Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette started his march from Saskatchewan to Manitoba last week. He's walking, skiing in this 1,000 kilometres trek from North Battleford, Sask. to Winnipeg, Man. Photograph courtesy of Robert-Falcon Ouellette
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has tweaked her political staff roster.
The Board of Internal Economy separately approved the Special Committee on Electoral Reform's travel budget. It requested $540,000-plus.
Karina Gould, François Philippe-Champagne, and Ahmed Hussen take high-profile positions in Justin Trudeau’s shifted cabinet, while John McCallum will be named ambassador to China and Stéphane Dion's future is uncertain. MaryAnn Mihychuk was shuffled out of cabinet altogether but retains her seat as an MP.
Historian Paul Litt dives into Trudeaumania and comes up with fresh, new perspectives.
Alex Marland talks about his book Brand Command: Canadian Politics and Democracy in the Age of Message Control.
At least eight heads of mission have come to the end of their posting so far in December and January.
The Trump Presidency and What It Means for Canada-U.S. Relations and Global Affairs, The Rideau Club, 99 Bank St., 15th floor, Jan. 24, 12 noon-2 p.m. Policy editor L. Ian MacDonald in conversation with Policy columnist Don Newman; Meredith Lilly, Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs, Carleton University; Earnscliffe Strategy Group principal Yaroslav Baran; and Michael Coates, Global vice chair and former CEO for the Americas, H+K Strategies. Table of 8 are $1,000, ½ tables are $500. Information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-943-3868.
Model Parliament, begins on Wed., Jan. 25 and runs to Jan. 27, University of Ottawa, Ottawa. en.aeeippssa.ca
The House resumes sitting on Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, after a six-week break. It’s scheduled to sit from Jan. 30 to Feb. 24. It breaks for one week, Feb. 27 to March 3 and returns March 6 to 10. It breaks for one week, March 13 to 17, and returns for one week, March 20 to 24.
The Canadian Federation of University of Women’s Diplomatic Hospitality Group in Ottawa invites diplomats, their spouses/partners, and their families to this event. Mon., Jan. 30. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Smithvale Stables, 3664 Carling Ave., Nepean. A nominal fee will be charged to help cover costs.