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PM 'has every right' to ask GG to dissolve Parliament on anti-crime bill: Tory Senator

If the omnibus crime Bill C-2 is not passed by March 1, Prime Minister Stephen Harper could head over to the GG's.


  
Conservatives have blocked ´in and out´ probe since August 2007

Liberals push for probe into Conservatives, but Tories criticize Grits for attempting to get around new election financing rules


  
Tories stall ´in and out´ probe, say others ´have something to hide´

Liberals suggest Conservatives want to delay ´in and out´ election spending probe until after another election.


  
Opposition MPs ´still concerned´ about nuclear safety risks in Upper Ottawa Valley

Natural Resources reports 300 earthquakes in Ottawa-Gatineau since 1980


  
Afghanistan and economy to be top issues in House of Commons

A downturn in the economy not a good time for incumbent government to go to polls, say political watchers


  
Ethics Committee steps up probe deadline into Mulroney-Schreiber

On The Take author Stevie Cameron withdrawn as a witness, NDP MP Pat Martin concerned testimony would damage her 'journalistic integrity.'


  
House Ethics Committee to grill Doucet, MacKay, Pelossi, Rock and more

Commons committee looking into Mulroney-Schreiber Affair expects to finish its job by the end of February.


  
Copyright Act could affect Conservative fortunes in urban areas, says Geist

Industry Minister Jim Prentice calls Copyright Act 'fascinating'


  
Mulroney's dealings with Schreiber? $225,000 and 'a serious error in judgment.' Being the clerk of Mulroney-Schreiber committee? Priceless

Richard Rumas, clerk of House Ethics Committee, a 33-year veteran.


  
House Ethics Committee hopes to help judicial inquiry with Mulroney-Schreiber terms

Grit MP Paul Szabo defends committee, says it got more in first three hours than the RCMP got in 10 years.'


  
Conservatives still say Elections Canada unfairly singling out their expenses

Democracy Watch says Elections Canada hasn't looked closely enough at print advertising expenses for other parties


  
Government's seat increase bill 'flies in face of rep by pop,' says Aucoin

If passed, Bill C-22 would take effect after the 2011 census. House would be boosted to 330 seats after 2012.


  
Libs, NDP, and Bloc should open up election ad financing books too, say Conservatives

Chief Government Whip Jay Hill says, 'We're not doing anything differently under the rules than any of the other parties.'


  
Liberals, experts slam idea to hold referendum to abolish Senate

Tory Sen. Hugh Segal, who introduced motion to hold referendum, says he would vote against abolishing Senate in a referendum.


  
Parliamentary session will be a very 'wild ride,' and stakes 'extremely high'

Experts say the second session of the 39th Parliament will be high stakes brinkmanship.


  
Talk of prorogation, confidence votes, heat up for fall session

Government is said to prorogue any time now and return to fall business after the Oct. 10 Ontario election


  
Legislation

  
Tories have 'no intention' of passing Clean Air Act: Van Loan

Government House Leader Peter Van Loan says government won't pass wholly-overhauled Clean Air and Climate Change Act


  
Government quiet on overhauled Clean Air

Opposition parties say Conservatives will let controversial Clean Air Act die on Order Paper


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE