Legislation

‘Most dysfunctional,’ extraordinary week in the House, and despite pulling Motion 6, Liberals still want extended sittings

After procedural wrangling took up most of the Commons time last week, there’s a lot left on the government’s agenda. And there's also the matter of Barack Obama's address to Parliament, scheduled for six days after the House is slated to have its final sitting before summer.

Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc withdrew the controversial and extreme procedural measures in Motion 6, saying his objective is to try 'to find a proper mechanism to extend the sitting hours and allow for a more respectful debate on government legislation.' The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

By RACHEL AIELLO

PUBLISHED : Monday, May 23, 2016 12:00 AM

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