Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, pictured earlier this year, once again defended Canada's Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S. in an appearance before the House Immigration Committee on March 20.
Many of those crossing the border spent very little time in the U.S. before heading to Canada.
His predecessors have also been heavily lobbied, but Innovation Minster Bains ‘has even broader responsibilities than past Industry ministers,’ says lobbyist.
But the government was praised for programs to help indigenous and older Canadians attain post-secondary education, and for measures to bolster innovation-based industries.
Popcorn and grilled cheese at the Met or divine hors d'oeuvres at Riviera were among choices for those looking to take the edge off from budget day in Ottawa last week.
Canadian Press Hill reporter Mike Blanchfield, pictured last week in Ottawa, has been reporting on Canadian foreign affairs for about two decades.
In his new book, veteran foreign affairs reporter Mike Blanchfield analyzes Harper's foreign policy and looks at the challenges ahead for the Trudeau Liberals.
Post-Soviet states are also celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations with Canada.
Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc and international development DM Peter Boehm among the attendees.