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Parliamentary session failed to produce significant public policies, say experts

House session marked by 'name-calling, bullying, and mean-spiritedness.'


  
Feds say 80% of $29.4-billion stimulus 'being implemented,' report says 65.2% flowing

While the government says 80 per cent of $29-billion for one year is 'already being implemented,' only 65.2 per cent of the allocated money has actually begun to flow.


  
Tories push law and order bills through House, opposition 'hopping mad'

The Conservatives hope to move as many law and order bills through the legislative process as they possibly can before the House is scheduled to adjourn on June 23.


  
Libs want to limit pre-writ political advertising, Tories call it 'un-Canadian'

Faced with the government's rich campaign advertising machine, the federal Liberals call for some restrictions.


  
Government pushes crucial confidence vote back, Liberals talk up election

The House confidence vote will likely take place between June 16-18, says Government House Leader Jay Hill.


  
Conservatives still don't have draft regulations for environment plan three years later

The Tories have been in power for more than three years, and still don't have a plan.


  
Oil and gas industry looking for clear leadership on carbon emissions

And commissioner of environment Scott Vaughan to release first audit of climate change plans under Kyoto Implementation Act.


  
Conservatives push for referendum on Senate

Conservative Senator Hugh Segal says let the people decide, put 'legitimacy' question to rest.


  
Government moves ahead on gun control, crime and justice agenda

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police calls Bill C-301 'retrogressive' and won't benefit safety, security of Canadians.


  
Conservatives say economy is No. 1 issue, but opposition MPs say Tories will try to 'change the channel'

Liberals says Question Period questions will be all about the economy.


  
Carbon capture and storage 'being oversold as a panacea'

But critics and experts say there are geological risks, it's a waste of taxpayers' money and the 'economics are deadly.'


  
MPs push on $3-billion transparency

Government creates a new committee of deputy ministers to track progress of budget's extraordinary spending.


  
Budget is passed, Senate continues to study it

Four separate Senate committees will scrutinize Flaherty's massive budget and will report back by June 11.


  
Senate won't rubber stamp $258.6-billion budget, say Liberals

Conservatives call it 'political bluster,' and hope Grits will pass key budget bill 'as quickly as possible.'


  
Parliament to pass budget at 'lightning speed': MPs

House Finance Committee will get only two days to study budget spending.


  
No way to know if Canada's $1.5-billion ecoTrust is effective

But Environment Minister Jim Prentice says the federal government will 'learn from what has been said.'


  
Federal government to 'aggressively' implement spending measures

Feds say economy must be stimulated within the next 120 days to be most effective.


  
'Unprecedented,' 'historic' interest in Flaherty's federal budget, say Conservatives

Expect Tories' campaign promises on the agenda and bills that died on the Order Paper from 39th Parliament.


  
Prorogation now grinds government's legislative agenda to a halt

PM appealing to 'mob rule,' says Ned Franks.


  
Get ready for 'the Harper and Flaherty show' in critical fall Parliament session

Economic priorities mean this session of Parliament will be important, say players and analysts.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
World Press Photo 15 exhibit premiere at the Canadian War Museum, July 22 July 24, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
A woman takes in the third prize for contemporary issues single photos by Italian photographer Fulvio Bugani. His series is called 'Waria: Being a Different Muslim.'
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cees Cole, Netherlands ambassador to Canada.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
World Press Photo representative Noortje Gorter.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Photographer Chris Roussakis, Hill Times reporter Rachel Aiello, photographer Cynthia Münster and Hill Times online editor Bea Vongdouangchanh.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The music from these two string musicians flowed through the gallery all evening.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Jeanine DeVos taking in the exhibit.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums, with Silvie Morel.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cynthia and Yves Bled.

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