New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair will unveil another plank in his party's pre-election platform during a mid-afternoon speech at the Canadian Museum of History, where he's slated to take part in a conference on the link between public health and nutrition.
Also this afternoon, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will take on the role of questioner during a "sit-down interview" with Maryland Governor and "rumoured" Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley at an afternoon event organized by Canada 2020.
Back on the Hill, MPs retreat behind closed doors for their regularly scheduled weekly caucus confabs, where a new proposal to set up a subcommittee to study how to handle allegations of harassment between MPs will be on the agenda for all three parties.
Over on the Senate side, the Senate Liberals will hold an "open caucus" on climate change, which will include presentations by Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand, Stanford University professor Marc Jacobson, author Tim Rand and Carbon Tracker researcher James Leaton.
When the Commons Chamber reopens for business this afternoon, MPs will get their first chance to opine on the government's proposal to change Canada's gun laws, which is slated to begin second reading debate today.
The government's proposal to boost the powers of Canada's spy agency to
monitor and track suspected terrorists will undergo a second -- and final -- round of committee review
at Public Safety, where members will have just two hours to
hear from the only non-governmental witnesses slated to appear:
University of Ottawa law professors Craig Forcese and Wesley Wark,
Canadian Police Association president Tomn Stamatakis, University of Toronto law
professor Kent Roach, Royal Canadian Military College professor Christian
Leuprecht and Simon Fraser University associate professor Garth Davies.
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