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It’s Movie Night on the Hill, Dec. 1

MONDAY, DEC. 1
House is Sitting—The House is sitting this week and is scheduled to sit until Dec. 12.
P3s are Working: The Role of the Financial Sector in Successful Infrastructure Projects and Why you Should Care—The Empire Club of Canada presents a talk with Janet L. Ecker, president and CEO, Toronto Financial Services Alliance. Dec 1, 12 p.m., $95. Hilton Hotel, Ballroom, 145 Richmond St. W., Toronto, Ont. www.empireclub.org
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Reception—CICan hosts a Parliamentary reception. (5 p.m., Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St.) Members will also meet with MPs from all parties on Tuesday, Dec. 2 to discuss the importance of investing in postsecondary education, specifically through colleges and institutes, for Canada’s social and economic prosperity. 613-746-2222 ext. 3131 or www.collegesinstitutes.ca
Movie Night on the Hill—Heritage Minister Shelly Glover and Telefilm Canada present the Ottawa premiere screening of Corner Gas: The Movie starring Brent Butt, Gabrielle Miller, Fred Ewaniuk and Eric Peterson. See the cast on the red carpet. Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St., Gatineau, Que. www.telefilm.ca
Governor General’s State Visits to Chile and Columbia—David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will undertake State visits to Chile and Colombia. During his visits, the Governor General will meet with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, along with other government representatives. He will highlight Canada’s commitment to strengthening bilateral relations—including economic, social and cultural ties with both of these countries. The Governor General will also meet with business leaders, researchers and innovators, emphasizing Canada’s desire to advance innovation, science and technology and commercial cooperation. He will also promote stronger education ties—a central pillar of Canada’s relationship with each country. Nov. 29 to Dec. 6. www.pm.gc.ca
TUESDAY, DEC. 2
Breakfast Bites and Bytes—Computer Canada will host a hot breakfast showcase for parliamentarians. Dec. 2, 7:30-9 a.m. All MPs and Senators welcome. Speaker’s Lounge, Room 216-N, Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ont. 613-241-3512 x 228 or rsvp@blueskystrategygroup.com
Addiction Recovery: Overcoming Stigma and Celebrating Success—The Economic Club of Canada presents a panel discussion “Addiction Recovery: Overcoming Stigma and Celebrating Success.” Speakers include Rita Notarandrea, CEO (interim) Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, and Sheldon Kennedy, Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre. Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ont.
Commemoration of the Montreal Massacre—Carleton University is holding a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. Dec. 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m.. Faculty Boardroom, 2014 Minto Centre, 1125 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ont. www.carleton.ca
National Allied Golf Associations Reception—The National Allied Golf Associations host a parliamentary reception. A putting simulator and a golf pro will be on hand to provide tips. Dec. 2, 4:30-6 p.m. All Senators, MPs and staff welcome. Room 601, Parliamentary Restaurant. RSVP to Cynthia at 613-233-8906.
Temptations of Power—CIGI presents a private talk with Shadi Hamid, author of Temptations of Power, and fellow at the Brooking’s Institution’s Centre for Middle East Policy. Dec. 2, 5 p.m. Rideau Club Lounge, 99 Bank St., 15th Floor, Ottawa, Ont. RSVP to http://shadihamid@gpflecture.eventbrite.ca
2014 Eakin Lecture—McGill University presents the 2014 Eakin Lecture with Michael Burgess, University of Kent. He will discuss “That More Perfect Union: Federalism and the Anti-Federalists in the USA, Canada and the European Union.” Dec. 2, 5 p.m. Free, open to public. McGill University Bookstore, 3420 McTavish St., Montreal, Que. Register to misc.iecm@mcgill.ca
Railway Association of Canada Annual Reception—The Railway Association of Canada hosts its annual reception. Dec. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Laurier Room, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. RSVP to Janet Greene at 613-567-8591 or janetg@railcan.ca
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3
Eggs N Icons Breakfast—The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce presents a talk with Mark Laroche, CEO, Ottawa International Airport Authority. Dec. 3, 7:15-9 a.m., $35 members, $45 others. Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert St., Ottawa, Ont. business.ottawachamber.ca
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 112-N, Centre Block, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, contact the Liberal spokeswoman Kate Purchase at 613-947-5100.
Expanding Canadian Trade with Asia: New Prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—CIC Calgary presents a panel discussion “Expanding Canadian Trade with Asia—New Prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Panellists include Laura Dawson, Dawson Strategic, and Hugh Stevens, Asia Pacific Foundation. Moderated by Brian Lee Crowley, Macdonald-Laurier Institute. Dec. 3, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Free. Calgary Petroleum Club, 319 Fifth Ave. SW, Calgary, Alta. www.opencanada.org
The Pearson Centre Festive Season Reception—Special guest Andrew Cohen will introduce his new book Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours that Made History. Also to be profiled: Thumper: Memoirs of the Honourable Donald S. Macdonald. Dec. 3, 5-7 p.m. Carisse Studio Café, 274 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ont. RSVP: info@thepearsoncentre.ca; www.thepearsoncentre.ca
THURSDAY, DEC. 4
The United Nations and Canada – Can we do Better?—CIPS, GSPIA and the World Federalist Movement present a panel discussion “The United Nations and Canada – Can we do Better? Panellists include Louise Frechette, Former UN Deputy Secretary General and Alex Neve, Secretary General Amnesty International Canada. Dec. 4, 2:30 p.m. Free. Desmarais Bldg., Room 12102, 55 Laurier St. E., Ottawa, Ont. cips.uottawa.ca
Paint the Town Red 2.0—A night of food, drinks, dancing and more with fellow Liberals. Guests include Carolyn Bennett (St. Paul’s, Ont.), Chrystia Freeland (Toronto Centre, Ont.). Dec. 4, 6-12 p.m. Daniels Spectrum Centre, 585 Dundas St. E., Toronto, Ont. www.liberal.ca
FRIDAY, DEC. 5
Combating Tax Evasion: How the Harper Government is Clamping Down on Tax Cheats—The Economic Club of Canada presents a talk on “Combating Tax Evasion” with Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, minister of National Revenue. Dec. 5, 7:45-9 a.m., $89. One King West Hotel, 1 King St. W., Toronto, Ont. www.economicclub.ca
Security in Canada and Around the World—The Montreal Council on Foreign Relations presents a talk with Steven Blaney, minster of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on “Security in Canada and Around the World.” Dec. 5, 12 p.m. Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain, Salon Cartier, 1050 de la Gauchetiere St. W., Montreal, Que. Register to 514-340-9622 or www.corim.qc.ca
SATURDAY, DEC. 6
AGM & Christmas Party—The London North Centre FLA is holding its AGM and Christmas party. Dec. 6, 2 p.m. Free. London Music Club, 470 Colborne St., London, Ont. www.liberal.ca
SATURDAY, DEC. 6
A Night at the Auction—Gallery 101 is holding its annual fundraiser with 1930’s inspired cocktails, live music and dancing. Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., $10. Gallery 101, 51 Young St., Ottawa, Ont. www.g101.ca
SUNDAY, DEC. 7
Light for Lima—World leaders are meeting
in Lima, Peru this month to negotiate greenhouse gas reduction strategies. To stem the tide of dangerous climate change, progress at Lima is essential. Join us for #LightforLima, a prayer vigil that will
take place at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (400 Sparks St.) at 7 pm on Sunday, Dec. 7. A short
walk to Parliament Hill will follow. For more info
visit www.cpj.ca/lightforlima  or phone Karri at
613-232-0275, x. 223.
MONDAY, DEC. 8
House is Sitting—The House is sitting this week and will sit until Dec. 12.
Anniversary Cocktail – Bourassa—Liberal MP Emmanuel Dubourg (Bourassa) celebrates his one year anniversary as an MP. Dec. 8, 6 p.m., $100. Le Cage aux Sports, 10715 Blvd. Pie-IX, Montreal, Que. 514-928-9876.
TUESDAY, DEC. 9
Cash and Worry: What Canadian Investors Really Think – and Do—The Economic Club of Canada presents a talk on “Cash and Worry: What Canadian Investors Really Think – and Do” with Noel Archard, managing director and head, BlackRock Canada. Dec. 9, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Marriott Hotel, 525 Bay St., Toronto, Ont. www.economicclub.ca
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10
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 112-N, Centre Block, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, contact the Liberal spokeswoman Kate Purchase at 613-947-5100.
2014 Holiday Social – Cambridge—The Cambridge FLA hosts its annual holiday social. Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m. Free. The Saginaw Grill, 124 Saginaw Pkwy, Cambridge, Ont. www.liberal.ca
THURSDAY, DEC. 11
Holiday Celebration—The Kitchener South-Hespeler FLA hosts a holiday celebration. Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m., $20. Edelweiss Tavern, 600 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Ont. www.liberal.ca
Holiday Party—The Scarborough-Guildwood FLA hosts a holiday party. Features dinner, as well as live and silent auctions. Dec. 11, 6 p.m., $55. Bluffers Park Restaurant, 7 Brimley Rd. S., Toronto, Ont. 647-629-4106 or  www.liberal.ca
Holiday Social—The Canadian Federation of Business and the Professional Women Club of Ottawa host their third annual Holiday Social. The social will double as a book launch for BPW Ottawa member and Canadian historian Crystal Sissons, who is releasing her first book, Queen of the Hurricanes: The Fearless Elsie MacGill. Our complimentary celebration will include hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m., Councillors’ Lounge, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa, Ont. www.bpwottawa.com
Canada’s Energy Future: A public discussion on energy, economy and climate change—Banff-Airdrie Liberal Party candidate Mario Reynolds will lead a public discussion on “Canada’s Energy Future.” Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. Free. The Bohemian Hound Cultural Centre, (Tarry-a-While), 117 Grizzly St., Banff, Alta. RSVP to www.liberal.ca
FRIDAY, DEC. 12
MP Peter Julian’s Annual Christmas Party—NDP MP Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, B.C.) hosts his annual Christmas party. All welcome. Please bring non-perishable food donation. Dec. 12, 4-7 p.m. Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cr., Burnaby, B.C. www.peterjulian.ca
Noëls Modernes—The Capital Chamber Choir presents Noëls Modernes. Dec. 12, 8 p.m., $15. St. Joseph’s Church, 174 Wilbrod St., Ottawa, Ont. www.capitalchamberchoir.ca
SATURDAY, DEC. 13
Patrick Brown’s 7th Annual Family Skate—Conservative MP Patrick Brown (Barrie, Ont.) hosts his 7th annual family skate. Help support the food bank. Dec. 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Barrie Molson Centre, Barrie, Ont. www.servingbarrie.com
TUESDAY, DEC. 16
Craig Alexander to Address Members of the Canadian Club of Ottawa—The Canadian Club of Ottawa presents a luncheon talk with Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, TD Bank Group. Dec. 16, 12 p.m., $47 members, $75 non-members. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ballroom, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont.
www.canadianclubottawa.ca
THURSDAY, DEC. 18
Adapting the Banking Model to the 21st Century—The Canadian Club of Toronto presents a talk with Frédèric Oudéa, Societé Generale, on “Adapting the Banking Model to the 21st Century.” Dec. 18, $80. Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ont. www.canadianclub.org
LPC(Q) Holiday Bash—The Liberal Party of Canada (Quebec) hosts an evening of festive cheer. Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m., $120. Delta Montreal, 475 President Kennedy Ave., Montreal, Que. www.liberal.ca
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14
Faith, Fear and Free Trade: An Embattled History of Global Trade from GATT to the WTO—CIPS at the University of Ottawa presents a talk on “Faith, Fear and Free Trade” with Francine McKenzie, University of Western Ontario. Jan. 14, 3 p.m. Free. Social Sciences Bldg., Room 4004, 120 University St., Ottawa, Ont. cips.uottawa.ca
THURSDAY, JAN. 15
Denise Chong to Address Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club—Author Denise Chong will address members of the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club. Jan. 15, 12 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ballroom, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. www.owcc.ca
TUESDAY, FEB. 3
Bacon & Eggheads Breakfast—PAGSE presents a talk “The Shale Gas Bonanza: Opportunities and Challenges” with Denis Lavoie, Natural Resources Canada. Feb. 3, 7:30 a.m. No charge to MPs, Senators and media; others $25. Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre Block, Parliament Hill. Register by Thursday, Jan. 29 to Donna Boag at 613-991-6369 or pagse@rsc-src.ca
The Parliamentary Calendar is a free listing edited by listings editor Alia Heward who can be reached at 613-232-5952, ext. 200. Information regarding political, cultural and governmental events should be sent to alia@hilltimes.com with the subject line ‘Parliamentary Calendar’ by Wednesdays at noon. Send in your event in a paragraph with all the relevant details. Our fax number is 613-232-9055. We can’t guarantee inclusion of every event, but we do our best.
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