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Today on the Hill: Mayors, councillors wrap annual lobbying effort

11/20/2014 04:30 EST | Updated 01/19/2015 05:59 EST
OTTAWA - Municipal leaders wind up their annual advocacy trip to Parliament Hill today, after three days of lobbying their federal counterparts.

Mayor and councillors have been meeting federal politicians to discuss local issues ranging from infrastructure needs to public safety.

A speech from deputy Liberal leader Ralph Goodale is one of the last items on their agenda.

Other events and developments on and around Parliament Hill today:

— The military will offer a briefing on Canadian combat operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant;

— Health Minister Rona Ambrose goes before the Commons health committee to talk about the Canadian Food Inspection Agency;

— Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien testifies before the Commons legal affairs committee on Bill C-13, the cyberbullying bill;

— Three Liberal-appointed senators — James Cowan, Lillian Dyck and Serge Joyal — discuss the Harper government's refusal to establish an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal woman and girls;

— Statistics Canada releases wholesale trade figures for September.