CPAC Schedule

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February 24

14:30

In Committee From The House Of Commons

Representatives from Canada’s telecommunications industry participate in the committee’s study on Net neutrality. They are Pam Dinsmore (Rogers Communications Inc.), Dennis Béland (Quebecor Media Inc.), Rob Malcolmson (Bell Canada), as well as Ted Woodhead and Michael Guerriere (TELUS). (February 13, 2018)
16:00

In Committee From the House of Commons

International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne provides an update on certain international trade agreements negotiations, including the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and a possible Canada-China free trade agreement. (February 15, 2018)
17:15

In Committee From The House Of Commons

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen discusses Canada's projected immigration levels for 2018. Also appearing at the committee are the Department of Citizenship and Immigration’s Marta Morgan (deputy minister), Paul MacKinnon (assistant deputy minister for Strategic and Program Policy), Harpreet Kochhar (assistant deputy minister for Operations), and Dawn Edlund (associate assistant deputy minister for Operations). (February 15, 2018)
19:00

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Representatives from Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada participate in the committee’s study on the new relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Rose Mary Cooper (political advisor to the Executive) and Tracy O'Hearn (executive director) speak on issues concerning Inuit women. (February 13, 2018)
20:00

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Senators continue their study of the Registered Disability Savings Plan and the Disability Tax Credit. Participating in the study are Al Etmanski, community organizer and social innovator; the Canadian Association for Community Living’s Brendon Pooran; and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s David Prowten and Patrick Tohill. (February 7, 2018)
21:45

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

The committee continues its study on Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act. Forming the first panel are Forest Products Association of Canada’s Joel Neuheimer, Mining Association of Canada’s Brendan Marshall, Teck Resources Limited’s Brad Johnston, and Fertilizer Canada’s Clyde Graham. Forming the second panel are Engineers Canada’s Chris Roney, Canpotex Limited’s Vee Kachroo, and Canadian Pacific’s Jeff Ellis and James Clements. (February 7, 2018)

February 25

00:00

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Academics participate in the committee’s study on the current challenges and opportunities facing maritime search and rescue activities. Participating in the study are McGill University’s Dylan Clark (program manager, Climate Change Adaptation Research Group) and University of British Columbia’s Michael Byers (professor and Canadian Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law). (February 13, 2018)
01:00

Supreme Court Hearings

Case No. 37421 and Case No. 37422 (January 10, 2018) 3091-5177 Québec inc. c.o.b. as Éconolodge Aéroport, et al. v. Lombard General Insurance Company of Canada, et al. Promutuel Insurance Portneuf-Champlain v. Lombard General Insurance Company of Canada Did the court err with its interpretation of "care, custody and control"?
03:00

Supreme Court Hearings

Case No. 37513 Jeffrey Thomas Raymond Seipp v. Her Majesty the Queen Did the conviction for failure to stop at the scene of an accident result in a miscarriage of justice?
05:00

Podium

Isabelle Melançon, Quebec minister of sustainable development, the environment and the fight against climate change, addresses the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations. Melançon's speech focuses on Quebec as a leader committed to the fight against climate change both at home and on the international stage. (February 16, 2018)
05:45

In Committee From The House Of Commons

NDP critic for reconciliation Romeo Saganash appears before the committee to speak on his private member’s bill to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Bill C-262. (February 13, 2018)
06:45

In Committee From The House Of Commons

Representatives from the Office of the Auditor General discuss their office's Fall 2017 report on settlement services for Syrian Refugees. Appearing before the committee are Nancy Cheng (assistant auditor general) and Nicholas Swales (principal); and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration's Marta Morgan (deputy minister), David Manicom (assistant deputy minister for Settlement and Integration), and Ümit Kiziltan (director general for Research and Evaluation). (February 13, 2018)
08:30

CPAC Special

We begin our look at “The Big 5” promises from the government – and whether progress has been made. Tonight is the trade file: MPs Andrew Leslie (Liberal), Dean Allison (Conservative), and Brian Masse (NDP), plus Carlo Dade (Canada West Foundation), Laura Dawson (Wilson Center), and Hassan Yussuff (Canadian Labour Congress).
09:00

CPAC Special

Our series on “The Big 5” continues with a look at military procurement. Peter Van Dusen welcomes Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough, MPs Steven MacKinnon (Liberal), Tony Clement (Conservative) and Rachel Blaney (NDP), and a trio of experts: Sahir Khan (Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, University of Ottawa), David Perry (Canadian Global Affairs Institute), and Elinor Sloan (Carleton University).
09:45

CPAC Special

We continue our special series on "The Big 5" promises of the Trudeau government with a look at marijuana legalization. Martin Stringer speaks with Bill Blair, the Liberals' point man on the issue, with MPs Arif Virani (Liberal), Marilyn Gladu (Conservative), and Don Davies (NDP), as well as Donald MacPherson, of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition and Eugene Oscapella, a lawyer specializing in drug policy.
10:30

Perspective with Alison Smith

This week, on Perspective with Alison Smith: Fighting Poverty with the Free Market. Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank, talks about using the free market to help eradicate poverty worldwide. Luciano Barin Cruz, director of the Yunus Social Business Centre at HEC Montreal, talks about the rise of social businesses to address social problems. Jessica Muñoz, a young social entrepreneur based in Veracruz, Mexico, speaks about the development of Trekhub, a burgeoning social business aimed at improving workplace safety in the region.
11:00

British Prime Minister's Question Time

Prime Minister Theresa May was questioned on air pollution, money for policing, Brexit and the European Union, Syria, domestic violence and medicinal cannabis. (February 21, 2018)
11:30

Outburst

This week "Outburst" comes to you from Calgary, and your nation's capital. We are asking Canadians: What would you like to see included in the federal budget? Should door to door delivery be restored to areas with community mail boxes? Could Canada afford a national pharmacare plan? After it’s legal, should convictions for possessing small amounts of marijuana in the past be erased? We also test your Canadian knowledge with our "Brain Teasers" segment!
12:00

Perspective with Alison Smith

This week, on Perspective with Alison Smith: Fighting Poverty with the Free Market. Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank, talks about using the free market to help eradicate poverty worldwide. Luciano Barin Cruz, director of the Yunus Social Business Centre at HEC Montreal, talks about the rise of social businesses to address social problems. Jessica Muñoz, a young social entrepreneur based in Veracruz, Mexico, speaks about the development of Trekhub, a burgeoning social business aimed at improving workplace safety in the region.
12:30

C-SPAN This Week

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke before the annual meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. February 23 Amnesty International’s Secretary General Salil Shetty presented the organization’s latest Human Rights Report at a news conference in Washington. February 21
14:30

World Showcase

Last week’s release of a report on the state of France’s train service, that claimed among other things that the SNCF was spending 15% of its budget for transporting only 2% of its passengers was the main topic of debate at the National Assembly in Paris. February 20
15:30

World Showcase

Want to discover more about how our country is affected by political issues around the globe? Tune in to World Showcase and get in touch with the world as CPAC takes you to major international events, high-level discussions and inside other parliaments and governments. Go beyond our borders with World Showcase.
16:00

In Committee From The House Of Commons

MPs consider a motion to call Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the committee, in response to the ethics commissioner’s report on the Aga Khan and violations of the Conflict of Interest Act. Mary Dawson ruled that Trudeau violated several conflict of interest rules with vacations on a private island owned by the Aga Khan.
16:45

In Committee From The House Of Commons

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor speaks on Bill S-5, the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act. Appearing alongside the minister is the Department of Health’s James Van Loon (director general, Tobacco Control Directorate). The Canadian Vaping Association’s Marc Kealey and Boris Giller, and Vapselect Inc.’s Sherwin Edwards also participate in the committee’s study on Bill S-5. (February 14, 2018)