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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

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

  
The Week Ahead in Parliament

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Bluesky Strategy hosts Hillites, local politicos for drinks at Beckta Feb. 1, 2016

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Great Work Systems' Jen Hunter, Bluesky's Elizabeth Gray-Smith, and CMA's Kristen Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Attendees at the Tuesday, Jan. 27 event filled the glass atrium of the Performance Court Building adjoining to the back of Beckta restaurant on Elgin Street. A DJ was playing upbeat tunes all evening.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MP Scott Simms and Bluesky's Raphael Brass.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky's Susan Smith, CHEO CEO Alex Munter, Bluesky's Elizabeth Gray-Smith, and CMA's Kristin Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

NSERC President Mario Pinto talking to Phil Fontaine, former AFN national chief.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

NDP National Director Karl Bélanger.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bruce Heyman speaking with Huawei's Scott Bradley, and Liberal transition head Peter Harder.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MP Kim Rudd talks to Huffington Post Canada's Althia Raj.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Director of Communications to the House Speaker, Heather Bradley.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky Strategy's Codie Taylor, and Emily Smith in behind.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Kyle Harrietha, left, a staffer to Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Mike Storeshaw, director of media relations to interim Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Dentons' Scotty Greenwood.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki Heyman, Jen Hunter, and CMA's Kristin Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Reuters bureau chief Randall Palmer, Carleton journalism professor Allan Thompson, and The Hill Times editor Kate Malloy.

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