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December 10
11:30Podiummore
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is presented with the insignia of Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, the highest decoration that France can award, at a ceremony at the Embassy of France, in Ottawa. (December 6, 2016)
12:00British Prime Minister's Question Timemore
Cross the pond to the United Kingdom for this half-hour session from London where the British Prime Minister answers questions from the floor of the House of Commons. Every Wednesday that Parliament is in session, MPs raise issues as well as grievances and seek information about the Government's plans. It is an opportunity for members of all political stripes to question the Prime Minister on any subject.
12:30Outburstmore
This week "Outburst" comes to you from Montreal, Quebec, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and your nation's capital. We are asking Canadians:What should be done to tackle opioid abuse in Canada? Should Canada reform its immigration system? How would you like to see the federal government invest your tax dollars? Is Canada doing enough to be environmentally responsible? We also test your Canadian knowledge with our "Brain Teasers" segment!
13:00In Committee From The House Of Commonsmore
Status of Women Minister Patty Hajdu discusses the federal government's response to the committee's report on the implementation of gender-based analysis. The minister also discusses her department's supplementary estimates. Senior department officials Justine Akman, Lucie Desforges, Vaughn Charlton, Nanci-Jean Waugh and Pascale Robichaud respond to questions during the second hour. (November 28, 2016)
15:00In Committee From The House Of Commonsmore
Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr discusses the 2016-2017 supplementary estimates for his department. Deputy Minister Walter Natynczyk also testifies, along with assistant deputy ministers Michel Doiron, Bernard Butler and Elizabeth Stuart. (December 6, 2016)
17:00In Committee from the Senate of Canadamore
The committee begins its pre-study of Bill C-29, the second act to implement certain provisions of the 2016 budget. Trevor McGowan, Pierre Leblanc, and James Greene, senior officials from Finance Canada's Tax Policy Branch, provide details on Part 1, which implements certain income tax measures. (December 2, 2016)
19:15In Committee from the Senate of Canadamore
Senate Liberal Lillian Eva Dyck presents her bill to toughen penalties for violent offences against aboriginal women. Bill S-215 amends the Criminal Code to make it an aggravating circumstance for sentencing if the victim of an assault or murder is an aboriginal woman or girl. The bill would only apply to certain violent offences. The bill would only apply to certain violent offences. Heather Bear, Fourth Vice Chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Francyne Joe, president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), and Marilee Nowgesic, NWAC special advisor and liaison, testify alongside the senator. The following lawyers share their viewpoints on the bill during the second part of the meeting: Solomon Friedman (criminal defence lawyer and partner, Edelson Clifford D'Angelo Friedman LLP), Edward Prutschi (partner, Adler Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman LLP) and William Trudell (chair, Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers). (December 7, 2016)
21:15In Committee from the Senate of Canadamore
Finance Minister Bill Morneau is questioned about the government's proposal to enhance the Canada Pension Plan. Bill C-26 would implement the agreement reached by Canada’s governments in June. (December 7, 2016)
22:15In Committee from the Senate of Canadamore
The committee continues its study of Bill C-26. The following witnesses offer their views on the government's proposal to enhance the Canada Pension Plan: Yves-Thomas Dorval (president and CEO, Quebec Employers Council), Monique Moreau (director of national affairs, Canadian Federation of Independent Business), Mark Janson (senior pensions officer, Canadian Union of Public Employees), Hassan Yussuff (president, Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)), and Chris Roberts (director of CLC's social and economic policy department). (December 7, 2016)
December 11
00:00In Committee from the Senate of Canadamore
The committee continues its study of Bill S-3, with testimony from Congress of Aboriginal Peoples representatives Robert Bertrand (national chief) and Frankie Coté (senior manager of engagement), as well as Drew Lafond (director and treasurer, Indigenous Bar Association). The bill aims to eliminate sex-based inequities in Indian registration. (November 23, 2016)
01:15Supreme Court Hearingsmore
Case # 36689 Andrus Wilson v. Ramzi Mahmoud Alharayeri (November 29, 2016) The court is examining that personal liability be imposed on corporate directors under the oppression remedy.
03:15Public Recordmore
The Canadian American Business Council holds its Annual State of the Relationship Summit & Awards in Ottawa. Moderated by Ben Mulroney, the event includes panels on the future of the Canada-US relationship featuring Jennifer Sloan (Canadian American Business Council), Rick Santorum (Former Republican US Senator), Howard Dean (Former Governor of Vermont), Chris Halyk (President, J&J Canada), Greg Fergus (Liberal MP, Hull-Aylmer QC), Celina Caesar-Chavannes (Liberal MP, Whitby, ON), Mark McKinnon (Executive Producer, The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth), and Gordon Giffin (Former US Ambassador to Canada). (November 16, 2016)
04:30Public Recordmore
The second panel of the day, "Big Data as a Driver of Innovation," features Catherine MacLeod (President and CEO, thinktv), Claude Galipeau (Country Manager, Canada, Yahoo), Johanne Lemay (Co-President, LYA (Lemay-Yates Associates),Kelly Steen (Partnership Strategy Manager, Wattpad) and Steven DeNure (President and Chief Operating Officer, DHX Media) (November 17, 2016)
05:45In Committee From The House Of Commonsmore
The committee begins its study of Bill C-29, the second budget implementation act. Senior government officials from the Department of Finance and the Department of Employment and Social Development provide an overview of certain provisions. (November 17, 2016)
08:15In Committee From The House Of Commonsmore
Treasury Board President Scott Brison discusses reform of the estimates process. Treasury Board officials Yaprak Baltacioglu (secretary) and Brian Pagan (assistant secretary of the expenditure management sector) also testify, along with Nick Leswick (assistant deputy minister of economic and fiscal policy at the Department of Finance). (November 3, 2016)
09:15PrimeTime Politics this Weekmore
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US vice president Joe Biden address Canada’s premiers and indigenous leaders at the First Ministers’ Meeting in Ottawa. Premiers speak to the media about negotiating a national climate change framework.
10:30Perspective with Alison Smithmore
This week, Perspective looks at the issue of Canadians held in foreign jails and the people who say Canada is not doing enough to help. Alison speaks to Mohamed Fahmy, the Egyptian-Canadian journalist who spent almost two years in an Egyptian jail. Gar Pardy, Former Ambassador and former Director General of Consular Affairs Bureau talks to Alison about the assistance that Canadians in trouble overseas receive at the moment and what a parliamentary resolution on this issue would achieve. Maryam Malekpour, whose brother Saeed Malekpour has been in an Iranian prison for eight years, talks about her experience in dealing with her brother's imprisonment and how the Canadian government could be doing more to help. Finally, Alison speaks to Lorne Waldman (lawyer representing Bashir Makhtal, a Canadian held in an Ethiopian jail) about the legal complications faced by Canadians imprisoned abroad.
11:00British Prime Minister's Question Timemore
Cross the pond to the United Kingdom for this half-hour session from London where the British Prime Minister answers questions from the floor of the House of Commons. Every Wednesday that Parliament is in session, MPs raise issues as well as grievances and seek information about the Government's plans. It is an opportunity for members of all political stripes to question the Prime Minister on any subject.
11:30Outburstmore
This week "Outburst" comes to you from Montreal, Quebec, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and your nation's capital. We are asking Canadians:What should be done to tackle opioid abuse in Canada? Should Canada reform its immigration system? How would you like to see the federal government invest your tax dollars? Is Canada doing enough to be environmentally responsible? We also test your Canadian knowledge with our "Brain Teasers" segment!
12:00Perspective with Alison Smithmore
This week, Perspective looks at the issue of Canadians held in foreign jails and the people who say Canada is not doing enough to help. Alison speaks to Mohamed Fahmy, the Egyptian-Canadian journalist who spent almost two years in an Egyptian jail. Gar Pardy, Former Ambassador and former Director General of Consular Affairs Bureau talks to Alison about the assistance that Canadians in trouble overseas receive at the moment and what a parliamentary resolution on this issue would achieve. Maryam Malekpour, whose brother Saeed Malekpour has been in an Iranian prison for eight years, talks about her experience in dealing with her brother's imprisonment and how the Canadian government could be doing more to help. Finally, Alison speaks to Lorne Waldman (lawyer representing Bashir Makhtal, a Canadian held in an Ethiopian jail) about the legal complications faced by Canadians imprisoned abroad.
12:30C-SPAN This Weekmore
British Labour MP Tristram Hunt and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel discuss the rise of populism and the consequences of the Brexit and Trump vote. December 9 CEOs for Time Warner and AT&T appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss the proposed merger between the two corporations. The deal worth some $85B was initially criticized by President-elect Trump but now appears to have his blessing. December 7
14:45World Showcasemore
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.
16:00In Committee From The House Of Commonsmore
The committee continues its study on the development of a national pharmacare program. The Citizens’ Reference Panel on Pharmacare’s Peter MacLeod and Jean-Pierre St-Onge, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s Lesley James, and pharmaceutical sciences professor Larry Lynd present their recommendations to improve accessibility to pharmaceutical drugs. (December 6, 2016)
17:30In Committee From The House of Commonsmore
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses supplementary estimates and the Federal Court decision on the Canadian Security Intelligence Service's data retention. The court ruled last month that CSIS should not have retained this information as it was not related to threats to the security of Canada. CSIS director Michel Coulombe is also questioned about the court's decision, along with Robert Frater, chief general counsel for Justice Canada, and John Cousineau, CSIS assistant director of operations enablement. (December 8, 2016)
19:30Tête à Têtemore
He headed Elections Canada for 10 years and organized three general elections during his tenure. As he leaves his post at the end of 2016, Marc Mayrand makes recommendations to the government on ways to increase voter turnout. Mr. Mayrand discusses these and more with Pierre Donais in this « exit interview ».
20:00Perspective with Alison Smithmore
This week, Perspective looks at the issue of Canadians held in foreign jails and the people who say Canada is not doing enough to help. Alison speaks to Mohamed Fahmy, the Egyptian-Canadian journalist who spent almost two years in an Egyptian jail. Gar Pardy, Former Ambassador and former Director General of Consular Affairs Bureau talks to Alison about the assistance that Canadians in trouble overseas receive at the moment and what a parliamentary resolution on this issue would achieve. Maryam Malekpour, whose brother Saeed Malekpour has been in an Iranian prison for eight years, talks about her experience in dealing with her brother's imprisonment and how the Canadian government could be doing more to help. Finally, Alison speaks to Lorne Waldman (lawyer representing Bashir Makhtal, a Canadian held in an Ethiopian jail) about the legal complications faced by Canadians imprisoned abroad.
20:30Outburstmore
This week "Outburst" comes to you from Montreal, Quebec, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and your nation's capital. We are asking Canadians:What should be done to tackle opioid abuse in Canada? Should Canada reform its immigration system? How would you like to see the federal government invest your tax dollars? Is Canada doing enough to be environmentally responsible? We also test your Canadian knowledge with our "Brain Teasers" segment!
21:00Extraordinary Canadiansmore
Plains Cree leader Big Bear (Mistahimaskwa) was famous for being the first major prairie chief to refuse to sign a treaty. He was an avid counsellor for peaceful dealings with the Canadian government, but that trait eventually caused some of his followers to refuse his leadership. Award winning author and professor Rudy Wiebe has written on Big Bear. His 1973 novel “The Temptations of Big Bear” has earned him a Governor General’s Award.
21:30PrimeTime Politics this Weekmore
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US vice president Joe Biden address Canada’s premiers and indigenous leaders at the First Ministers’ Meeting in Ottawa. Premiers speak to the media about negotiating a national climate change framework.
22:45Podiummore
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is presented with the insignia of Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, the highest decoration that France can award, at a ceremony at the Embassy of France, in Ottawa. (December 6, 2016)

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