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Canadians believe 'Life Means Life' Act an election ploy: poll

Canadians believe 'Life Means Life' Act an election ploy: poll

Only 34 per cent of voting-age Canadians believe the Conservative election campaign announcement that the 'Life Means Life' bill will be a top priority is a genuine attempt to address violent crime, says a Forum Research poll.



Will climate refugees in Canada finally spur action on climate change?

Will climate refugees in Canada finally spur action on climate change?
Saskatchewan today has thousands of climate refugees suffering as a result of climate change. Will that be enough to change minds and spur meaningful action? If our leaders have, as they should, the health and wellbeing of the population as their highest priority, it must.

Political risks uncertain in expected TPP supply management concessions

Political risks uncertain in expected TPP supply management concessions
‘I think this is going to be a big election issue,’ says NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau.

Almost half of Canadians support Liberal child care plan: poll

Almost half of Canadians support Liberal child care plan: poll
The Forum Research poll showed that Quebecers, Canadians aged 55 to 64 and those who earn $60,000 to $80,000 are more likely to support the Liberal plan. The poll also found that 40 per cent of Conservative voters and 39 per cent of NDP voters support the Liberal plan.

Lobbyists worry about ‘chill,’ some MPs still unclear about rules on lobbyist gifts, meals

Lobbyists worry about ‘chill,’ some MPs still unclear about rules on lobbyist gifts, meals
Conservative MP James Rajotte says ‘there is some confusion now in terms of what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.’

COLUMNS

MP-sponsored private member’s bills that passed the House & died in the Senate:

• C-314, Breast Density Awareness Act (second reading) Sponsored by Conservative MP Patrick Brown

• C-643, National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day Act (second reading) Sponsored by Independent MP Manon Perreault

• C-290, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting) (committee) Sponsored by NDP MP Brian Masse

• C-350, an Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (accountability of offenders) (committee) Sponsored by Conservative MP Guy Lauzon

Monday, June 15 

• The House will consider Bill C-59, the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1, at third reading.

• The House Public Accounts Committee will meet in-camera to discuss information technology investments at the Canada Border Services Agency. 

• The Senate Human Rights Committee will meet to examine Canada’s international and national human rights obligations. 

• The Senate Official Languages Committee will meet to continue studying Bill S-205, an Act to amend the Official Languages Act.


Parliamentary Calendar
Thursday, September 3, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Election 2015: Prime Minister Stephen Harper's rally in Ottawa Aug. 31, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative Party campaign director of communications Kory Teneycke.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Sun Media's David Akin and the Conservatives' Jeremy Hunt say hi to Conservative supporters.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative candidate Royal Galipeau, running for re-election in Orleans, Ont.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Ottawa-area Conservative candidates have a laugh.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative Party supporter.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative candidate Damian Konstantinakos, running in Ottawa Centre, Ont.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper greets supporters.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to Conservative Party supporters.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative Party staffer Colin McSweeney.

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