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Feds expected to amend Bill C-51

Rathgeber hopes to force the government’s hand by introducing balanced-budget legislation

Independent MP Brent Rathgeber will also table private member's bills on CSEC, the size of cabinet, and recall legislation.

Anti-Terrorism Act House committee hearings a ‘sham,’ say opposition MPs

Tories rushing Bill C-51 and opposition MPs say it’s difficult to explore the massive bill in-depth.

Conservatives 'beating drum' on terrorism, says civil liberties lawyer

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.

Anti-abortion group launches anti-Trudeau campaign

Commons internet server system temporarily prevents access to Finley conflict of interest report

Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson finds Public Works Minister Diane Finley breached Conflict of Interest Act related to 2011 funding to Markham, Ont., community centre.

Experts, NDP concerned eight meetings not enough to study intricacies of feds’ anti-terrorism omnibus bill C-51

Feds have delivered most of 2013 Throne Speech promises, economy now a wild card

Feds table supplementary estimates, seeking approval for $139.6-million for incremental costs of Iraq, Ukraine missions

Anti-terrorism bill 'more about politics than public safety,' says civil liberties lawyer

'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.

Delayed budget throws off fiscal cycle, rushes scrutiny, critics say

Opposition parties and the former Parliamentary budget officer are criticizing the governing Conservatives’ budget delay as a political move.

Families earning more than $233,000 will gain most from Conservatives' income splitting plan, says new report

'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.

Delayed budget could mean child care tax benefit cheques won't go out in July as scheduled

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.

House ailing, level of debate worse than high school: experts

Feds to push ahead on anti-terrorism, budget bills

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Politicians, Candidates come out for Toronto Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 June 29, 2015

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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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