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Parliamentary Calendar


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

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Celebrate Beer Fall Fête

The voice of the people who brew our nation’s beer host the Celebrate Beer Fall Fête, a bi-annual reception celebrating Canada’s most popular adult beverage. Event to take place at the Sir John A MacDonald Building, 144 Wellington Street, Ottawa on Wednesday, October 5th, 6:30pm-9:30pm ET. www.beercanada.com@BeerCanada

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.