The public services minister promised a plan to boost riding-office support within a couple weeks, but six weeks later MPs say they're still waiting.
Brian Card’s companies have won contracts over the years worth millions, but he ended up selling his last business after it pleaded guilty to bid-rigging. Now, he's back with a how-to book on procurement.
Clockwise from top left, Green Party leader Elizabeth May, NDP House leader Peter Julian, Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc and House Speaker Geoff Regan. Ms. May says the Board of Internal Economy, chaired by Mr. Regan, should be more transparent about which MPs are getting their legal expenses covered. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
The Board of Internal Economy has to find the right balance between disclosure and protecting privacy, says NDP rep Peter Julian.
In the tracking survey for the week ending Jan. 12, the Liberals remain ahead of the pack with support from 37 per cent of respondents, followed closely by the Conservatives at 33.8 per cent, and the New Democrats at 20 per cent, though pollster Nik Nanos cautions that it's just one poll and it's too early to see a clear trend.
She looks to count the Child Health Protection Act among her successes in a storied career.
The Conflict of Interest Act bars public office holders from using insider information not available to the public for personal benefit, though Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson ruled that this 'was not the case' in regards to Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s sale of shares in family-owned Morneau Shepell.
The book made brief mention of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, described as a 45-year-old 'globalist in the style of Clinton and Blair,' who, in the early days of the presidency, 'came to Washington and repeatedly smiled and bit his tongue.'
The 43-year-old Independent Quebec Senator knows he’s been given a second chance and says he’s going to try to do the right thing over the next 32 years in the Senate. But one Indigenous source said it will 'take years and years of quiet, dedicated hard work at the grassroots level' for Sen. Patrick Brazeau to redeem himself with First Nations.
'We've got momentum. So why should Perry Bellegarde be given a second chance? To continue the work that's been started, so we can bring it to completion,' says the AFN leader.
The Senate does not delay passage of government legislation. It’s the other way around: government delays passage of its own bills, since it’s the government which enjoys near total control of the House of Commons most of the time and it sits on bills for months on end in its own chamber, writes Senator Elaine McCoy.
In efforts to revamp the healthy eating guidelines, lobbying efforts suggest competing departmental priorities.
It’s in the best interests of society for all of us to consume fewer animal foods and more fruits and vegetables. Taxes on animal foods coupled with progressive subsidies on plant-based foods would help us achieve this.
Sometimes governments talk tough when they are tough. But sometimes they do it to distract attention when they are preparing to cede ground, writes Thomas Walkom.
'There’s no way a friend should always obviate the obligation under section 11. The real test should be: could it reasonably be seen to influence you?'
The Liberal-dominated committee's report recommended no new spending cuts, frustrating Conservatives, instead focusing on infrastructure, labour issues.
Natural Resources Minister Carr, Innovation Minister Bains, Finance Minister Morneau, and Environment Minister McKenna also topped the most-lobbied ministers in November.
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From left to right, Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains, and Transport Minister Marc Garneau appear at a press conference in Ottawa Dec. 12 to announce the acquisition and integration of used F-18 fighter jets from the Australian military to supplement Canada's existing fleet of CF-18s, until a replacement fleet can be secured. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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The Liberals will hold a national convention April 19-21, 2018 in Halifax, N.S.
The International Economic Forum of the Americas hosts this annual event featuring speakers typically including heads of state, central bank governors, ministers, and global economic decision-makers. June 11-14, 2018.
To be held in Halifax, N.S. Until Aug. 25, 2018.