Oct. 22: Five stories for Hill watchers

Pop quiz: Who was Canada’s first prime minister? What’s the capital of the Northwest Territories? Those may well be among the questions Tuesday when Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, Historica Canada, high school students and community members take part in The Amazing Citizenship Race Game Show at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Other stories to watch around Parliament Hill:

Senate scandal: Don’t expect similar questions later in the day, though, during question period in the House of Commons, where the Senate spending scandal remains all the rage.

Infrastructure: The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies will be urging Ottawa to hurry up with its new Building Canada Plan at a news conference to highlight the importance of federal spending on infrastructure.

Mining and gas: The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability will launch its campaign aimed at giving people who are hurt in overseas industrial accidents the ability to take Canadian mining and oil and gas companies to court in Canada.

Statistics Canada: Statistics Canada will reveal how well stores were doing across the country over the summer when it releases the retail trade figures for August.


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