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Liberals to open up secretive Commons governing board

Liberals to open up secretive Commons governing board
'I have a responsibility at some point to bring in amendments to the Parliament of Canada Act, for example, around opening up the Board of Internal Economy,' says Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc.

TPP threatens to worsen inequality

TPP threatens to worsen inequality
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement's non-trade rules ensure that those with the most capital now can protect their position, at the expense of economic development opportunities for the poor and the middle class, and of the environment.

Health ministers must spend smarter and negotiate wiser

Health ministers must spend smarter and negotiate wiser
Why the new Health Accord could be Trudeau’s most significant achievement

Canada can learn a thing or two from Scotland on electoral reform

Canada can learn a thing or two from Scotland on electoral reform
The mixed member system enhances grassroots democracy—the ability of the average citizen to participate in the democratic process on a day-to-day basis. What’s more, it ensures local representation and balances out regional interests both at the same time. Thus, it would fit the political requirements of a diverse, federal country such as Canada.

Lobbyists in uncharted territory with new Liberal government, 59 per cent new MPs

Lobbyists in uncharted territory with new Liberal government, 59 per cent new MPs
Experts at Hill Times Events panel on lobbying share their tips for gaining access in a new political age.

Is political activity dead for Canada’s lobbyists?

Lobbyists have to stand down from any senior or strategic role in federal political campaigns.

COLUMNS

MP-sponsored private member’s bills that passed the House & died in the Senate:

• C-314, Breast Density Awareness Act (second reading) Sponsored by Conservative MP Patrick Brown

• C-643, National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day Act (second reading) Sponsored by Independent MP Manon Perreault

• C-290, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting) (committee) Sponsored by NDP MP Brian Masse

• C-350, an Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (accountability of offenders) (committee) Sponsored by Conservative MP Guy Lauzon

Monday, June 15 

• The House will consider Bill C-59, the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1, at third reading.

• The House Public Accounts Committee will meet in-camera to discuss information technology investments at the Canada Border Services Agency. 

• The Senate Human Rights Committee will meet to examine Canada’s international and national human rights obligations. 

• The Senate Official Languages Committee will meet to continue studying Bill S-205, an Act to amend the Official Languages Act.


Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Bluesky Strategy hosts Hillites, local politicos for drinks at Beckta Feb. 1, 2016

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Great Work Systems' Jen Hunter, Bluesky's Elizabeth Gray-Smith, and CMA's Kristen Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Attendees at the Tuesday, Jan. 27 event filled the glass atrium of the Performance Court Building adjoining to the back of Beckta restaurant on Elgin Street. A DJ was playing upbeat tunes all evening.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MP Scott Simms and Bluesky's Raphael Brass.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky's Susan Smith, CHEO CEO Alex Munter, Bluesky's Elizabeth Gray-Smith, and CMA's Kristin Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

NSERC President Mario Pinto talking to Phil Fontaine, former AFN national chief.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

NDP National Director Karl Bélanger.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bruce Heyman speaking with Huawei's Scott Bradley, and Liberal transition head Peter Harder.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MP Kim Rudd talks to Huffington Post Canada's Althia Raj.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Director of Communications to the House Speaker, Heather Bradley.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky Strategy's Codie Taylor, and Emily Smith in behind.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Kyle Harrietha, left, a staffer to Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Mike Storeshaw, director of media relations to interim Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Dentons' Scotty Greenwood.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki Heyman, Jen Hunter, and CMA's Kristin Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Reuters bureau chief Randall Palmer, Carleton journalism professor Allan Thompson, and The Hill Times editor Kate Malloy.

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