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Status of Government Business

  
The Week Ahead

  
Liberals to open up secretive Commons governing board

'I have a responsibility at some point to bring in amendments to the Parliament of Canada Act, for example, around opening up the Board of Internal Economy,' says Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc.


  
Government to repeal controversial sick leave measures

  
TPP language on copyright open to interpretation, needs to be more clear, say experts

'I think before you go and sign something you should have a better sense of what you are signing for,' says University of Ottawa professor Michael Geist.


  
Trudeau should recall Parliament by end of November so opposition can hold Liberal government to account: Tory MP

'To delay the recall of Parliament, the official opposition won’t have the opportunity to hold the government accountable on issues like the [UN] climate change summit in Paris or the G20 meeting,' says Conservative MP Michael Chong.


  
Montreal massacre lobby group backs Liberals for gun safety promises

  
Ministers had no objection to niqabs in public service last March

  
Ag Minister Ritz blames media for weakening Canada's negotiating power on TPP

'It certainly is not helpful when you’re negotiating with 11 other countries and they start to see that there’s these kinds of discussions at home. No one else is doing that at home within their country. We seem to be the only ones doing that and it does create problems for our negotiators at the table,' says Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz.


  
Conservatives playing politics with Citizenship Act, say human rights lawyers

'It was just a lucky turn of events from the government’s point of view, that they were in a position to revoke Amara’s citizenship, and now that windfall has come to them they are going to exploit it as much as they can,' says Toronto lawyer John Norris.


  
Canadians believe 'Life Means Life' Act an election ploy: poll

Only 34 per cent of voting-age Canadians believe the Conservative election campaign announcement that the 'Life Means Life' bill will be a top priority is a genuine attempt to address violent crime, says a Forum Research poll.


  
53 per cent of Canadians agree marijuana should be legal: poll

  
Political risks uncertain in expected TPP supply management concessions

‘I think this is going to be a big election issue,’ says NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau.


  
Almost half of Canadians support Liberal child care plan: poll

The Forum Research poll showed that Quebecers, Canadians aged 55 to 64 and those who earn $60,000 to $80,000 are more likely to support the Liberal plan. The poll also found that 40 per cent of Conservative voters and 39 per cent of NDP voters support the Liberal plan.


  
Status of Government Business

  
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

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 15, 2016
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
MPs party under the stars, B.C. politicos come to Ottawa Feb. 8, 2016

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

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. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Party Under the Stars organizer Cheri Elliott, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Mr. Sajjan and Ms. Elliott.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Environics' Louis Charles Roy, Greg MacEachern, and their newest hire Chris McCluskey.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa city councillor Jody Mitic.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP James Bezan.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Rob Nicholson. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Peter Kent.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Jully Black with emcee of the evening Sarah Freemark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The crowd inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 3.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MPs at Wednesday's reception.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MPs Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Harjit Sajjan and Sukh Dhaliwal.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido and Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal B.C. MP Hedy Fry.

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