Plus, House Speaker Geoff Regan cycling to raise MS research funds, and Russell Mirasty sworn in as Saskatchewan's first Indigenous lieutenant-governor.
On May 30, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence visited Ottawa to speak with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the timeline to ratify the new NAFTA. It has yet to be brought to the floor of the House of Representatives. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Eight senior staffers from Democratic and Republican Congressional district offices will be in Ottawa on July 22 to discuss matters impacting the Canada-U.S. relationship.
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With government expenditures approaching a half trillion dollars over the course of the pandemic, spending allocated to forward-looking research and innovation is comparatively small, with a number of science and policy experts saying Canada needs to ramp up to keep up with some of our international allies.
Some MPs and experts are crying foul over changes to the Canada Elections Act in the ‘omnibus’ Bill C-30, which Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer says should not be used to bring in ‘fundamental’ changes to the law.
CSC says the external reviewers act as a ‘key safeguard’ to the new ‘structured intervention unit' approach, but the researchers say it's precisely that ‘legitimacy’ the oversight lends that makes its failure a problem.