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Doern, Maslove, Prince to launch Canadian Public Budgeting in the Ages of Crises book on April 29

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MONDAY, APRIL 29

House Sitting—The House is sitting on Monday, April 29, and Monday to Friday, until May 10. It will take a week-long break and returns on May 21. It is scheduled to sit from May 21 to June 21.

Dr. Jack Mintz on Family Taxation—The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada presents a talk on family taxation with economist Dr. Jack Mintz. April 29, 12 noon-1:30 p.m. Free, lunch provided. RVSP to info@imfcanada.org. www.imfcanada.org

Book Launch: Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises—The Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration presents the launch of a new book, Canadian Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises, by Bruce Doern, Allan Maslove, and Michael Prince. April 29, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Free. SPPA Main Foyer, 5th Floor, River Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ont. sppa_events@carleton.ca

A Taste of The Arctic—Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), in collaboration with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, will host the premiere event of the season: A Taste of the Arctic. This spectacular event celebrates Inuit culture and cuisine, and provides an excellent opportunity to forge productive relationships with Inuit leaders. April 29, 6-10 p.m., $199. NAC, 53 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ont. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit: https://www.itk.ca/taste-arctic or to

The Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person, with Rabbi Harold Kushner—The Ottawa International Writers Festival presents an evening with Rabbi Harold Kushner. April 29, 6:30 p.m., members free, $10-$15 adv.; $12-$17 at door. Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St., Ottawa, Ont. www.writersfestival.org

Suffer the Child with Emmanuel Dongala, Kenneth Bonert and Mia Couto—The Ottawa International Writers Festival presents an evening with Emmanuel Dongala, Kenneth Bonert, and Mia Couto, hosted by Steven Hayward. April 29, 8:30 p.m., members free, $10-$15 adv.; $12-$17 at door. Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St., Ottawa, Ont. www.writersfestival.org

Referendums and Constitutional Change: Quebec and Scotland in Focus—A referendum on independence for Scotland will be held in 2014. This two-day international workshop will address the Quebec/Canada experience of referendums and the lessons this might hold for the Scottish process. April 29-30. Surgeons’ Hall, Nicolson St., Edinburgh, Scotland. http://www.surgeonshall.com/

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

2013 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada—Auditor General Michael Ferguson will table his Spring Report today in the House of Commons. Media Lock-up: 6–9:45 a.m. Office of the Auditor General of Canada, 240 Sparks Street, Ottawa
(for journalists accredited by the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery only). Journalists must respect the media embargo until the report is tabled in the House of Commons shortly after 10 a.m. However, journalists will be allowed to leave the media lock-up at 9:45 a.m. Internet access will be available for filing stories once the report has been tabled. News conference: 11–11:45 a.m., National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington St. To book an interview, call 613-952-0213 extension 6292. The 2013 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada contains the following chapters. Chapter 1, Status Report on Evaluating the Effectiveness of Programs; Chapter 2, Status Report on Security in Contracting; Chapter 3, Status Report on Collecting Tax Debts––Canada Revenue Agency; Chapter 4, Official Development Assistance through Multilateral Organizations; Chapter 5, Promoting Diabetes Prevention and Control; Chapter 6, Creating a Historical Record of Indian Residential Schools; Chapter 7, Federal Search and Rescue Activities; Chapter 8, Spending on the Public Security and Anti-Terrorism Initiative; Chapter 9, Employment Insurance Overpayments—Human Resources and Skills Development Canada; Chapter 10, Advance Funding––P3 Canada Fund; Chapter 11, Special Examinations of Crown Corporations. The 2013 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada, along with news releases for each chapter, will be available on the Office of the Auditor General of Canada Website (www.oag-bvg.gc.ca) immediately following tabling.

AKFC Seminars: The New Microfinance Handbook—Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) in partnership with Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration and The MasterCard Foundation, is pleased to host a workshop to launch The New Microfinance Handbook, which addresses the need for increased financial inclusion by examining the financial market system and promoting a thorough understanding of client needs. April 30, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, 199 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ont. RSVP to melisa@akfc.ca or 613-237-2532 ext. 131. For further event details, please visit http://www.akfc.ca/events.html.

Craig Oliver to Address OWCC—Journalist and author Craig Oliver will speak to members of the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club at a luncheon today. April 30. Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. www.owcc.ca

Group of 78 Luncheon Speaker Series—Kate Higgins, North South Institute, will discuss “International Development at a Crossroads: The MDF’s beyond 2015.” April 30, 12 p.m., $5 presentation only; $30 lunch & presentation. Presented by the Group of 78. Palais Imperial Restaurant, 311-313 Dalhousie St. Pre-register at 613-230-0860 or group78@web.net

Canada-India Relations: The Untapped Potential—The C.D. Howe Institute presents a talk “Canada-India Relations: The Untapped Potential” with Sudhir Vyas, Government of India. April 30, 12-1:30 p.m., $45 members; $89 non-members. Toronto, Ont. www.cdhowe.org

Famous Five Luncheon—Famous Five Ottawa in conjunction with the NAC’s Northern Scene Festival presents Premier Eva Aariak and Mary Simon, along with other leading women of the North at a luncheon today. April 30, 11:45 a.m.-1:30- p.m., $55. Panorama Room, NAC, 53 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ont. http://famous5ottawa.ca/

Panel Discussion on Intellectual Property—Dr. Michael Bloom will moderate a panel discussion on the theme of Intellectual property for individuals and institutions in the NCR, presented by the Ottawa Society for the Arts and Sciences. Panellists include Ken Larose, chair, National Archival Appraisal Board, and Jennifer Raoul, patent lawyer with Borden Ladner Gervais. Reception to follow. April 30, 6 p.m. Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, Ont. https://sites.google.com/site/ottawaartsandscience/

Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe with Lee Smolin—The Ottawa International Writers Festival presents a talk with Lee Smolin, hosted by Stephen Brockwell. April 30, 6:30 p.m., members free, $10-$15 adv.; $12-$17 at door. Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St., Ottawa, Ont. www.writersfestival.org

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now with Douglas Rushkoff—The Ottawa International Writers Festival presents a talk with Douglas Rushkoff. April 30, 8:30 p.m., members free, $10-$15 adv.; $12-$17 at door. Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St., Ottawa, Ont. www.writersfestival.org

Government Relations & Effective Lobbying—The Canadian Institute presents Government Relations & Effective Lobbying. The theme is “Winning Strategies for GR Campaigns in a Fiscally Restrained Climate.” Topics include Lobbying 101 and Creating a Successful Not for Profit Campaign. April 30. (Pre-conference interactive workshop April 29). Toronto Board of Trade, Toronto, Ont. 1-877-927-7936 or Canadianinstitute.com/GovRelations

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

Conservative Weekly Caucus Meeting—The Conservatives are scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 237-C, Centre Block. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.

NDP Weekly Caucus—The federal New Democrats are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting, Railway Room, 253-D, Centre Block, 9-11 a.m. noon. For more information, please contact senior press secretary Marc-André Viau at 613-295-9228 or marc-andre.viau@parl.gc.ca

Liberal Weekly Caucus Meeting—The federal Liberals are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting in Room 160-S, Centre Block, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, contact the Liberal spokeswoman Kate Purchase at 613-947-5100. 

Ottawa Economics Association/Canadian Association of Business Economics Luncheon—“Aboriginal People and Resource Development: Creating Partnerships that Work for Canada” with guest speaker Ken Coates. May 1, 11:45 a.m., $45 prepaid online, $75 at door. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St. Details and registration: www.cabe.ca or oea@cabe.ca

National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada Day on the Hill Reception—Director Sara Anghel and representatives from the Canadian recreational boating industry will hold an evening reception co-hosted by Conservative MPs Mike Wallace, Barry Devolin and David Tilson. May 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. East Block Courtyard, RSVP to Marina Connors at 613-783-6087 or mconnors@globalpublic.com

Megatons to Megawatts: Recycling Russian Nuclear Weapons—CIC-Saskatoon Branch presents a talk on “Megatons to Megawatts: Recycling Russian Nuclear Weapons” with Ken Seitz, Sr. V-P, Cameco Corp. May 1, 6-9:30 p.m., $25 dinner and presentation; presentation only, free. Saskatoon Club, 417 21st St. E., Saskatoon, Sask. http://opencanada.org/event/

INK + BEYOND 2013 Conference—Juan Senor, Visiting Fellow at Oxford University and co-author of the annual Innovations in Newspapers world report is keynote speaker at the INK + BEYOND 2013 Conference. May 1-3. Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ont. Register to http://www.newspaperscanada.ca/ink-and-beyond

Ethics and Immigration Law: Protecting Yourself and Your Client Without Losing Sleep—This panel will consider hypothetical situations based on case law and existing legislation to discuss how to avoid ethical situations that can damage your reputation and your clients’ interest and can run afoul of professional regulations. Presented by The Ontario Bar Association. May 1. Toronto, Ont. http://cba.org/pd/

THURSDAY, MAY 2

Eggs n’ Icons—This month’s speaker at Eggs n’ Icons is Nobina Robinson, Polytechnics Canada. Presented by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. May 2, 7:15-9 a.m. Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert St., Ottawa, Ont. 613-236-3631 or http://www.ottawachamber.ca/events/

The Power of Brands—The Economic Club of Canada presents a talk with Ken Chenault, chair and CEO, American Express on “The Power of Branding.” May 2, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $79. One King Street West Hotel, 1 King St. W., Toronto, Ont. www.economicclub.ca

Hamilton Mountain AGM 2013—The Hamilton Mountain FLA holds its AGM with guest speaker former Liberal MPP Marie Bountrogianni. May 2, 7 p.m. Hamilton, Ont. Contact: Tyler Banham: tylerbanham@yahoo.ca

From Financial Innovation to Innovation Policy—The Munk School of Global Affairs presents a talk with Scott Aquanno, University of Toronto on “From Financial Innovation to Innovation Policy.” May 2, 2-4 p.m. 108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Pl., Toronto, Ont. htpp://munkschool.utoronto.ca/event/

Vision Health Month Parliamentary Reception—CNIB hosts a lunch reception on Parliament Hill to celebrate Vision Health Month, aimed at educating Canadians about vision health and vision care to prevent avoidable sight loss. Members of CNIB’s board of directors, clients, volunteers and local residents will attend. May 2. Room 256-S, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ont. www.cnib.ca

FRIDAY, MAY 3

Against All Odds: The Estonian Perspective on the Future of The Eurozone and European Union—The Economic Club of Canada presents a talk with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on “Against All Odds: The Estonian Perspective on the Future of The Eurozone and the European Union.” May 3, 7:45-9 a.m., $79. Intercontinental Hotel, 255 Front St. W., Toronto, Ont. www.economicclub.ca

CAJ 2013 Annual Conference—The CAJ is partnering with Newspapers Canada to present a joint CAJ-INK + Beyond conference. In addition to the joint conference programming, CAJ will be facilitating tours of Parliament Hill and Ottawa newsrooms for delegates. The Annual CAJ Gala will take place on Sunday. May 3-5. Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ont. www.caj.ca

World Press Freedom Day Luncheon—The World Press Freedom Day luncheon, hosted by Don Newman, will feature the winners of the CCWPF cartoon competition on the theme of Free Speech in Hard Times, the winner of the Press Freedom Award. The keynote speaker is media entrepreneur Charles Senott. To be followed by a panel discussion on Access to Information. Space is limited. May 3, 12 p.m. Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ont. Register at 613-233-1699 ext. 6229. www.ccwpf-cclpm.ca

Tulip Festival—Festival season kicks off with a burst of colour. This annual ritual of spring welcomes more than 500,000 visitors every year to admire one million tulips that blooming in the National Capital. May 3-12. Ottawa, Ont. http://tulipfestival.ca/

World Press Freedom Day—On May 3, the world will celebrate the 20th  anniversary of World Press Freedom Day — a day to stand up for freedom of expression and the safety of journalists across print, broadcast and online media. It is in this spirit that UNESCO has chosen to celebrate the event with the global theme Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media”. The main event will be jointly organized by UNESCO, the Government of Costa Rica and the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in the city of San José, Costa Rica from May 2-4, 2013.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock EDA AGM—The HKLB EDA holds its AGM with guest Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett (St. Paul’s). May 4, 10 a.m. Admiral Inn, 1754 Highway 7, Lindsay, Ont. www.liberal.ca 

Liberal Luncheon with Guest Speaker Ralph Goodale—Liberal MP Ralph Goodale (Wascana, Sask.) hosts a luncheon today. May 4, 12 p.m., $30. Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre, 4177 Albert St., Regina, Sask. www.liberal.ca

Friendship—Learn about the origins of tulips in Ottawa and Canada’s role in sheltering members of the Dutch Royal Family and in liberating the Netherlands during the Second World War at the Canadian War Museum. Runs weekends until May 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lobby, Canadian War Museum,1 Vimy Pl., Ottawa, Ont. www.warmuseum.ca

SATURDAY, MAY 4

The Snowflake Ball 2013: Springtime in Paris—Springtime in Paris is the theme for this year’s Snowflake Ball, in support of CHEO Foundation and Screen Colons Canada. May 4, 5:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, Que. www.snowflakeball.com

SUNDAY, MAY 5

Family BBQ with Bob Rae—The York-Simcoe Liberals are hosting a family BBQ with special guest Liberal MP Bob Rae. Rain or shine, bring chairs. May 5, 12 p.m. Newmarket, Ont. RSVP by April 27 to yorksimcoeliberals@gmail.com

Parliamentary Associations—The Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group hosts the CAN-AM Border Trade Alliance Conference in Ottawa, Ont. May 5-7. For more information, please visit http://www2.parl.gc.ca/iia

MONDAY, MAY 6

Champions of Mental Health Awards—The Champions of Mental Health Awards, organized by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, celebrates individuals and organizations whose contributions have advanced the mental health agenda in Canada. May 6, 5:30 reception; 7 p.m., dinner and awards, $195. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. 613-233-8906 or camimh.ca

TUESDAY, MAY 7

Spring 2013 Ottawa Leadership Luncheon with Ambassador Kenneth Taylor—The Carleton University Alumni Association presents its Annual Ottawa Leadership Luncheon with former ambassador Ken Taylor. May 7, 11:30 a.m., $40. Laurier Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. 613-520-3636 or www.carleton.ca

Global Research Excellence: How Canada can Compete and Win—The Economic Club of Canada presents a talk on “Global Research Excellence: How Canada can Compete and Win,” with University of Toronto president David Naylor. May 7, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $79. The Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. www.economicclub.ca

UN Universal Periodic Review—A special de-briefing for MPs and Senators on how Canada fared during its United Nations Universal Periodic Review. Speakers include NDP MP Wayne Marston, Alex Neve, Amnesty International and Leilani Farha, Social Rights Advocacy. The following issues will be explored 1. Canada’s response to its Universal Periodic Review; 2. How best Canada might Canada implement domestically the human rights recommendations of its peer countries. May 7, 7-9 p.m. Government Conference Centre, 2 Rideau St. RSVP to wayne.marston@parl.gc.ca

17th Annual Bon Appetit—Once a year, restaurants come together to raise funds for local charities. Bon Appetit Ottawa is the most anticipated annual gourmet event in the Capital. Participants include Algonquin College Culinary Arts and Sandbanks Estate Winery. May 7, 5:30-9 p.m., $85. Ernst and Young Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr., Ottawa, Ont. www.bonappetitottawa.ca

Parliamentary Associations—The Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association hosts the National Student Commonwealth Forum in Ottawa, Ont. May 7. For more information, please visit http://www2.parl.gc.ca/iia

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

Conservative Weekly Caucus Meeting—The Conservatives are scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 237-C, Centre Block. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.

NDP Weekly Caucus—The federal New Democrats are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting, Railway Room, 253-D, Centre Block, 9-11 a.m. noon. For more information, please contact senior press secretary Marc-André Viau at 613-295-9228 or marc-andre.viau@parl.gc.ca

Liberal Weekly Caucus Meeting—The federal Liberals are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting in Room 160-S, Centre Block, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, contact the Liberal spokeswoman Kate Purchase at 613-947-5100. 

The Future of Long Term Care in Canada and a Plan for our Aging Population—The Economic Club of Canada presents a talk with PEI Premier Robert Ghiz on “The Future of Long Term Care in Canada and a Plan for our Aging Population.” May 8, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $79. The Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ont. www.economicclub.ca

Andrew Treusch to Address C.D. Howe Institute—The C.D. Howe Institute presents a Toronto Roundtable Event with Andrew Treusch, Commissioner of Revenue and CEO, Canada Revenue Agency. May 8, 12-1:30 p.m., $49 members, $85 guests. Toronto, Ont. www.cdhowe.org

Fifth Annual Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector—CMA Canada and CIPFA host the Fifth Annual Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector. The event honours outstanding contributions in financial management or comptrollership. May 8, 5:30 p.m., reception, 6:45 p.m., dinner and awards, $120. Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. www.comptrollershipaward.com

14th Annual Lawyer Play Fundraiser: The Best Man—The County of Carleton Law Association and GCTC present Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. Proceeds support the Youth Services Bureau of Canada and GCTC. May 8, preview performance, 7:30 p.m., $35; gala performances, May 8-11, 7:30 p.m., $100. GCTC, 1233 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ont. Tickets at 613-236-5196 or www.gctc.ca

World Economic Forum on Africa—The theme for the World Economic Forum on Africa is “Delivering on Africa’s Promise.” May 8-10. Cape Town, South Africa. www.weforum.org

THURSDAY, MAY 9

Global Research Excellence: How Canada Can Compete and Win—David Naylor, president of The University of Toronto, will discuss “Global Research Excellence: How Canada can Compete and Win.” Presented by the Economic Club of Canada. May 9, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. www.economicclub.ca

The “skills mismatch” and the myth of the irrelevant university—Allan Rock, president and vice-chancellor, University of Ottawa, will discuss “The Skills mismatch” and the myth of the irrelevant university. Presented by the Canadian Club of Ottawa. May 9, 12 p.m. Adam Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. www.canadianclubottawa.ca

New Nuclear Powers? The Challenges of North Korea and Iran—The C.D. Howe Institute presents a talk with Janice Stein, director, The Munk School of Global Affairs. May 9, 12-1:30 p.m., $45 members; $89 guests. Toronto, Ont. wwwcdhowe.org

 

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Resolved: Wealth has Too Much Power in Canada—From endless financial scandals to huge CEO salaries, has the time to cut the one per cent down to size. Speakers are Armine Yalnizyan vs. William Watson. Moderated by Jack Granatstein. Presented by the Macdonald Laurier Institute. May 9, 7 p.m. Barney Danson Theatre, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl., Ottawa, Ont. Enjoy private access to the museum’s private exhibit following the debate. For tickets, contact Robin Bourke at 613-482-8237 ext. 101 or robin.bourke@macdonaldlaurier.ca

Signature Lecture: Panel Discussion On MDGs—Speakers Barry Carin, CIGI Senior Fellow; and Kapila Mukesh, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, will hold a panel discussion on the UN Millennium Development Goals. May 9, 7-9 p.m. CIGI Campus Auditorium, 67 Erb St. W., Waterloo, Ont. www.cigionline.org

SATURDAY, MAY 11

LPC(O) Eastern Regional Meeting—The Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario) holds its eastern regional meeting. Speakers include MP Ted Hsu (Kingston and the Islands), former speaker Peter Milliken and Ron Hartling. May 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Ave., Kingston, Ont. www.liberal.ca

MONDAY, MAY 13

House not Sitting—The House of Commons breaks for one week until May 20 and will sit again on May 21. 

Islam vs. Islamism: An Evening with Daniel Pipes—The Free Thinking Film Society, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, and others present an evening with Daniel Pipes, president of the Middle East Forum, will discuss “Islam and Islamism” along with Salim Mansur, University of Western Ontario, and Brian Lee Crowley, Macdonald-Laurier Institute. May 13, 7 p.m., $20. Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ont. www.freethinkingfilms.com

Constructive Powers Initiative 2013 Workshop—The Constructive Powers Initiative seeks to bring new thinking, resources, and political will to bear on regional security challenges that have global significance, and help make existing global governance institutions work better. May 13-14. Toronto, Ont. http://www.cigionline.org/events/

Labrador By-election—A by-election is being held today for former Conservative MP Peter Penashue’s seat. Mr. Penashue will run against Liberal candidate Yvonne Jones and NDP candidate Harry Borlase. http://www.elections.gov.nl.ca/elections/

Parliamentary Associations—Visit of Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons and a Parliamentary Delegation visit Japan. May 13-19. For more information, please visit http://www2.parl.gc.ca/iia

TUESDAY, MAY 14

B.C. General Election—Voters in British Columbia go to the polls today. http://www.elections.bc.ca/

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

Parliamentary Business Seminars—The Canadian Study of Parliament Group presents a Parliamentary Business Seminar on “Technical Briefings: Committees – How they work and How to Work with Them” and discussion panel on “Parliament, Committees and the New Social Media.” May 15. $400 members; $500 non-members. http://www.studyparliament.ca/

26th Annual Global Forest and Paper Industry Conference—PWC presents the 26th Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry Conference with more than 400 CEOs, senior executives, and PWC leaders discuss how companies are capitalizing on brand new business opportunities and adjusting their business strategy to deal with a tumultuous economic climate. PWC’s conference is part of the week-long Global Forest Products Leadership Summit 2013, a five-day series of events and conferences focused on the global pulp, paper, wood products and fibre-based packaging industries. May 9. Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, B.C. http://www.pwc.com/ca/forestconf

THURSDAY, MAY 16

First Nations Reserves: The land private property forgot—Guest speaker Jonathan Kay, National Post, will give a talk on “First Nations Reserves: The land private property forgot.” Presented by the Fraser Institute. May 16, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia St., Vancouver, B.C. www.fraserinstitute.org

FRIDAY, MAY 17

The Great Sparks Street Food Truck Rally—Sparks Street will host 20 food trucks from Elgin St. to Kent St. and the public will vote online for their fave. May 17-18, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. www.sparksstreetmall.com

TUESDAY, MAY 21

House Sitting—The House resumes sitting after a week’s break, it will sit until June 21.

The Canada We Want in 2020 Speaker Series—Canada 2020 presents a panel discussion on “Confronting the Crisis in Public Health” as part of the Canada We Want in 2020 Speaker Series. April 21, 4:30 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. http://canada2020.ca/event/

Party Under the Stars—It’s a party under the stars with local celebrities, military, business and community leaders. Features a performance by Alan Frew of Glass Tiger, Conservative MP Ben Lobb auctioning off some prizes, and emceed by CTV’s Lianne Liang. Proceeds go to To the Stan and Back. May 21, 6 p.m., $30. Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ont. For tickets or more information, please call 613-889-1435 or www.tothestanandback.com

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

Conservative Weekly Caucus Meeting—The Conservatives are scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 237-C, Centre Block. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.

NDP Weekly Caucus—The federal New Democrats are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting, Railway Room, 253-D, Centre Block, 9-11 a.m. noon. For more information, please contact senior press secretary Marc-André Viau at 613-295-9228 or marc-andre.viau@parl.gc.ca

Liberal Weekly Caucus Meeting—The federal Liberals are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting in Room 160-S, Centre Block, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, contact the Liberal spokeswoman Kate Purchase at 613-947-5100. 

The Progressive Moment: The Obama Coalition and the Future of U.S. Politics—The Broadbent Institute and GRIC present a special lunch with guest speaker Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress. She will discuss “The Progressive Moment: The Obama Coalition and the Future of U.S, Politics.” May 22, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ballroom, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. www.broadbentinstitute.ca

Hungry for Change: Conversation on Food Justice with A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi and Paul Slomp—Octopus Books presents a talk with author A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi and Paul Slomp, National Farmers Union, on food justice. May 22, 7-8:30 p.m. Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave., Ottawa, Ont. 613-233-2589 or www.octopus.ca 

THURSDAY, MAY 23

Mayor’s Breakfast Series—This month’s guest is Bob Deluce, CEO Porter Airlines. May 23,  7:15-9 a.m. Jean Pigott Hall, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, Ont. 613-236-3631.

Michelle Valberg to Address OWCC—Michelle Valberg will speak to members of the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club at a luncheon today. May 23. Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. www.owcc.ca

Leading From Beside—Former prime minister Joe Clark will discuss the concept of “Leadership From Beside” and the benefits of developing a more collaborative model of foreign policy and international relations that involves state and non-state actors. Presented by CIGI and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. May 23, 7-9 p.m. CIGI Campus Auditorium, 67 Erb St., Waterloo, Ont. www.cigionline.org 

SATURDAY, MAY 25

Great Glebe Garage Sale—The Great Glebe Garage Sale is a treasure trove of new, gently-used and used items. May 25. Ottawa, Ont. http://www.glebeca.ca/events/garage_sale.html

Ottawa Marathon—The capital plays host to the Tamarack Ottawa Race weekend. May 25-26. http://www.runottawa.ca

MONDAY, MAY 27

House Sitting—The House resumes sitting after a week and will sit until June 21.

Confronting the Last Frontier of Public Transparency: Union Financing—Terence Oakley, Merit Canada, will give a talk on “Confronting the Last Frontier of Public Transparency: Union Financing,” to members of the Economic Club today. May 27, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $79. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. www.economicclub.ca

The Sometimes Annual Women-on-the-Hill Night—Women-on-the-Hill Night is a non-partisan social event for Parliamentarians and press gallery members. May 27, 6 p.m. Sidedoor Restaurant, 18b York St., Ottawa, Ont. For more information, contact Jennifer.Ditchburn@TheCanadianPress.com or Michelle.Rempel@parl.gc.ca

Parliamentary Associations—The Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association attends the 24th Commonwealth Parliamentary Seminar in Singapore. May 27-June 1. For more information, please visit http://www2.parl.gc.ca/iia

Parliamentary Associations—Visit to Canada of Evangelos Melmarakis, Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament and a Parliamentary Delegation. May 27. For more information, please visit http://www2.parl.gc.ca/iia

TUESDAY, MAY 28

From the Outside, Looking in: A Conversation with Former Finance Minister of Ontario Dwight Duncan & Steve Paikin—TVO host Steve Paikin interviews former Ontario finance minister Dwight Duncan. Presented by the Economic Club of Canada. May 28, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $79. Intercontinental Hotel, 225 Front St. W., Toronto, Ont. www.economicclub.ca

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29

Conservative Weekly Caucus Meeting—The Conservatives are scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 237-C, Centre Block. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.

NDP Weekly Caucus—The federal New Democrats are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting, Railway Room, 253-D, Centre Block, 9-11 a.m. noon. For more information, please contact senior press secretary Marc-André Viau at 613-295-9228 or marc-andre.viau@parl.gc.ca

Liberal Weekly Caucus Meeting—The federal Liberals are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting in Room 160-S, Centre Block, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, contact the Liberal spokeswoman Kate Purchase at 613-947-5100. 

The Competitive Edge: Success Through Innovation—The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and its nationwide network of local chambers of commerce to discuss Canada’s top 10 barriers to competitiveness. Speakers include Perrin Beatty, president of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce. May 29, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

CANSEC 2013—CANSEC is Canada’s largest Defence and Security Trade Show. May 29 & 30. Ernst & Young Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr., Ottawa, Ont. www.defenceandsecurity.ca

THURSDAY, MAY 30

Canadian Economics Association Annual Conference 2013—The Canadian Economics Association holds its Annual Conference 2013. May 30-June 2. HEC Montreal, 3000 Cote-Sainte-Catherine St., Montreal, Ont. http://economics.ca/2013/en/

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

2013 GG’s Performing Arts Award Gala—An evening of food, wine and  entertainment celebrating the 2013 Governor General Performing Arts Awards recipients. June 1, 6:30 p.m., tickets from $75. NAC, 53 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ont. www.ggpaa.ca

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Parliamentary Associations—The Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association hosts the 10th Canadian Parliamentary Seminar. June 2-8. For more information, please visit http://www2.parl.gc.ca/iia

MONDAY, JUNE 3

Parliamentary Associations—The Canada-Europe Parliamentary Group travels to Svalbord, Norway. June 3-5. For more information, please visit http://www2.parl.gc.ca/iia

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

C.D. Howe Institute Annual Directors’ Dinner—The C.D. Howe Institute presents its annual directors’ dinner with guest speaker Richard Fisher, president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. June 4, 6-9 p.m., $199, members, $299. Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W., Toronto, Ont. http://www.cdhowe.org/

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

Conservative Weekly Caucus Meeting—The Conservatives are scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 237-C, Centre Block. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.

NDP Weekly Caucus—The federal New Democrats are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting, Railway Room, 253-D, Centre Block, 9-11 a.m. noon. For more information, please contact senior press secretary Marc-André Viau at 613-295-9228 or marc-andre.viau@parl.gc.ca

Liberal Weekly Caucus Meeting—The federal Liberals are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting in Room 160-S, Centre Block, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, contact the Liberal spokeswoman Kate Purchase at 613-947-5100. 

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

Thomas Mulcair to Address Canadian Club of Ottawa—NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair will give a talk to members of the Canadian Club of Ottawa at a luncheon today. June 11. Ballroom, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. www.canadianclubottawa.ca

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

Conservative Weekly Caucus Meeting—The Conservatives are scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 237-C, Centre Block. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.

NDP Weekly Caucus—The federal New Democrats are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting, Railway Room, 253-D, Centre Block, 9-11 a.m. noon. For more information, please contact senior press secretary Marc-André Viau at 613-295-9228 or marc-andre.viau@parl.gc.ca

Liberal Weekly Caucus Meeting—The federal Liberals are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting in Room 160-S, Centre Block, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, contact the Liberal spokeswoman Kate Purchase at 613-947-5100. 

Caught in the Headlines: Everyday Voices in World News—CIGI and CIC Waterloo Branch present their Annual Media Panel – Caught in the Headlines: Everyday Voices in World News, moderated by TVO’s Steve Paikin. Panellists  include Allison Smith, CBC News; and Doug Saunders, The Globe and Mail. June 12, 7-9 p.m. CIGI Campus Auditorium, 67 Erb St. W., Waterloo, Ont. www.cigionline.org

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

16th Annual Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards—This year’s Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards, celebrating 16 years of journalistic excellence, will be hosted by CBC’s Amanda Lang. June 13. Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ont. http://cjf-fjc.ca/

MONDAY, JUNE 17

Fire and Ice in the Era of Obama and Harper—The Munk School of Global Affairs presents a talk with Michael Adams, Environics Institute for Survey Research and Celinda Lake, president, Lake Research Partners on “Fire and Ice in the Era of Obama and Harper: The Surprising Trajectory of Social Value Among Americans and Canadians.” June 17, 3-6 p.m. The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Pl., Toronto, Ont. http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/event/

U.K. to Host 2013 G8 Summit in Northern Ireland—The 2013 G8 Summit will take place June 17-18. Lough Erne Resort, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. www.g8.utoronto.ca

Parliamentary Associations—The Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association travels to London, U.K. for the 62nd Westminster Seminar on Practice and Procedure. June 17-21. For more information, please visit http://www2.parl.gc.ca/iia

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

Conservative Weekly Caucus Meeting—The Conservatives are scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 237-C, Centre Block. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.

NDP Weekly Caucus—The federal New Democrats are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting, Railway Room, 253-D, Centre Block, 9-11 a.m. noon. For more information, please contact senior press secretary Marc-André Viau at 613-295-9228 or marc-andre.viau@parl.gc.ca

Liberal Weekly Caucus Meeting—The federal Liberals are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting in Room 160-S, Centre Block, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, contact the Liberal spokeswoman Kate Purchase at 613-947-5100. 

MONDAY, JUNE 24

House breaks for Summer—The House breaks for summer and will resume sitting on September 16.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

Conservative Party of Canada’s Policy Convention—The federal Conservatives will be holding their national policy convention in Calgary, Alta., from June 27-29. Fore more information, contact Fred DeLorey at freddelorey@conservative.ca

Parliamentary Associations—The Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group travels to Park City, Utah for the Western Governors’ Association Annual Meeting. June 27-30. For more information, please visit http://www2.parl.gc.ca/iia

MONDAY, JULY 1

Canada Day Celebration—Celebrate Canada Day in the nation’s capital. Festivities will take place on Parliament Hill, downtown parks and on the streets of Ottawa. The party wraps up with fireworks. July 1. www.canadascapital.gc.ca

 

 

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