Wednesday, Oct. 19 The House will discuss Bills C-4 on labour relations (third reading) and C-24 on Salaries Act changes to reflect the composition of cabinet (second reading) with the hope of finishing with the union bill that day and having it sent to the Senate. The House will vote on a motion to concur in the sixth report of the Public Safety and National Security Committee (extension of time, pursuant to Standing Order 97.1, to consider Bill C-226, Impaired Driving Act, a private member’s bill sponsored by Conservative MP Steven Blaney (Bellechasse-Les Etchemins-Lévis, Que.)). The House will vote at second reading on Conservative MP Larry Miller’s (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Ont.) private member’s bill, C-230, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firearm-definition of variant). The House will resume debate at second reading on Liberal MP Mark Gerretsen’s (Kingston and the Islands, Ont.) private member’s bill, C-243, National Maternity Assistance Program Strategy Act. The House Finance Committee will meet 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. local time in Halifax to continue its pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2017 budget. It will hear from the Atlantic Canada Airports Association; Atlantic Institute for Market Studies; Atlantic Provinces Economic Council; Canadian Association of Physicists; Halifax Chamber of Commerce; Ladies Learning Code; eBay Canada Ltd.; Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour; Pallium Canada; Memorial University of Newfoundland; and NRStor Inc. The House Government Operations Committee will meet 9 a.m. to noon in Yellowknife, N.W.T., continuing its study on Canada Post and hearing from witnesses including: Northern Territories Federation of Labour; Frame Lake MLA Kevin O’Reilly of the government of the Northwest Territories; Canadian Union of Postal Workers; and the Northwest Territories Association of Communities. The House Public Safety Committee will meet 2-4 p.m. in Toronto to study Canada’s national security framework, hearing from: Osgoode Hall (York University) law professor Ron Atkey, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Munk School of Global Affairs (University of Toronto) George Ignatieff Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies Ron Levi and professor Carmen Cheung, and NATO Association of Canada chair Hugh Segal. It will meet again 5:30-7:30 p.m. to hear from audience remarks. The House Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee will meet 3:30-5:30 p.m. in room 237-C Centre Block in a televised meeting to discuss suicide among indigenous peoples and communities. Witnesses will be from the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, and Assembly of First Nations. The House Industry Committee will meet 3:30-5:30 p.m. in room 306 of the Valour Building, 151 Sparks St., to study the manufacturing sector, hearing from witnesses from the Business Development Bank of Canada, Canadian Meat Council, and United Steelworkers. The House Status of Women Committee will meet 3:30-5:30 p.m. in room 268 of the Valour Building, 151 Sparks St., on violence against young women and girls in Canada. Witnesses: University of Ottawa law professors Daphne Gilbert and Elizabeth Sheehy, Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, Canadian Federation of Students, and university professors from Dalhousie (Alexander Wayne MacKay), York (Nicolette Little), and Lakehead (Lori Chambers). The Special House Electoral Reform Committee will meet 5:30-8 p.m. in Centre Block, room 253-D to continue its study on electoral reform. The meeting will be televised and will hear from Byron Weber Becker, the Electoral Reform Society United Kingdom; and Dominion Voting Systems, Corp. The Senate Transport Committee will meet at 10 a.m. local time in Saint John, N.B., to continue its study on the transport of crude oil in Canada. It will hear from New Brunswick Energy and Resource Development assistant deputy minister Bill Breckenridge; and interim leader of the opposition in the legislative assembly of New Brunswick Bruce Fitch. It will meet again at 1 p.m. local time hearing from representatives of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick; Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce; TransCanada; and the Maliseet Grand Council. The Senate Human Rights Committee will meet at 11 a.m. in room 2, Victoria Building to study the integration of newly-arrived Syrian refugees and the challenges they are facing. It will hear from representatives of the United Church of Canada; Ottawa Centre Refugee Action; Ottawa Centre Refugee Settlement Group; Asmat Khan as an individual; Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada; and MOSAIC. The Senate Special Modernization Committee will meet at noon in room 257 East Block to consider methods to make the Senate more effective within the current constitutional framework. The Senate Banking, Trade, and Commerce Committee will meet at 4:15 p.m. in room 2, Victoria Building, to study the state of the domestic and international financial system, hearing from Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and his senior deputy, Carolyn Wilkins. The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee will meet at 4:15 p.m. in room 257 East Block to study matters pertaining to delays in Canada’s criminal justice system, hearing from representatives of the Canadian Bar Association and Australian Centre for Justice Innovation. The Senate Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committee will meet at 4:15 p.m. in room 160-S Centre Block and hear from business administration professor Emily J. Blanchard, and representatives from Deloitte and Universities Canada. The Senate Aboriginal Peoples Committee will meet at 6:45 p.m. in room 160-S Centre Block to discuss the government response to its report, On-Reserve Housing and Infrastructure: Recommendations for Change, tabled and adopted in the Senate on June 23, 2015. It will hear from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and departmental officials. The Senate National Finance Committee will meet at 6:45 p.m. in room 2, Victoria Building, to continue its study on the federal government infrastructure funding program. It will hear from representatives of cities (some by video) including London (Mayor Matt Brown), Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton (Mayor Don Iveson), and Yellowknife (Mayor Mark Heyck). Thursday, Oct. 20 The House Government Operations Committee will meet 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (local time) in Moose Jaw, Sask. on Canada Post, hearing from witnesses from the city of Moose Jaw, Triple 4 Advertising Ltd., Wakamow Aboriginal Community Organization, and the Moose Jaw & District Seniors Association. It will meet again 1-4 p.m. in Regina. Witnesses: Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association, Canadian Labour Congress, Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, Credit Union Central of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism, and Saskatchewan Voice of People with Disabilities Inc. The Joint Scrutiny of Regulations Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. in room 256-S Centre Block to review statutory instruments. The Special House Electoral Reform Committee will meet 8:45-10:45 a.m. in Centre Block, room 253-D, to continue its study on electoral reform. The meeting will be televised and will hear Forum Research Inc.; the Canadian Federation of University Women; and Carleton University professor William Cross. The House Human Resources Committee will meet 8:45-10:45 a.m. in room 228 Valour Building, 151 Sparks St., on poverty reduction strategies, with witnesses from the Canadian Poverty Institute, Carleton University’s social work school, the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Richard Shillington, and Gwendolyn Piller (by video). The House Official Languages Committee will meet 8:45-10:45 a.m. in room 7-52, 131 Queen St., to discuss a roadmap and immigration in francophone minority communities. Witnesses will be from the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner and Association franco-yukonnaise (by video). The House Finance Committee will meet 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Quebec City to continue its pre-budget consultations. Witnesses will be from: Conseil québécois des entreprises adaptées, Desjardins Group, Quebec Employers' Council, Canadian Community Economic Development Network, Oxfam Canada, Regroupement québécois des organismes pour le développement de l'employabilité, Agence interrégionale de développement des technologies de l'information et des communications, Association des marchands dépanneurs et épiciers du Québec, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, and Réseau d'aide aux personnes seules et itinérantes de Montréal. The House Access to Information, Privacy, and Ethics Committee will meet 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in room 268 Valour Building, 151 Sparks St., on the Privacy Act, hearing from the Centre for Law and Democracy and B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association as well as Osler, Hoskin, and Harcourt LLP privacy and data management partner Adam Kardash by video. The House Heritage Committee will meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 228 Valour Building, 151 Sparks. St., on media and local communities. Witnesses: CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais (11 a.m.-12 p.m.) and CRTC officials (12-1 p.m.). The House Trade Committee will meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 306 Valour Building, 151 Sparks St., to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement public consultation. Witnesses will represent: Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance, Canadian Sugar Institute, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Northern Territories Federation of Labour, Retail Council of Canada, and Soy Canada. The House Defence Committee will meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room C-110 1 Wellington St. to discuss Canada and the defence of North America. Witnesses: Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise’s Ken Hansen, and Dalhousie University’s Peter T. Haydon (by video, alongside Hansen) and Cmdre (Ret'd) Eric Lerhe. The House Public Safety and National Security Committee will meet 2-4 p.m. in Montreal to discuss Canada’s national security framework. Witnesses: Congrès Maghrébin au Québec, Ligue des droits et libertés, International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, and Association des juristes progressistes. The committee will meet again 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Montreal to consider audience remarks. The House Environment Committee will meet 3:30-5:30 p.m. in room 306 Valour Building, 151 Sparks St., to discuss federal protected areas and conservation. Witnesses: Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council, professor Anna Metaxas, Parks Canada Agency, and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (by video). The House Veterans Affairs Committee will meet 3:30-5:30 p.m. in room 228 Valour Building, 151 Sparks St. to discuss service delivery to veterans. Witnesses will be RCMP officials. The committee will then plan for future business. The Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee will meet at 8 a.m. in room 2 Victoria Building to discuss the acquisition of farmland in Canada and its potential impact on the farming sector, hearing from representatives of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum. The Senate Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. in room 257 East Block to study the effects of transitioning to a low-carbon economy, hearing from Coal Association of Canada president Robin Campbell and then considering a draft agenda in private. The Senate Internal Economy, Budgets, and Administration Committee will meet at 9 a.m. in room 160-S Centre Block to look at financial and administrative matters, partially in private. The Senate Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. in room 160-S Centre Block hearing from Ari Van Assche with HEC Montréal’s international business department, in its study on foreign relations and international trade generally. The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. in room 257 East Block on issues pertaining to delays in Canada’s criminal justice system, hearing from Nunavut deputy minister for justice William Mackay, and then considering a draft agenda in private. The Senate Banking, Trade, and Commerce Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. in room 2 Victoria Building to discuss the development of a national corridor to facilitate commerce and internal trade, hearing from officials from Transport Canada, Rick Laliberte, and SvN Architects + Planners founding principal John Van Nostrand. Friday, Oct. 21 The House Government Operations Committee will meet 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Winnipeg to discuss Canada Post, hearing from representatives of: Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, Manitobah Mukluks, McQueen and Mo Mater, eBay Canada Ltd., Stew Gibb, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg, AIL Canada, Winnipeg & District Labour Council, Manitoba Federation of Labour, Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities, Carlos Sosa, and University of Manitoba labour studies professor David Camfield. The House Finance Committee will meet 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Toronto for pre-budget consultations. Witnesses from: Alzheimer Society of Canada, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, Canadian Health Food Association, Canadian Geothermal Energy Association, Earth Rangers, Community Unemployed Help Centre, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium, Good Jobs for All Coalition, EI Working Group of the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management professor Peter Dungan, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Coalition for Green Finance, Financial Executives International Canada, Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Habitat for Humanity Canada, and Macdonald-Laurier Institute. The House Public Safety and National Security Committee will meet in Halifax 2-4 p.m. to discuss Canada’s national security framework. Witnesses: St. Thomas University Atlantic Human Rights Centre director Christina Szurlej, Centre for Law and Democracy, Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University, and David Fraser, partner with McInnes Cooper. The committee will meet again 5:30-7:30 p.m. to hear from audience remarks. The Senate Transport Committee will meet at 9 a.m. local time in Halifax to continue studying the transport of crude oil in Canada. It will hear from Atlantic Pilotage Authority Canada. It will meet again at 1 p.m. and hear from a representative of the Nova Scotia Department of Energy; leader of the opposition for the legislative assembly of Nova Scotia Jamie Baillie; and energy campaign coordinator at the Ecology Action Centre Stephen Thomas. Wednesday, Oct. 26 The House Special Electoral Reform Committee will meet 6:30-9:30 p.m. in room 253-D Centre Block to hear from audience remarks in a televised hearing on electoral reform.