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NDP must choose between grilling and being grilled

Agreeing to adjourn early would postpone more committee testimony on ineligible NDP expenses, but it would also mean missing an opportunity to challenge the government on the Northern Gateway pipeline.

Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
NDP leader Tom Mulcair said last week he would deny the unanimous consent required for the House to adjourn early.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The government has put the NDP in a corner where it must decide whether to agree to a motion adjourning the Commons early for the summer—allowing the party to avoid damaging testimony on $36,000 worth of ineligible mailing expenses its MPs claimed—or oppose the motion in order to continue Commons sittings and attack the government over a green light it is expected to give for the controversial Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline to the B.C. Coast.

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NDP must choose between grilling and being grilled

Agreeing to adjourn early would postpone more committee testimony on ineligible NDP expenses, but it would also mean missing an opportunity to challenge the government on the Northern Gateway pipeline.

Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
NDP leader Tom Mulcair said last week he would deny the unanimous consent required for the House to adjourn early.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The government has put the NDP in a corner where it must decide whether to agree to a motion adjourning the Commons early for the summer—allowing the party to avoid damaging testimony on $36,000 worth of ineligible mailing expenses its MPs claimed—or oppose the motion in order to continue Commons sittings and attack the government over a green light it is expected to give for the controversial Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline to the B.C. Coast.

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Politicians, Candidates come out for Toronto Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 June 29, 2015

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On Sunday, Toronto didn't have to wait for the rain to stop for the rainbows to appear, or the politicians. Pictured here, federal and Ontario Liberal leaders Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne, joined by MPs Chrystia Freeland, Carolyn Bennett, and Bob Rae. Candidates Bill Morneau, Salma Zahid, and Bill Blair were there, too.

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, really playing up the beard thing at this year's pride.

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May alongside candidates Gord Miller, Mike Schreiner, and deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mark Daye.

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A first this year was a Conservative contingent actually walking in the parade. They were calling themselves the LGTBTories. Among them were MP Bernard Trottier, candidate for Toronto-Centre Julian Di Battista, and Status of Women and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.

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NDP Toronto MPs Matthew Kellway and Craig Scott, with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and candidate for Toronto-Centre Linda McQuaig.

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Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett carrying the banner with the Women's College Hospital in the parade.

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In an appearance that has sparked some backlash among social-conservative Conservatives, MPPs Jack MacLaren and Lisa MacLeod marched alongside Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown.

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