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First Nations vow to rise up against feds’ lack of consultation on budget bill

First Nations say this is just the beginning and are organizing across the country to make their voices heard.


  
MPs go into ‘10K run’ on House votes this week

House to vote on 47 grouped votes on Bill C-45, Second Budget Implementation Bill, it’s expected to take eight to 10 hours.


  
Feds open to amending Political Loan Accountability Act, Elections Canada calls bill ‘flawed’

Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand says Bill C-21 is ‘an overly complex regime that will be very difficult to apply for political entities and their supporters.’


  
MPs get only a few hours to review massive omnibus budget implementation bill, call it a ‘farce’

House committees will have to report back amendments by Nov. 20.


  
Privacy commissioner concerned about feds’ First Nations Accountability Bill

Jennifer Stoddart says Bill C-27 privacy issue is not lawfulness, but one of principle.


  
Canadian majority opposes omnibus legislation: Forum Research poll

The Forum Research poll, conducted last weekend after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled a second massive budget implementation bill, found 64 per cent of respondents opposed bundling several unrelated bills into one, which also failed to get support from a majority who ranked the Conservative Party as their current voter preference.


  
Opposition MPs claim partial victory in forcing federal government to back down on omnibus budget implementation bill

Second massive omnibus bill to be studied in 11 House committees, but NDP and Grits doubt they’ll be allowed to amend bill.


  
A ‘sleeper’ in Senate, food safety bill expected to heat up in Commons

Bill S-11, Food Safety Act, is considered hugely important for the food industry, especially since there was the largest beef recall last month in Canadian history.


  
Feds say Bill C-27 will bring accountability to First Nations, but critics call it paternalistic, redundant

  
House moves on restricting political loans bill, Liberals resisted legislation for last year

Bill will further tighten rules on political loans and calls for more transparency, but opposition parties want PM to release his own 2004 leadership contributors’ list.


  
MPs concerned about ensuring ‘communities of interest’ in redrawing riding boundaries

Ridings can vary 25 per cent below or above the average population. Incumbent MPs are making their cases.


  
House as ‘boisterous as when we left it’: MPs

MPs returned last week to Ottawa after a nearly three-month break. But their political, partisan games continue, on both sides of the House.


  
Conservatives say second budget bill a priority, MPs say there could be another House showdown

MPs say economy, energy, foreign policy, immigration, robocalls, crime, and F-35s to be top issues in House.


  
Tories will pay political price if another omnibus budget bill introduced this fall, say opposition parties

  
House rules should be changed to prevent 'frivolous' report stage amendments, says former House leader

Restricting amendments at report stage undemocratic, rubber stamp for committees: May


  
Conflict of Interest Act's five-year review past deadline, opposition MPs frustrated with 'toothless' bill

Ethics Commissioner's 'biggest challenge' to administering Conflict of Interest Act is when it comes to dealing with gifts or other advantages given to public office holders.


  
Parliament passes new copyright law; Geist says feds caved to U.S. on digital locks

‘This was by far the U.S.’s biggest issue,’ says University of Ottawa copyright expert Michael Geist.


  
Conservative-dominated Senate pushes through three contentious bills, PMO says PM will not prorogue Parliament this fall

The majority-governing Conservatives are planning to push three of their most controversial major bills through the Senate by Friday, fuelling speculation that Prime Minister Stephen Harper intends to prorogue Parliament this fall to set out an ambitious new agenda for the period leading up to the next federal election in the fall of 2015.


  
Prime Minister calls session ‘legislatively productive,’ opposition parties call it ‘a full frontal attack on democracy’

Everything you ever wanted to know about Bill C-38, but were afraid to ask.


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko came to Parliament Hill: Sept. 17, 2014 Sept. 22, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, pictured on Sept. 17, mingling with the crowd on Parliament Hill after addressed a joint session of Parliament in the House of Commons.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured on Sept. 17, 2014, waiting on Parliament Hill for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to arrive.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Lynne Yelich, minister of state for foreign affairs and consular affairs.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Wladyslaw Lizon, who represents Mississauga East-Cooksville, Ont., pictured on the Hill.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Ted Opitz, who represents Etobicoke Centre, Ont.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko walking down the red carpet.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, standing by as Mr. Poroshenko is honoured with a 21-gun salute.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reviews the military guard.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reviewing the military guard on Parliament Hill shortly after arriving on Sept. 17, 2014.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reviewing the military guard before going inside to address the joint Parliament in the House of Commons.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signs the House and Senate visitors' book while House Sgt.-At-Arms Kevin Vickers, Acting House Clerk Marc Bosc, House Speaker Andrew Scheer, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Senate Speaker Noel Kinsella stand by and watch.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Stephen Harper shake hands in the Commons Rotunda.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Supporters of Ukraine outside on the front steps of Parliament Hill, pictured Sept. 17, 2014.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

A woman, wearing sunflowers in her hair, stands on Parliament Hill holding a sign that reads, 'Democracy for Ukraine.'

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

More supporters, pictured Sept. 17, 2014.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

A young woman wearing the very colourful Ukrainian traditional dress.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Another young woman wearing Ukrainian traditional dress.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Embassy News photographer Sam Garcia.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative Senator Raynell Andreychuk, Employment Minister Jason Kenney, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, pictured on Sept. 17 on Parliament Hill.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shakes a little girl's hand after she gave him flowers.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks to the crowd of supporters on Parliament Hill after addressing a joint session of Parliament in the House of Commons.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, surrounded by his security detail, steps down to join the front steps to get closer to the supporters on Parliament Hill.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko greets the crowd.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the crowd of well-wishers and supporters.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shakes another hand.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Earnscliffe Strategy Group's Yaroslav Baran.

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