Wednesday, April 23, 2014
START A FREE TRIAL | SUBSCRIBE | LOG IN
Sign up for the free daily email

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On The Take author Stevie Cameron withdrawn as a witness, NDP MP Pat Martin concerned testimony would damage her 'journalistic integrity.'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


  
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


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Former Liberal deputy prime minister Herb Gray dies at age 82: some photos from his life on the Hill April 22, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray, the former Liberal MP, Cabinet minister, and deputy prime minister, pictured here with his daughter Elizabeth Gray-Smith, died on Monday, April 21 at the age of 82. He served in Parliament of 39 years and was one of Canada's longest-serving MPs.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray and his former assistant Eugene Lang, pictured at a Hill reception.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray, pictured on his way to a U.S. Embassy's Fourth of July party in Ottawa. Mr. Gray may have not been in the House in his later years, but he regularly attended Hill-related receptions.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray at a menorah-lighting ceremony on the Hill.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured back in his Centre Block office when he was in government.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured in his Centre Block office, being interviewed by Bill Curry, who was a reporter for The Hill Times.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured in his Centre Block office back when he was in government.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured on the Hill posing for The Hill Times.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured on the Hill back when he was a Cabinet minister.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured on Parliament Hill.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray pictured with his wife, Sharon Sholzberg, on the Hill.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured in a Hill scrum.
The Hill Times file photograph
Jim Peterson and Herb Gray, pictured on a rainy day on the Hill.
The Hill Times file photograph
Jim Peterson and Herb Gray.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, centre, pictured with the late Liberal MP Shaughnessy Cohen, and Windsor Star Hill reporter Paul McKeague, during a Hill fire drill.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, who went esophagus cancer in 1996 and beat it, is pictured here in a Hill scrum.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured at a Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner on the Hill.
The Hill Times file photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured at the Lester B. Pearson Building in Ottawa on his way into a special Cabinet minister back when he was a Cabinet minister.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured in a Hill scrum. Allan Thompson, left, was a reporter with The Toronto Star, and Paul McKeague, pictured right behind Mr. Gray, was never far behind the MP from Windsor.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray in another Hill scrum.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray in his Centre Block office back when he was a Cabinet minister. He collected, framed, and hung up most of the editorial cartoons of himself in his Centre Block office.
The Hill Times file photo
Herb Gray and his many framed cartoons.
The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy
Herb Gray and his editorial cartoons, pictured in his Centre Block office.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE