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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.


  
Some bills to be revived in 40th Parliament

Queen's University professor Franks says about 80 per cent of bills introduced in House would have been introduced by either party, mostly 'housekeeping' bills.


  
PM's democratic reform agenda mostly stuck at second reading in Commons

Most bills still have significant hurdles and Commons committees to get through House yet.


  
Conservative Senator suggests a new Senate, 'a true House of Provinces'

Alberta Tory Senator Bert Brown calls it the 'Elton Override,' so Senate wouldn't overpower House, but Liberals say it would create impasse.


  
Tories can't get late-night sittings, opposition parties don't like their 'cavalier' ways

Expert says 'poisonous' environment exhausting for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Grit Leader Stéphane Dion.


  
Parliamentary session a productive one, but more public policy debate needed

Ned Franks says he's surprised by how little Parliament has discussed important public policy issues, like the environment.


  
Raucous House should shut down early, says expert

But Conservatives say they're proceeding with 'successful' agenda.


  
Aboriginals issues hot in House, as bills pass Commons

Quebec Liberal Senator Aurélien Gill has introduced a private member's bill to establish an aboriginal people's assembly within Parliament.


  
Senator urges Prime Minister Harper to fill increasing Senate vacancies

Currently, there are 14 Senate vacancies, but there will be 30 vacancies by the end of 2009.


  
Only courts can decide on Tories' 'in-and-out' campaign financing scheme

Elections Canada says other parties were not questioned because parties made 'non-monetary' transfers.


  
PM Harper stalls, Governor General Jean should appoint Senators, says Grit

There could be at least 30 vacancies by the end of 2009, a 'grave' situation as Canadians would be underrepresented and hopes to address it in Bill S-224, says Grit N.S. Senator Wilfred Moore.


  
Conservatives confusing public on 'in and out' financing says Prof. MacIvor

It's the content of Tory Party's ads in question


  
Prime Minister's Senators Selection Bill C-20 'a joke,' claims NDP MP Charlie Angus

Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand says bill could confuse voters.


  
House Affairs Committee gripped by political difficulties

Whips met last week to talk about cooperation in this particularly testy minority Parliament but show no results.


  
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, President of the SOCAN Board of Directors Stan Meissner, and SOCAN Chief Quebec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, pictured May 12 at the event.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Gord Brown, chair of the House Canadian Heritage Committee.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Pierre Nantel take a selfie during the concert.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Canadian performing artist Sarah Slean.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
DFATD Director General Marcel Lebleu, Environics Communications' Louis-Charles Roy, Alex Nevsky, and ESDC's Philippe Bernier-Arcand.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Back Row: Stéphane Dion, Sarah Slean, Mr. Brown, Eric Baptiste, Pierre Nantel, Stan Meissner, James Cowan. Front Row: Marc Ouellette, Geneviève Côté, Alex Nevsky, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Gabriel Gratton.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Gabriel Gratton, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Alex Nevsky performing.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, SOCAN's Geneviève Côté, and Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Sarah Slean and NDP MP Tyrone Benskin.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Terrence Young, SOCAN's Stan Meissner, and Eric Baptiste.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Tom Mulcair's current, and former chiefs of staff Alain Gaul and Raoul Gébert, with SOCAN's Eric Baptiste.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Sen. Cowan, Sarah Slean, and Stan Meissner.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics Communications' Alex Bushell, with NDP MPs Carol Hughes and Djaouida Sellah.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Alex Nevsky and Environics Communications' Greg MacEachern.

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