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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


  
Tories, NDP agree to pass controversial justice bill in House

Opposition parties say Tories could spike Clean Air Act; it was 'dead on arrival' when minority government tabled it


  
Grits accuse governing Tories of blocking attempts to investigate RCMP pension fund scandal

But NDP Christopherson says Tories can use upcoming report against Liberals in next election.


  
Will PM stay put, or, pull Parliamentary election plug?

Governing Tories say they don't want an election, but Libs say Conservatives are setting up legislative exit strategies.


  
Government whip won't rule out confidence vote on Clean Air Act

Grit MP David McGuinty convinced Conservatives want an early election


  
House poised to debate, vote on budget and vote on Nadeau's anti-scab private member's bill

Lobby for and against Bloc's private member's bill C-257 banning replacement workers during a strike heats up as House gets set to vote on it at third reading on Wednesday


  
House poised to debate, vote on governing Conservatives' budget

Back in 1979, Bob Rae's budget sub-amendment brought down Joe Clark's Progressive Conservative government in dramatic vote.


  
Opposition parties want to know what million-dollar Public Appointments Commission has been up to without a commissioner

Director of Public Prosecutions' $98.5-million budget is half of government's new aid program to Afghanistan, says Goodale


  
Kingsley expects next federal election 'any time soon'

Canada's former chief electoral officer Kingsley says new CEO better be a quick study, election soon


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman's Fourth of July shindig July 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, right, and his wife, Vicki, were all smiles at hosting their first Fourth of July bash in Ottawa. Some 3,000 guest attended. The mood was good and there was a lot of dancing, eating, and chatting.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman. The dress code was summer whites. The atmosphere was light and lovely.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ken Taylor, former Canadian ambassador to Iran.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky's Susan Smith, Ottawa University's Robert Asselin, and Bluesky's Tim Barber.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former CTV Hill reporter Roger Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Bloc MP Claude Bachand and Danielle Leclerc.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

House of Commons protocol's Elizabeth Rody and Jane Kennedy.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

McLoughlin Media's Barry McLoughlin and Laura Peck.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Perrin Beatty, wearing a nice summer hat.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The National Arts Centre's Peter Herndorff and Rosemary Thompson.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Sisters, Maggie Creskey, left, and Hill Times publisher Anne Marie Creskey.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Joe Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Chad Schella, Maureen McTeer, and CPAC's Catherine Clark.

The Hill Times photograph Jake Wright

The guests on the front lawn of the U.S. ambassador's official residence in Ottawa's swishy Rockcliffe neighbourhood, high up above the Ottawa River.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The cheesecakes were brought in from Chicago. Yum!

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Maclean's magazine's Paul Wells.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Shaw's Alayne Crawford and Gary Clement, senior manager of GR at TD Bank (Toronto). 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CCCE's Ailish Campbell, Ekos' Frank Graves, Amgen's Kim Furlong, and H&K's Jackie King.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Environics' Greg MacEachern, CPAC's Natalie LeMay-Calcutt, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CommuniquéDirect's Nick Masciantonio and MDA's Leslie Swartman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

That's a lot of cheese, Martha.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Postmedia News columnist Andrew Coyne and Global TV News reporter Laura Stone.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay, right, and a friend.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The lineup.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The scene.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Postmedia News national affairs columnist Andrew Coyne.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CTV cameraman Dave Ellis, centre. 

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