His predecessors have also been heavily lobbied, but Innovation Minster Bains ‘has even broader responsibilities than past Industry ministers,’ says lobbyist.
The 'objectivity' of the federal public service is top of mind for the government as it draws up its plan to make government information more accessible to the public, says Treasury Board President Scott Brison. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MPs called for the Treasury Board president to explain the delay on access to information reform to the House Ethics Committee, but were voted down by the committee's Liberal majority.
Watching the two leadership campaigns, someone unfamiliar with Canadian politics could be forgiven for thinking that it is the Conservatives and not the New Democrats who have been out in the wilderness for so long that they are desperate to jump on anything that glitters, even when it is manifestly fool's gold.
The Senate Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. in Room 356-S, Centre Block, to consider an inquiry report of the Senate Ethics Officer. The meeting will be held in camera.
The Senate Human Rights Committee will meet at 11:30 a.m. in Room 9, Victoria Building. The meeting will be televised.
The Senate Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs will meet at 12:00 p.m. in Room 2, Victoria Building, to work on creating a defined professional and consistent system for veterans as they leave the Canadian Armed Forces. The committee will hear from Guy Parent, the veterans ombudsman.