Minister Kirsty Duncan to speak at Science Policy Conference Nov. 8
Nov. 7, 2018
Science Minister Kirsty Duncan will deliver the keynote speech at the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2018 Gala Dinner on Nov. 8 at the Canadian Museum of History. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The House is sitting this week and breaks for Remembrance Day on Nov. 8. Here’s what else is happening in and around town.
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Andrew Scheer ‘needs to demonstrate very quickly that he can garner the overwhelming backing of the party to move forward, or for the good of the party, he should step down,’ a Conservative MP told The Hill Times.
Climate change played a prominent role in the Speech from the Throne last week, as Governor General Julie Payette says the government's promise to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 is 'ambitious, but necessary.'
The Prime Minister's Office selected new chiefs of staff from CVs sent to PMO chief of staff Katie Telford; PMO director of administration Brett Thalmann; and cabinet ministers directly, a senior Liberal source told The Hill Times.
The leaders of the Senate agreed to give the upstart Canadian Senators Group cash to operate in the coming months, but were divided over floating the Progressive Senate Group after it lost official status.