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Swing ridings with high visible minority populations will tilt 2019 federal election, says politicos

The 41 ethnically diverse ridings are the ‘face of Canada’ and ‘the most representative communities in the country,' says NDP MP Don Davies.

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Solving Phoenix will take years to resolve and more money than government estimates: AG

In his latest report, Auditor General Michael Ferguson, pictured last year, concluded that Public Services and Procurement Canada took four months to recognize there were serious problems with the Phoenix pay system, and another year to understand them. The Hill Times file photograph

The Auditor General’s fall report on the Phoenix pay system, tabled Tuesday, says the cost of outstanding overpayments and underpayments is over $500-million.

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Status Of Government Business

HOUSE OF COMMONS
  • S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (report stage)
  • S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act (second reading)
  • C-5, An Act to Repeal Division 20 of Part 3 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 (second reading)
  • C-12, An Act to Amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act (second reading)
  • C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (third reading)
  • C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Act (report stage)
  • C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and the Financial Administration Act (report stage)
  • C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (second reading)
  • C-28, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (victim surcharge) (second reading)
  • C-32, An Act related to the repeal of section 159 of the Criminal Code (second reading)
  • C-33, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (second reading)
  • C-34, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act (second reading)
  • C-38, An Act to amend an Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking in persons) (second reading)
  • C-39, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (unconstitutional provisions) (second reading)
  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    Wednesday, Sept. 13

    • The House Health Committee will meet 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 415, Wellington Building, 197 Sparks St. in a televised meeting on Bill C-45, An Act Respecting Cannabis and to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code, and other Acts.

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    Photo of the week

    Photo of the Week

    PUBLISHED :Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 10:45 AM

    Lucy Ho, co-founder and managing director of Hackergal, participates in the announcement of the largest all-girl hackathon in Canada’s history in the Charles Lynch Room in Centre Block on Nov. 15, 2017. More than 2,000 girls in Grades 6 to 9 from public and private schools are expected to participate in Hackergal’s next Hackathon on Dec. 13, 2017. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

    NDP leadership showcase event in Hamilton

    PUBLISHED :Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 3:19 PM

    CPAC rings in 25 years with packed bash

    PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 12:45 AM

    Gaining Consensus: Getting Issues Heard In The New Parliament

    PUBLISHED :Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 2:09 PM

    Policy Briefing Live – Climate Change

    PUBLISHED :Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 11:52 AM

    Parliamentary Calendar

    Tuesday , November 28 , 2017

    The Walrus Talks returns to Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 28 for The Walrus Talks Health at the Canadian Museum of Nature (240 McLeod St.) from 7-10 p.m. Six speakers—including Deep Genomics CEO Brendan Frey, Women’s College Research Institute senior scientist Dr. Steve Narod, and Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement president Maureen O’Neil—will discuss innovation in medicine and the health-care system of the future. Full event details and tickets are available online at thewalrus.ca/events.

    Wednesday , November 29 , 2017

    On Nov. 29, Statistics Canada will release data from the 2016 census on education, labour, the journey to work, language of work, and mobility and migration of Canadians.

    Wednesday , December 6 , 2017

    The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement. 10 a.m.

    Thursday , April 19 , 2018

    The Liberals will hold a national convention April 19-21, 2018 in Halifax, N.S.

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