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Harper government could be defeated this week

But Parliamentary expert Ned Franks not convinced of contempt, says solution is to fix government's secrecy problems, define 'Cabinet confidences.'

If the opposition parties find Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government in contempt of Parliament for the sake of political theatre over documents not provided to the House, the vote will mean nothing, says one of the country's leading experts on Parliament who is calling on MPs to reform what constitutes "Cabinet confidences" in order to prevent today's historic events from ever reoccurring.

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Harper government could be defeated this week

But Parliamentary expert Ned Franks not convinced of contempt, says solution is to fix government's secrecy problems, define 'Cabinet confidences.'

If the opposition parties find Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government in contempt of Parliament for the sake of political theatre over documents not provided to the House, the vote will mean nothing, says one of the country's leading experts on Parliament who is calling on MPs to reform what constitutes "Cabinet confidences" in order to prevent today's historic events from ever reoccurring.

  

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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