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Week ahead in Parliament

  
Libs, Bloc, and NDP push feds on Italian-Canadian redress, apology

The government has officially apologized to Chinese, Japanese and Ukrainian Canadians. Why not Italian-Canadians, asks Grit MP Massimo Pacetti.


  
Opposition MPs want politics out of poverty

Conservatives are criticized for showing no political will to lead on poverty issues, but Tories say they have to be realistic.


  
Status of Government Business

  
Week Ahead In Parliament

  
Week Ahead In Parliament

  
NDP filibustering Canada-Colombia Free Trade Bill, could tie it up 'forever,' say feds

Government House Leader Jay Hill says, 'A small party like the NDP can basically tie up a piece of legislation forever.'


  
Government proposal to increase House seats won't fly in Quebec

Conservative MP Scott Reid says the principle of representation by population would be the main reason for the bill.


  
House of Commons is back, expect another political roller coaster ride

Commons to vote on Liberals' non-confidence vote, NDP likely to support it.


  
Election threat hangs over Parliament as parties position for campaign

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to table his budget update report. Grits to vote against Tories.


  
MPs back in town, expect 'unruly and surly' House

Libs to table non-confidence motion on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1, but say the government wants to trigger an election. Tories say Liberals are to blame.


  
Next federal election trigger likely to happen after G20, not before: insiders

If the government's not defeated in the first week, the Libs will have other opportunities this month.


  
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.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
MPs party under the stars, B.C. politicos come to Ottawa Feb. 8, 2016

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole and Steven Blaney dancing with performer Jully Black. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Party Under the Stars organizer Cheri Elliott, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Mr. Sajjan and Ms. Elliott.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Environics' Louis Charles Roy, Greg MacEachern, and their newest hire Chris McCluskey.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa city councillor Jody Mitic.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP James Bezan.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Rob Nicholson. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Peter Kent.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Jully Black with emcee of the evening Sarah Freemark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The crowd inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 3.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MPs at Wednesday's reception.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MPs Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Harjit Sajjan and Sukh Dhaliwal.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido and Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal B.C. MP Hedy Fry.

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