of the Americas presents this annual summit on topics including finance, innovation, energy, trade and infrastructure. Confirmed speakers include: International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Canadian Ambassador to the United States David MacNaughton and his U.S. counterpart Bruce Heyman, Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi, Guinea President Alpha Condé, and the CEOs/presidents of companies including Suncor, CAE, Monsanto, and UPS. Until Sept. 14. Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W., Toronto. forum-americas.org/toronto/2016

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

A Roundtable with ex-PCO Special Adviser Ward Elcock

The Conference of Defence Associations Institute presents a roundtable with former Privy Council Office special adviser on human smuggling and CSIS director Ward Elcock. Sept. 13. KPMG, 150 Elgin St., suite 1800, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Not for media attribution and no media reporting. $15-$50. Includes lunch/refreshments. Register via cdainstitute.ca

Conservative Caucus Retreat

The Conservatives will hold a two-day summer caucus retreat Sept. 13-14 in Halifax. For more information, contact Cory Hann, director of communications, Conservative Party of Canada at coryhann@conservative.ca

NDP Caucus Retreat

The NDP are gathering Sept. 13-15 in Montreal. Please call the NDP Media Centre at 613-222-2351 or ndpcom@parl.gc.ca

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Carleton University’s School of Journalism 70th Anniversary of Granting of Canada’s first bachelor of journalism degrees

Women in Journalism Luncheon, featuring CBC’s Susan Ormiston, The Toronto Star’s Alyshah Hasham, Complex Media’s Anita Li, and CBC Ottawa’s Joanne Chianello. Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. River Building, Carleton University.  Tickets are $25 per person, includes lunch.

Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced Canada will host this world summit in Montreal. More details to be announced.

Leap to Where? Elements of a Canadian Climate Policy That Could Be Both Feasible and Enough

Thomas Homer-Dixon—Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Carleton University, River Building Theatre (RB2200). Registration: carleton.ca/fpa For more information, call Cassie Hodgins, Carleton University, 613-520-2600 x 2995.

Parliamentary Press Gallery Barbecue and Unveiling

The Parliamentary Press Gallery will hold its annual barbecue mugging for full-time members only in the East Block Courtyard on Friday, Sept. 16, at 12 noon. The gallery will also unveil the members’ photo portrait to commemorate the gallery’s 150th anniversary. If it rains, the BBQ will be held in Room 237-C Centre Block.

Women in Journalism Luncheon

Carleton University’s School of Journalism 70th Anniversary of Granting of Canada’s first bachelor of journalism degrees—Women in Journalism Luncheon, featuring CBC’s Susan Ormiston, The Toronto Star’s Alyshah Hasham, Complex Media’s Anita Li, and CBC Ottawa’s Joanne Chianello. Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. River Building, Carleton University.  Tickets are $25 per person, includes lunch.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Canadian Press/CBC Parliament Hill Open

Mont Cascades Golf Club, Cantley, Que., (30 minutes from Ottawa). Tee times start at 11 a.m.; best-ball format, with prizes for first place, second place and “most honest” scores, plus closest-to-the-pin and long drive prizes for both men and women. Sign up as a complete foursome or as a single or pair. Cost: $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, or reach James at 613-231-8602 or 613-794-0848 and Paul at 613-288-6611 or 613-293-3494.

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

Canada Army Run

This unique event, which raises money for injured and ill soldiers and military families in need, is ready to welcome participants from across Canada and the world as they run, walk, and roll across Ottawa. The half-marathon is 90 per cent sold out, while the 5K is already at 75 per cent sold out. The Commander’s Challenge, a new addition this year, is already sold out. For more information, including how to register, visit armyrun.ca.

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

House Resumes Sitting

The House resumes sitting on Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. after a 13-week break. The House adjourned June 17.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

2016 Canadian Inland Ports Conference

On Sept. 20-21, 2016, the Van Horne Institute will be hosting the 2016 Canadian Inland Ports Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This conference will bring together leading 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 BC; as well as major Canadian ports, airports, and stakeholders. Early bird registration before Aug. 22: $495. Registration after Aug. 22 $600. Please contact Bryndis Whitson at bwhitson@ucalgary.ca or 403-220-2114 for more information.  http://www.vanhorneinstitute.com/event/2016-canadian-inland-ports-conference/

Cabinet Meeting

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to hold a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20 on the Hill. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at (613) 957-5555.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

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

Consiglio Di Nino Honours Dinner

The former senator is to be honoured at this dinner. Albany Club, 91 King Street E., Toronto. albanyclub.ca/events

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, Sept. 22, 2016

EU-Canada Energy Conference 2016

The EU-Canada conference offers an opportunity to support the promotion of best policies and regulatory practices for efficient, sustainable and environmentally-friendly energy production and use. It will focus on such topics as unconventional gas and LNG, smart grids, and renewable energy, as well as COP21 implementation. The EU Ambassador to Canada will deliver the closing remarks. John G. Diefenbaker Building, Ottawa. It runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit http://eucanada40.ca/events/canada-energy-conference.

TD Presents The Walrus Talks Arctic

The Walrus ‎Talks returns to the Canadian Museum of Nature (240 McLeod St., Ottawa) on Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. TD Presents The Walrus Talks Arctic features leading Canadians giving short, focused Walrus Talks exploring the issues and opportunities that make the North unique. Featuring ITK president Natan Obed, research scientist Jeffery M. Saarela, aboriginal languages and culture advocate Fibbie Tatti, and more. $12-$20. Full event details and tickets available online at thewalrus.ca/events

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Canada-India Innovation Conference

The Canada-India Centre for Excellence will be hosting the Canada-India Innovation Conference at Carleton University from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The conference will bring together experts from academia, private sector and government to identify policy, technology, and business collaboration opportunities between the two countries, and how Canadians can build long-term relationships with their Indian counterparts. For more information, visit http://carleton.ca/india/cu-events/canada-india-innovation-conference. It is free to attend.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

ICAO Triennial Assembly

The International Civil Aviation Organization, a UN specialized agency headquartered in Montreal, will host its 39th triennial assembly. ICAO's 191 member states and a large number of international organizations are invited to the assembly, which establishes the organization’s worldwide policy. ICAO headquarters, 999 Robert-Bourassa Blvd., Montreal. Until Oct. 7.

Senate Resumes Sitting

The Senate is expected to resume sitting on Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. The Senate adjourned June 22.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

One Young World Summit

A global forum for young leaders (18 to 30) from over 190 countries, the annual summit allows delegates to network with peers, share ideas and develop solutions to address urgent global issues, Sept. 28–Oct. 1, Shaw Centre, Ottawa.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Bacon & Eggheads Breakfast

The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering presents a talk, Living with Forest Fires: Lessons from Fort McMurray, with Mike Flannigan, University of Alberta. Sept. 29, 7:30 a.m. Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre Block. No charge to MPs, Senators, and media. All others, $25. Pre-registration required by Mon., Sept. 26 by contacting Donna Boag, PAGSE pagse@rsc-src.ca or call 613-991-6369.

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Maritime Security Challenges 2016: Pacific Seapower

Presented by the Navy League of Canada, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (a U.S. Department of Defense organization), this conference will feature presentations and discussion on “The Strategic Nexus of Pacific Seapower.” Scheduled speakers include Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy and Admiral Scott H. Swift, commander of the U.S. Navy’s pacific fleet. Until Oct. 6. Victoria, B.C. mscconference.com

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Arctic Circle Assembly

The Arctic Circle is a network of international dialogue and co-operation on the future of the Arctic. It is an open democratic platform with participation from governments, organizations, corporations, universities, think tanks, environmental associations, indigenous communities, and others.The annual Arctic Circle Assembly is the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic, attended by more than 2,000 participants from 50 countries. Until Oct. 9. Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, Reykjavík, Iceland. Register via arcticcircle.org

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

EU-Canada Arctic Conference

The conference, to be hosted in Ottawa, aims to bring together Northerners and other decision makers from both sides of the Atlantic and to highlight the possibilities for close cooperation between Canada and the EU on Arctic matters. The event is part of the celebration of the 40 years of the EU in Canada.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

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.

EU-Canada Arctic Conference

The conference, to be hosted in Ottawa, aims to bring together Northerners and other decision-makers from both sides of the Atlantic and to highlight the possibilities for close co-operation between Canada and the EU on Arctic matters. The event is part of the celebration of the 40 years of the EU in Canada. To register/more info: eucanada40.ca/events/the-arctic-region

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

EU-Canada Summit

European Union and Canadian leaders are scheduled to meet in Brussels, Belgium. The EU Commission sees this “as the occasion to confirm tangible progress on the lifting of the visa requirement for Bulgarian and Romanian citizens.” The two sides are also expected to sign the EU-Canada trade deal CETA. Until Oct. 28.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

Annual National Railway Day Conference

This year’s team, Innovation and Investment: Building for the Future, will be hosted by the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers and the Railway Association of Canada, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., followed by a networking reception where participants will meet MPs, suppliers, and railway representatives. Continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be served. Early bird registration before Oct. 1: members and government officials $350 and non-members $450. Registration after Oct. 1 for members and government offiicals $450 and non-members $550. Please contact Lynn Raby at lynn_raby@railwaysuppliers.ca or 613-237-3888.

GTEC

Canada’s internationally recognized forum for enabling and celebrating information and communication technology leadership, innovation, and impact Canada’s public sector to be hosted, Nov. 1-3, Shaw Centre, Ottawa. Sandra Cascadden, Nova Scotia’s associate deputy minister of internal services, is the first keynote speaker.

Movie Nights Across Canada Ottawa Launch

Telefilm Canada and Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly, in partnership with private and public partners, are bringing Movie Nights on the Hill on tour across the country in 2017. In conjunction with Canada 150, and in celebrating Telefilm Canada’s 50th anniversary and its Talent Fund’s fifth birthday, Movie Nights Across Canada is poised to be the country’s most exciting, coast-to-coast celebration of homegrown talent, creativity and excellence in Canadian film. The launch of the series of events is happening in Ottawa at the foot of Parliament Hill on Nov. 1 in the soon-to-be-renovated Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre.

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

Meet Liberal Anita Vandenbeld at Tim Hortons

Friday, Nov. 4, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., 2970 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa-West Nepean.

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016

Canada-Africa Business Summit 2016

The second Canada-Africa Business Summit will take place starting Nov. 6. The Canadian Council on Africa presents this conference. Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen St. W. Until Nov. 9. ccafrica.ca/event/cabs

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016

First Conservative Leadership Debate

The first debate of the leadership campaign will be on Nov. 10 in Saskatoon, Sask., and will be an English debate. 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, Nov. 23, 2016

Shaw Rocket Prize

The Shaw Rocket Fund will host its annual Shaw Rocket Prize event to award three prizes of $25,000 for the best in Canadian children's programming on Nov. 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa. Ministers, MPs, media and special guests will be in attendance to celebrate the best preschool program, the best children's (6-12) program and the best youth/family program, as chosen by an international and children's jury. Invite only. More information: www.rocketfund.ca/initiatives/shaw-rocket-prize/

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

Second Conservative Leadership Debate

The second debate will be held on Dec. 6 in Moncton, N.B., and will be a bilingual debate. 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, Dec. 7, 2016

Bank of Canada Release

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

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 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.

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.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Manning Conference

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

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bank of Canada Release

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

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. So far, there are five declared leadership candidates: Conservative MPs Maxime Bernier (Beauce, Que.), Michael Chong (Wellington-Halton Hills, Ont.), Kellie Leitch (Simcoe-Grey, Ont.), Tony Clement (Parry Sound-Muskoka, Ont.), and Deepak Obhrai (Calgary Forest Lawn, Alta.). 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, 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.