Inside Politics

PM heads to Ukraine as top court nominee Marc Nadon awaits verdict on his appointment

As the PM heads off to Europe -- specifically, Ukraine, the Netherlands and Germany -- back home in Ottawa, his putative Supreme Court nominee Marc Nadon awaits the final verdict on his appointment in limbo to the highest court in the land, which is scheduled for delivery later this morning.

Back on the Hill, New Democrat justice critic Francoise Boivin will share her thoughts on the ruling at a mid-morning press conference.

Elsewhere in the capital, Euromaidan Ottawa supporters will protest "Russia's ethnic cleansing of Crimea" at a noon-hour vigil by the Canadian Human Rights Monument at the corner of Lisgar and Elgin.

Out and about on the good news circuit today:

  • Employment Minister Jason Kenney joins his provincial counterpart at the Alberta legislature in Edmonton, where the pair will reveal the latest news on the Canada Jobs Grant.
  • In Winnipeg, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq signs off on the Lake Friendly Accord.
  • FedDev Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear pays a visit to Kodiak Group Holdings Company in his home riding of Cambridge, for what the advisory bills as "an important announcement on the Government of Canada's commitment to invest in the Canadian Armed Forces and bolster economic growth."
  • Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson drops by Ottawa Chinese Services Centre, where, alongside representatives from ABC Life Literacy Canada and the TD Bank Group, he'll "highlight efforts to raise Canadians' financial literacy skills."
  • On the east coast, local MP Scott Armstrong delivers a fresh load of federal support to the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society.

Meanwhile, the New Democrats continue their cross-country campaign against the government's proposed changes to the election laws, which the party now refers to as the Unfair Elections Act, as MPs Charlie Angus and Niki Ashton launch a new series of "public consultations" in Regina and Winnipeg, respectively.

Finally, former New Democrat turned Independent turned Green MP Bruce Hyer has launched a public awareness tour of his own on nuclear waste, which will take him to Nipigon this evening for a "second round of public meetings." 

For up to the minute dispatches from the precinct and beyond, keep your eye on the Parliament Hill Ticker below -- or, alternatively, bookmark it and check back throughout the day. 

Mobile-friendly auto-updating text feed available here

NOTE: Updates added in reverse chronological (newer to older) order.

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.