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Parliamentary Calendar


Friday, April 29, 2016

Empire Club Luncheon

The Empire Club of Canada hosts a luncheon with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains (Mississauga—Malton, Ont.), who will speak on “The Innovation Agenda.” Toronto: Arcadian Court, 401 Bay St. at 12 p.m. For more information, call 416-364-2878.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Electoral Reform in 2016

NDP MP Nathan Cullen and Conservative MP Scott Reid will talk about electoral reform in 2016. Hear what the NDP and Conservative critics have to say about keeping the Liberal government accountable as their voting reform initiative goes forward. Let’s build a politically legitimate reform that works for all parties and all Canadians. Fair Vote Canada local chapter AGM; open to public; free admission. Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road. Doors open 6:30 pm, AGM business 7-8 p.m.; speakers 8 p.m.

Great Canadian Debates: Syrian Refugee Resettlement

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute hosts the Great Canadian Debates. Tonight, Green Party leader Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands, B.C.) will argue in favour of the resolution: "Mass resettlement to Canada is the best thing for the country, and the best thing for Syrian refugees." David Frum, a former presidential speechwriter and columnist-at-large in the United States, will argue against. 7 p.m. at the Canadian War Museum. $15 for students and seniors, $20 for general admission. Register online via macdonaldlaurier.ca or contact events@macdonaldlaurier.ca.

Melanoma Monday Skin Cancer Screening Clinic and Reception

The Honourable Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons, Liberal MP Bill Casey and the Canadian Dermatology Association will host a skin cancer screening clinic and reception from 3-6 p.m. in 216-N, Centre Block. For more information visit dermatology.ca or email info@dermatology.ca

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

18th Annual World Press Freedom Day Awards Luncheon

At the Chateau Laurier Ballroom at 11:30 a.m. Keynote speaker will be Suzanne Legault, Canada’s information commissioner. The CCWPF Press Freedom Award will go to a Canadian journalist who has made an outstanding contribution to press freedom or freedom of expression. Celebrate the work of cartoonists from around the world in the 16th Annual Editorial Cartoon Contest. Tickets are $65 or $120 for two, $480 for a table of eight.

A Taste of Moldova

The Embassy of the Republic of Moldova and ambassador Ala Beleavschi, in collaboration with Santé Restaurant, host an evening to promote Moldova. Enjoy some of the country’s best wines, delicious food and great company under the splendid sounds of traditional pan flute music. Featuring a display of paintings in wine by Moldovan journalist Vasile Botnaru. 6 p.m. at Santé Restaurant. Reserve tickets, at $55, by calling 613-241-7113.

Auditor General to Table Spring Reports

Auditor General Michael Ferguson will release the spring reports on May 3. The reports will cover: venture capital action plan; detecting and preventing fraud in the citizenship program; the governor in council appointments process in administration tribunals; drug benefits and Veterans Affairs Canada; Canadian Army Reserve-National Defence; and a special examinations of PPP Canada Inc. and Via Rail Canada Inc. There will be a media lockup from 6 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Office of the Auditor General of Canada, 240 Sparks St., followed by a news conference at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington St., Ottawa.

Auditor General to Table Spring Reports

Auditor General Michael Ferguson will release the spring reports on May 3. The reports will cover: venture capital action plan; detecting and preventing fraud in the citizenship program; the governor in council appointments process in administration tribunals; drug benefits and Veterans Affairs Canada; Canadian Army Reserve-National Defence; and a special examinations of PPP Canada Inc. and Via Rail Canada Inc. There will be a media lockup from 6 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Office of the Auditor General of Canada, 240 Sparks St., followed by a news conference at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington St., Ottawa.

Milken Institute in Los Angeles

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will take part in a panel discussion at the Milken Institute in Los Angeles, California. For more information, call 613-782-8782.

Movie Night on the Hill

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, along with Telefilm Canada, will host her first Movie Night on Hill, showing the Canadian Screen and Oscar Award winner, Room. May 3, 7 p.m., Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St., Gatineau, Que. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Nestlé Canada Parliamentary Reception

All parliamentarians are invited to join Nestlé Canada’s business leaders from across the country to celebrate 150 years of Nestlé ‘Good Food, Good Life’. May 3, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Daly’s Restaurant, The Westin Ottawa Hotel. RSVP to Laura Seguin lseguin@summa.ca or call 613-235-1400.

Poland

Poland celebrates its Constitution Day. It celebrates the constitution of May 3, 1791, which, though short lived, is considered to have been one of the first such documents in Europe. For information on any celebrations, call the Polish embassy at 613-789-0468.

The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)

Invites all parliamentarians and staff to come celebrate Canadian music talent at a reception and special live performances by Karim Ouellet and Sam Roberts on May 3 in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee Room 160-S in Centre Block from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will showcase music performances from English and French top-chart artists. RSVP by April 29 to socan@environicspr.com

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Avoiding Catastrophe: Linking Armed Conflict Harm to Ecosystems and Public Health

From May 4-6 in Montreal, join experts from the medical, epidemiological, veterinary, conflict management, biodiversity conservation, climate change and political science communities for this conference hosted by the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre. The event kicks off with keynote speakers Dr. Keith Martin (Consortium of Universities of Global Health) and Adan Suazo Morazán (Embassy of Honduras in Brazil) on May 4, from 6-9 p.m. at 1400 de Maisonneuve St., room LB-125. Free. For more information, see eventbrite.com/e/avoiding-catastrophe-linking-armed-conflict-harm-to-ecosystems-and-public-health-tickets-21273132512

Why the UK should leave the European Union

Lord David Owen, a former United Kingdom Foreign Secretary and European Union Peace Negotiator in the former Yugoslavia, offers a presentation on why the UK should leave the EU ahead of the referendum June 23. This event takes place at the Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert St., in the Rideau Room. Reception at 5 p.m., presentation and discussion at 6 p.m., optional dinner at 7:30 p.m. Register before May 2 at cicncbmay042016.eventbrite.ca, or contact ottawa@thecic.org or 613-903-4011.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Building Capacity, Fostering Collaboration: The Best Defence Against Dangerous Pathogens in Africa

Award-winning scientist Gary Kobinger, with the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg and the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Centre for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases Detection, outlines his approach to combating infectious disease in Africa. Hosted by the International Development Research Centre at the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel, 101 Lyon St., Panorama Room, from 2-3:30 p.m. See idrc.ca for more information.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Nobel Peace Laureate lecture

Hosted by Alex Trebek, the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, speaks on the topic of “Crossing borders to find common ground.” Cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and lecture at 7 p.m., Trillium Ballroom, Shaw Centre. Tickets (including hors d’oeuvres and one drink) $15 for University of Ottawa alumni and students; $20 for the general public. Register online by visiting alumni.uottawa.ca/en/gbowee.

Monday, May 9, 2016

EU and Canada Strategic Partners: Towards a New Generation Relationship

To celebrate 40 years of the European Union in Canada, the EU Delegation to Canada hosts a conference at the National Gallery of Canada, 1-5:30 p.m. Speakers include EU ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx, French ambassador Nicolas Chapuis, Liberal MP Jonathan Wilkinson (North Vancouver, B.C.) and the former trade minister, Conservative MP Ed Fast (Abbotsford, B.C.). For more information, and to register, visit eucanada40.ca

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

An Evening with the Canadian Dental Association Tuesday May 10

The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) invites you to its annual Parliamentary reception for friends of the dental profession, parliamentarians, and staff on Tuesday May 10th at 5:30 p.m. at the Métropolitain restaurant. Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, please contact Bonnie Kirkwood at bkirkwood@cda-adc.ca

Canada at the World Humanitarian Summit: Opportunities for Leadership & Legacy

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation, the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals, and the School of International Development and Global Studies are co-hosting a public event at the Library & Archives (395 Wellington St.), May 10, 5:30-9 p.m. The event includes a humanitarian expert panel, a political response panel, networking reception, and a humanitarian fair. Free and open to the public. Register on Eventbrite. For more information please contact Sara Thaw (sthaw@ccic.ca).

CCSA Hosting Communications Services Reception

The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA), which represents 120 independent and entrepreneurial cable, telephone and Internet companies, is hosting a reception in the Commonwealth Room in Centre Block, May 10, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. All Senators, Members of Parliament and staff are invited to attend and better familiarize themselves with our nation’s communications service providers. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Cynthia Waldmeier at 613-233-8906 or cynthia@impactcanada.com.

Hill Times Event: Women in Finance

Join Hill Times Events as we explore what it will take to encourage greater participation of women in finance. Opening remarks will be delivered by the Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Bardish Chagger (Waterloo, Ont.). Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 7:30-9 a.m. For more information, visit hilltimes.com/events/WIF.html

Launch of the Rio Tinto Award for Indigenous Students

Mining and metals business Rio Tinto co-hosts a reception with Indspire, an indigenous-led charity that invests in indigenous education, to celebrate the launch of a new award for indigenous students. Mingle with indigenous financial award recipients from across the country to learn about their experiences in the Drawing Room at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Invitation only.

The Canadian Dental Association’s (CDA) Days on the Hill

May 10 and 11 CDA’s Days on the Hill connects leaders from Canada’s 21,000 dentists with parliamentarians to discuss important issues pertaining to oral health. The CDA is the national voice for dentistry in Canada and is dedicated to the promotion of optimal oral health for Canadians. For further information, please contact Bonnie Kirkwood at bkirkwood@cda-adc.ca

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Canadian Rail Summit 2016—Canadian Rail Summit 2016, Canada’s leading rail event

Explore cutting-edge products and services from 50 tradeshow exhibitors, and choose from a wide variety of technical and conference sessions on key industry issues such as competitiveness, safety and emerging technologies. Register at www.railcan.ca/crs2016 and for more information, contact Janet Greene at 613-564-8109 jgreene@railcan.ca or Lynn Raby at 613-237-3888 or lyn_raby@railwaysuppliers.ca

Fit for purpose? CSO Transformation for Agenda 2030

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation is hosting its annual conference on May 11 and 12 at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health. This event brings together stakeholders from international development and humanitarian civil society organizations, key government officials, relevant policy-makers and academics from Canada and abroad. ‘Fit for purpose: CSO transformation for Agenda 2030’ will examine the challenges and opportunities facing CSOs in this new era of global development co-operation. For more info see: ccic.ca.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Digital Governance Forum

The Institute on Governance, in partnership with the Centre for Public Impact, presents its second annual Digital Governance Forum, with the theme “Democratic Governance in a Networked Age.” May 12-13, at the Adobe Conference Centre, 343 Preston St., Ottawa. Contact Franca Palazzo, fpalazzo@iog.ca or 613-562-0090 x 218.

Ottawa Branch Monarchist League of Canada Celebrates Queen’s 90th Birthday

Senator Serge Joyal will deliver an address ‘Canada’s Constitutional Monarchy: Honougin a Lifetime of Service by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.’ NAC director of communications Rosemary Thompson will emcee. The event is sold out.

Polytechnics Canada Annual Policy Conference:

This year’s conference theme is "Learning that Works: Polytechnic Education". Speakers include disruptive innovation expert Michael Horn, best-selling higher education author Jeff Selingo and ESDC Deputy Minister Ian Shugart. The conference will be held on May 12th and 13th, 2016 at Humber College in Toronto, ON. For more information visit polytechnicscanada.ca.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Events: 2016-05-13

Canadian Rail Summit 2016—Canadian Rail Summit 2016, Canada’s leading rail event. Explore cutting-edge products and services from 50 tradeshow exhibitors, and choose from a wide variety of technical and conference sessions on key industry issues such as competitiveness, safety and emerging technologies. Register at www.railcan.ca/crs2016 and for more information, contact Janet Greene at 613-564-8109 jgreene@railcan.ca or Lynn Raby at 613-237-3888 or lyn_raby@railwaysuppliers.ca 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Travers Debates

Maclean’s iconoclastic humourist Scott Feschuk, journalist Katie Simpson, and Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner and NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau are all going to be on the same stage May 17, at the NAC. Register at www.traversdebates.ca

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Conservative Convention

The federal Conservatives will hold their convention in Vancouver, B.C., May 26 to May 29, 2016.

Conservative Convention

The federal Conservatives will hold their convention in Vancouver, B.C., May 26 to May 29, 2016.

Liberal Biennial Convention

The federal Liberals will hold their convention in Winnipeg, Man., Thursday, May 26 to Sunday, May 29, 2016.

Liberal Biennial Convention

The federal Liberals will hold their convention in Winnipeg, Man., Thursday, May 26, to Sunday, May 29, 2016.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Events: 2016-05-28

Liberal Biennial Convention—The federal Liberals will hold their convention in Winnipeg, Man., Thursday, May 26 to Sunday, May 29, 2016. 

Conservative Convention—The federal Conservatives will hold their convention in Vancouver, B.C., May 26 to May 29, 2016. 

TUESDAY,  JUNE 7

Registration Now Open CIPMM’s 27th Annual National Workshop—June 7-8, 2016. The workshop fee is $875 plus HST and includes access to all keynote and breakout sessions. More than 400 delegates from PWGSC, ESD, DND, HC, RCMP, CSEC, DFATD, DFO, TBS, NRCan, IC, AAND, CIC, and LAC. Senior government officials from the lead departments and agencies will be at the networking reception. There will be exhibitors, subject matter experts representing both the public and private sectors. https://willow.reg-system.com/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f2016CIPMMNW

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner

It’s the 150th Anniversary of the Press Gallery, which will be cleebrated at its Annual Gallery Dinner held Saturday, June 4, 5:30 p.m., at the Canadian Museum of History, River View Salon. The dinner will be held in the Grand Hall at 7 p.m. Dress: cocktail elegant (black tie optional). For press gallery members and guests only.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Registration Now Open CIPMM’s 27th Annual National Workshop

June 7-8, 2016. The workshop fee is $875 plus HST and includes access to all keynote and breakout sessions. More than 400 delegates from PWGSC, ESD, DND, HC, RCMP, CSEC, DFATD, DFO, TBS, NRCan, IC, AAND, CIC, and LAC. Senior government officials from the lead departments and agencies will be at the networking reception. There will be exhibitors, subject matter experts representing both the public and private sectors. https://willow.reg-system.com/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f2016CIPMMNW

Monday, May 1, 2017

Conservative Party Leadership Convention

The Conservatives will elect their next leader on May 27, 2017, Dan Nowlan, chair of the party’s leadership election organizing committee announced last week. 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.