Today in Politics and Podcast: Monday

Today in Politics and Podcast: Monday

November 6, 2017 6amET

Debate continues on the second budget implementation bill (C-63).

MPs consider a Senate bill to officially recognize Charlottetown as the “Birthplace of Confederation” (S-236) — citing the role of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference in bringing about the union of British North America three years later.

And the NDP is expected to introduce a private member’s bill aimed at protecting pensions and benefits for workers during corporate bankruptcy proceedings.

In committee:

  • The Commons access to information committee considers amendments to Bill C-58. Treasury Board President Scott Brison told reporters last week the government is open to NDP amendments that would narrow the definition of a “vexatious” request, and “ensure that a department would have to receive the approval of the Information Commissioner before it refused to provide information” based on such a request. LIVE ONLINE at 4pm ET / 1pm PT
  • The Senate finance committee visits Vancouver to begin a week of western Canada hearings on the government’s proposed tax changes for private corporations.

-Andrew Thomson

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