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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

Don’t rush new CSIS bill, needs more oversight, say opposition MPs

Conservatives to prioritize, negotiate internally to set pre-writ legislative priorities

House Finance pre-budget hearings busier, but experts say budget already being written

House goes to bitter end of adversarial sitting, adjourns

Government claims legislative victory while opposition bemoans passage of a raft of ‘sketchy’ legislation.

Tory-dominated Senate committee to recommend major changes to feds’ elections bill

Tanker liability bill not enough to satisfy critics

Safeguarding Seas Bill could be part of resource agenda push.

Early budget, resources, justice top Conservatives’ winter legislative agenda


Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, March 6, 2015
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by John Major
ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
The Hill Times photograph by John Major
First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.