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Parliamentary Calendar


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bank of Canada Release

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Diplomatic Hospitality Group

The Canadian Federation of University of Women’s Diplomatic Hospitality Group in Ottawa invites diplomats, their spouses/partners, and their families to this event, with the theme Historic Ottawa. It will feature a visit to the Billings Estate Historic Site, 2100 Cabot St., Ottawa. 10 a.m.-noon. A nominal fee will be charged to help cover costs.

Prime Minister Trudeau to attend NATO Leaders’ Meeting, G7 Summit, and TraveI to Italy and Vatican City

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Brussels, Belgium, to participate in the NATO Leaders’ Meeting on May 25. Following the NATO meeting, he will visit Taormina, Italy, from May 26 to 27, to participate in the 43rd G7 Leaders’ Summit. He will then go to Rome and Vatican City. It will be his first official visit to Italy. In Vatican City, he will have an audience with Pope Francis for the first time. For more information, news media members may call PMO Media Relations, 613-957-5555.

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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

NDP Leadership Debate

The party will hold a debate in Sudbury. 2-3 p.m. Cambrian College. 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.

Monday, May 29, 2017

House Sitting

The House resumes sitting on Monday, May 29, and will sit every weekday from May 29 to June 23, but it could adjourn earlier.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Business Council of British Columbia Parliamentary Reception

Members of the Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC) including leaders from business, First Nations, and academia invite all Parliamentarians to join them at a reception on Tuesday, May 30, 5-8 p.m., Renaissance Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier. Please RSVP to Hunter Doubt at hdoubt@globalpublic.com or 613-783-3452.

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement’s Hill Day Breakfast

Parliamentarians are invited to come hear how CFHI is turning innovation into action that is having a direct impact on the health of Canadians. Health leaders and family members will talk about a nationwide collaboration that successfully reduced the inappropriate use of anti-psychotic medications and is now being implemented in every nursing home in New Brunswick. The breakfast is by invitation only. Parliamentarians can drop in between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. at the Speaker’s Lounge, 216-N Centre Block, Parliament Hill. For more information, contact Graeme.Wilkes@cfhi-fcass.ca.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

5G Huddle

On May 31 and June 1, the Wireless World Research Forum will host the Fourth Annual 5G Huddle at the Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa, as part of the celebrations of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, a move supported by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association; Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada; the Information Technology Association of Canada; and the Radio Advisory Board of Canada. The 2017 5G Huddle will focus concretely on the transition from 4G to 5G, in other words on what needs to be done to lay the groundwork for widespread 5G adoption and ensure that we are prepared to capitalize on the opportunities and benefits ahead. For more information and to register, please visit 5ghuddle.com.

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.

Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala

Taking place on the shore of the Ottawa River at Lemieux Island (1 River St.), the gala is a chance to eat, drink, and groove to live music, while helping to protect the watershed. Featuring 2017 honorary riverkeeper Sen. Murray Sinclair, host Evan Solomon, and musician Kathleen Edwards. May 31, 6 p.m. riverkeepergala.com.

Polytechnics Canada Annual Policy Conference

The theme is "Building Canada through Skills and Innovation." Speakers include Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation; Martha Hall Findlay, Canada West Foundation; Kevin King, CAE Healthcare; and Barrie McKenna, The Globe and Mail Ottawa Bureau. The one-day conference ends with a dinner at NAIT's culinary school, Ernest's in Edmonton. Until June 1. Edmonton, Alta. For more information visit: polytechnicscanada.ca.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

A Collaborative Roadmap for Canadian Parliamentary Reform

Michael Chong, Scott Simms, and Kennedy Stewart, will launch their book at Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay St., on June 1 in Toronto. The book is called Turning Parliament Inside Out: Practical Ideas for Reforming Canada’s Democracy. Author proceeds will go to Samara Canada.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner

Press gallery members are urged to bring their favourite Parliamentarian to this annual event. Saturday, June 3. Canadian Museum of History. The evening will begin with a reception in the River View Salon at 5:30 p.m. The dinner will be held in the Grand Hall at 7 p.m. Tickets: $113 per person. Part of the ticket price will go to a donation to a charitable organization to further journalism. Tickets will be limited to a total of four per active member.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Diplomatic Hospitality Group

The Canadian Federation of University of Women’s Diplomatic Hospitality Group in Ottawa invites diplomats, their spouses/partners, and their families to this event, with the theme Canada’s First Capital. It will feature a visit to Kingston, including a bus tour, cruise, and lunch. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A nominal fee will be charged to help cover costs.

Great Canadian Debates: The Government Must Act to Save Journalism in Canada

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute presents this debate between former Toronto Star publisher John Honderich (for) and Postmedia columnist Andrew Coyne (against). 7 p.m. June 6. Barney Danson Theatre, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl., Ottawa. Tickets: up to $20. macdonaldlaurier.ca.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

APEX Symposium 2017: Celebrating Leadership, Innovation, and Diversity

APEX, an association representing the interests of the 6,400 federal executive community across Canada, is holding its flagship annual professional development and networking symposium. Speakers include: Salim Ismail, a Waterloo grad and global ambassador at Singularity University; Zabeen Hirji, chief human resource officer with the RBC, who will participate in a panel discussion on diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace; and Michele Maheux, chief operating officer from the Toronto International Film Festival, who will participate in a panel session on what it takes to be a top employer in Canada. The symposium invites participation from the public, private and academic sectors. June 7 and 8, Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa. For more information: apex.gc.ca/en/services/symposia

Saturday, June 10, 2017

NDP Leadership Debate

The party will hold a debate in Halifax. 3:30-5 p.m. Mount St. Vincent University, 166 Bedford Hwy. 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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Conference of Montreal: International Economic Forum of the Americas

This annual conference has the theme A New World: Managing Change. Speakers include: European Commission chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, Prince Albert II of Monaco, Power Corporation chair Paul Desmarais Jr., Transport Minister Marc Garneau, International Organisation of the Francophonie secretary general Michaëlle Jean, and more. June 12-15. Hotel Bonaventure Montreal, 900 de la Gauchetière W. http://forum-americas.org/montreal/2017.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bragging Writes Your Success: Strategies for Authentic Self-Promotion

This Women’s Executive Network speakers-series breakfast features Ottawa’s own Laura Peck, senior partner at TransformLeaders.ca. She will be interviewed by Megan Boyle, senior director of government affairs at the Canadian Beverage Association, to share how to develop authentic self-promotion strategies, when to bring them forward, and why it can help your professional success. Laura is also a fellow of the master of political management program at Carleton University. For more details and to purchase tickets, please visit wxnetwork.com. Rideau Club (99 Bank St. 15th floor, Ottawa). June 13, 7:30 a.m.

Friday, July 7, 2017

G20 Leaders’ Summit in Germany

Germany holds the G20 presidency in 2017 and will host the Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg on July 7 and 8. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is likely to attend.

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.

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

NDP Leadership Candidate Showcase

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

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

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. 29.

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, April 19, 2018

Liberal Party National Convention

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

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

Conservative Party National Convention

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