As the countdown to the summer recess shifts from weeks to days, just four House committees are scheduled to meet in public today, starting with GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS, which has set aside an hour to go over the contents of the latest supplementary estimates with Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos, which will be followed by a second one-hour session with senior Treasury Board officials. (3:30 – 5:30 PM)
Also this afternoon: PUBLIC SAFETY members continue to take a closer look at “ideologically motivated violent extremism” during a panel discussion with Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs CEO Shimon Koffler and National Council of Canadian Muslims CEO Mustafa Farooq before retreating behind closed doors to deal with “committee business.” (3:30 – 5:30 PM)
Over at ENVIRONMENT, MPs resume their review of Liberal MP Lenore Zann’s backbench pitch to develop a “national strategy to redress environmental racism” with expert testimony from the David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice, Quebec MLA Syvain Gaudreault and community activist Lynn Jones. (3:30 – 5:30 PM)
Finally, FISHERIES AND OCEANS members will hear from Maritime Fishermen’s Union executive director Martin Mallet, as well as the Unified Fisheries Conservation Alliance, Regroupement des pêcheurs professionnels du Sud de la Gaspésie and a panel of senior departmental officials as part of their ongoing examination of corporate offshore licences. (3:30 – 5:30 PM)
On the Senate side, meanwhile, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem will provide BANKING, TRADE AND COMMERCE members with an update on the state of the Canadian economy. (6:30 PM)
Committee highlights courtesy of our friends at iPoliticsINTEL.
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