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Senate passes Bill C-377 then rises for summer

Senate Liberals, three Conservatives vote against controversial union financial transparency bill.


  
Tories get consent to rise early after backroom negotiations go to eleventh hour

Political gamesmanship, personalities all played into talks that lasted all week.


  
Status of Government Business

  
Bill C-50, the Citizen Voting Act, likely to die on Order Paper

  
The Week Ahead in Parliament

  
Status of Government Business

  
Status of Government Business

  
Budget bill debate, partisanship to define final weeks of 41st House

  
The Week Ahead in Parliament

  
Status of government business

  
Senate pre-study of Bill C-51 cuts through spin with fresh witnesses

With a few exceptions, the National Security and Defence Committee is hearing from key voices that didn’t get a chance to testify before the House during its rushed study.


  
New poll shows Canadians support making anthem gender neutral

Fifty-eight per cent of Canadians strongly or somewhat approve of changing the Canadian national anthem's lyrics from 'in all thy sons command' to 'in all of us command,' according to a new poll.


  
MPs say remaining weeks in House all about positioning, posturing pre-writ period

  
Status of Government Business

  
Government ruling any C-51 amendments to enhance oversight out of order, say opposition MPs

  
The Week Ahead, March 30 - April 2

  
Status of Government Business

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, July 12, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Politicians, Candidates come out for Toronto Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 June 29, 2015

Photo courtesy of Twitter

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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