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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.

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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.

  

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Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Vickers honoured at Douglas C. Frith dinner April 2, 2015

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The evening began with RCMP Cpl. Craig Kennedy's rendition of O Canada.
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Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers was recognized as an honorary member of CAFP for his heroism as the Sergeant at Arms during the Oct. 22 shooting.
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Peter O'Brian, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett and Steve Paikin.
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Rob Nicholson and former Liberal MP Sue Barnes.
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Conservative MP Dean Allison.
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Kevin Vickers and Conservative MP Ray Boughen.
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International Union of Operating Engineers' Steven Schumann and Canadian Labour's Nathan Rotman.
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House Deputy Speaker Joe Comartin.
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Mary Dawson, Senator David Smith, and Sharon Sholzberg-Gray.
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Senator Art Eggleton and Conservative MP Earl Dreeshen.
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Independent MP Brent Rathgeber in conversation with TVO's Steve Paikin.
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Andrew Cardozo, Pearson Centre president.
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Conservative MP Jay Aspin and Kevin Vickers.
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Lobbyist Leo Duguay.
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TVO host and author Steve Paikin gave an impassioned speech on what he's learned about the allure of public life.

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