The Finance committee, which normally might be tasked with work on economic or government fiscal issues in advance of a budget expected by late April, will instead turn its sights on terrorism soon after Parliament resumes next Monday.
Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson finds Public Works Minister Diane Finley breached Conflict of Interest Act related to 2011 funding to Markham, Ont., community centre.
'The Harper government has introduced this bill, in an election year, to create a political wedge issue of sorts, and unfortunately the opposition parties not only have recognized that but they are responding in kind rather than taking a principled stand on civil liberties,' says Paul Champ.
Opposition parties and the former Parliamentary budget officer are criticizing the governing Conservatives’ budget delay as a political move.
'For low-income families with children, the probability of making even $1 is very low with only one in 10 getting that much,' says CCPA report.
NDP MP Nathan Cullen says Conservatives will use time allocation and closure motions to ensure cheques are out the door on time. 'They are desperate to get out these cheques so they can buy a few votes,' Mr. Cullen says.
Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole and Steven Blaney dancing with performer Jully Black.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Party Under the Stars organizer Cheri Elliott, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie.
Environics' Louis Charles Roy, Greg MacEachern, and their newest hire Chris McCluskey.
The crowd inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 3.
Liberal MPs Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.
B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido and Premier Christy Clark.