POLITICS

With historic Senate vote done, parties gather to map next steps forward

11/06/2013 04:30 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
OTTAWA - The major political parties meet in Ottawa today to map the next steps forward, now that senators have voted to suspend three of their own.

The Conservative, Liberal and New Democrat caucuses will hold their regular weekly meetings in separate rooms on Parliament Hill.

Afterward, questions are sure to continue over the Senate expense scandal, despite Tuesday's vote to suspend senators Mike Duffy, Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin without pay.

A group called Canada 2020, along with the University of Montreal, will talk climate change as they release the results of a national survey of Canadian public opinion on the issue.

Kim Campbell will be at the University of Ottawa, where she'll reflect on the 20th anniversary of her time as Canada's only female prime minister.

ACTRA, the body that represents organized actors across Canada, will lobby members of Parliament to come up with ways to put more Canadian content on television screens.

And midwives from across the country will gather in Ottawa for a three-day conference and exhibit on what they do to help mothers giving birth.