Liberal MPs Nick Whalen, left, and Scott Simms at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee meeting on Wednesday night, March 22, 2017. The opposition MPs on the House Affairs Committee filibustered for about 38 hours last week and plan to continue delay the study of the government's discussion paper on sweeping changes to the House rules next week when the House returns.

The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade


Opposition parties say their ongoing filibuster a protest against Liberals’ ‘political thuggery’


'It’s so important that you’ve got the NDP and the Conservatives arm in arm, singing Kumbaya, and nothing right now is going to phase us from continuing this fight,' says the NDP's David Christopherson.


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Status Of Government Business

  • S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (second reading)
  • C-5, An Act to Repeal Division 20 of Part 3 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 (second reading)
  • C-7, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act, and others (RCMP union bill) (consideration of amendments made by the Senate)
  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    Thursday, March 23

    The House Foreign Affairs and Development Committee will meet at 8:45 a.m. in room 415, Wellington Building to discuss the situation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 25 years after the end of the Cold War. It will hear from officials from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and Edgars Rinkevics, the foreign minister of Latvia. The meeting will be televised. The House Government Operations and Estimates Committee will meet at 8:45 a.m. in room 315, Wellington Building to continue its review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act. It will hear from officials from the Public Servants Disclosure Tribunal and the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada, including commissioner Joe Friday.