'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.
'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.
'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.
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.
‘I think this is going to be a big election issue,’ says NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau.
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.
Senate Liberals, three Conservatives vote against controversial union financial transparency bill.
Political gamesmanship, personalities all played into talks that lasted all week.
Attendees packed into Social on Sussex Drive last Thursday, a mix of Canada 2020 delegates and Hillites. The bar was lit up red and the party went on well into the wee hours of the morning.
Policy Options Editor Dan Gardner, Environics' Greg MacEachern, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.
Canadians for Clean Prosperity’s Tom Chervinsky and Mollie Anderson, with United Way Ottawa VP Adam Smith.
Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ Nicholas Todd and Canada 2020’s Alex Patterson.
Adriana Vega, William Norman, and Liberal MP Anita Vandenbeld’s legislative assistant Hillary Buchan-Terrell.
NPR Radio host in D.C. David McGuffin and Liberal volunteer Mike Lapointe.
The Globe and Mail’s Adam Radwanski and Samara’s Kendall Anderson.
Great Work’s Jen Hunter and Allana Graham, flanking Canadian Home Builders' Association’s Jason Burggraaf.