Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, meets with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Feb. 13. Photograph courtesy of Justin Trudeau's Twitter
More Foreign Affairs and International Trade ministerial staffers have swapped offices following the Jan. 10 cabinet shuffle.
The newly elected Quebec caucus chair Rémi Massé wants to strengthen Quebec’s voice at the decision-making table and strengthen ties with the provincial government on key files like infrastructure and health care.
Historian Paul Litt dives into Trudeaumania and comes up with fresh, new perspectives.
Alex Marland talks about his book Brand Command: Canadian Politics and Democracy in the Age of Message Control.
Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc and international development DM Peter Boehm among the attendees.
The next Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ Big Thinking on the Hill lecture features Matthew Hayday speaking on “‘Canadian-ness,’ citizen engagement, and Canada 150: Using history to inform policy.” Hayday is an associate professor of history at the University of Guelph and will be joined for a Q&A moderated by Guy Laforest, president-elect of the federation. He will discuss how national celebrations and commemorations, both official and citizen-led processes, have shaped our country’s sense of itself and offer suggestions to policy-makers of lessons that can be learned from these past efforts about what works, what does not, and how to foster citizen engagement in theses events. A hot breakfast will be served. Tuesday, Feb. 21. 7:30-8:45 a.m. Parliamentary Restaurant, Centre Block. Free for Parliamentarians and the media, $25 for all others. For more information and to RSVP, go to ideas-idees.ca/big-thinking or call 613-238-6112 ext. 310.
The Canadian Council for the Americas presents a morning conference featuring former prime minister Brian Mulroney and other business leaders including former Business Council of Canada VP Eric Miller, and COO of the International Republican Institute Dan Fisk. 7:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Feb. 21. Location to be determined, downtown Toronto. Members: $225, non-members: $295. Breakfast will be served. ccacanada.com.
Award-winning historian and biographer Charlotte Gray will discuss her latest book, The Promise of Canada: 150 Years — People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country, at the Rideau Club, 99 Bank St., 15th floor, on Feb. 21, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. Ms. Gray will share her observations on the gradual evolution of Canadian identity. Books will be available for sale and Ms. Gray would be pleased to sign them. Individual ticket: $20 (plus HST). To purchase a ticket, please visit: famous5ottawa.ca.
The Canadian Federation of University of Women’s Diplomatic Hospitality Group in Ottawa invites diplomats, their spouses/partners, and their families to this event. Wed., Feb. 22. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Museum of History + IMAX, 100 rue Laurier, Gatineau, Que. A nominal fee will be charged to help cover costs.