Former prime minister Stephen Harper resigned from Parliament on Aug. 26. The Conservatives will nominate their new candidate in the riding of Calgary Heritage on Oct. 22. Calgary lawyer Rick Billington, businessman Bob Benzen and Calgary city lawyer Paul Frank, not pictured, are seeking the Conservative Party nomination. More candidates could enter the race before the Sept. 21 deadline. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and photo handouts

Calgary Heritage

Conservatives line up to run for nomination in Harper’s Calgary Heritage riding


Three candidates have been approved so far, and more are anticipated to run for one of the safest Conservative seats in the country.



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Status Of Government Business

  • C-2, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (third reading)
  • C-4, An Act to Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act, and the Income Tax Act (report stage)
  • C-5, An Act to Repeal Division 20 of Part 3 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 (second reading)
  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    The House and Senate are back this week. The House Finance Committee is beginning its pre-budget consultations, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote will both be testifying at committee meetings this week, and the Electoral Reform Committee takes its consultation on the road. Here’s what’s on the agenda at House of Commons and Senate committees.

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