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Senate won't rubber stamp $258.6-billion budget, say Liberals

Conservatives call it 'political bluster,' and hope Grits will pass key budget bill 'as quickly as possible.'

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff are both threatening a spring election, but the chair of the Senate National Finance Committee says he won't rubber stamp Bill C-10, the $258.6-billion budget bill and $40-billion stimulus package, by rushing it through in two days. Instead, he wants the government to split the 500-page piece of legislation into two.

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Senate won't rubber stamp $258.6-billion budget, say Liberals

Conservatives call it 'political bluster,' and hope Grits will pass key budget bill 'as quickly as possible.'

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff are both threatening a spring election, but the chair of the Senate National Finance Committee says he won't rubber stamp Bill C-10, the $258.6-billion budget bill and $40-billion stimulus package, by rushing it through in two days. Instead, he wants the government to split the 500-page piece of legislation into two.

  

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Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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