As reported by CBC on Monday, MPs on the House of Commons finance
committee are back in the parliamentary precinct today, courtesy of a formal
request filed by New Democrat revenue critic Murray Rankin, who wants the
committee to consider conducting full hearings into what he describes as
"allegedly aggressive auditing of certain Canadian charities" by the Canada
The meeting is currently slated to take place behind closed doors, but that
could change if members vote to open it up.
Either way, Rankin will share his concerns with reporters during pre- and
post-meeting media availabilities.
Before that gets underway, however, the Transportation Safety
Board will unveil its final report on the 2013 Lac-Megantic train
derailment, which will be released later this morning at a press conference at
the Lac-Megantic Golf Club.
New Democrat transport critic Hoang Mai will offer his
thoughts on the findings during a midday appearance at the National Press
Outside the precinct, the Canadian Medical Association
continues its annual conference with an "election readiness" session with former
Quebec Premier Jean Charest, as well as discussions on "ensuring quality of
end-of-life care for Canadians now and in the future."
Elsewhere on the opposition front, New Democrat Leader Tom
Mulcair chats with local media during a midday appearance at
the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Meanwhile, in Edmonton, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau kicks
off his party's annual summer caucus retreat by breakfasting with MPs and
"Alberta Co-operatives" before heading into full day of strategy sessions, as
well as a joint meeting with party officials, including the board of directors
and the National Election Readiness Team.
Once official caucus business has wrapped up for the day, Trudeau will head
to Louise McKinney Park for an evening rally with "Liberal supporters."
Hit the jump for the full post.