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NDP ready to drop access bill, ups ante on Justice Minister

  
Electoral reform could cost 'a pile of money'

House Affairs to hit the road, could travel to New Zealand to study election system


  
Grits, opposition face off over Throne Speech

Opposition parties say only final vote should be matter of confidence, Grits beg to differ


  
Will anyone dare challenge Speaker Milliken for top job?

For first time since 1986, House may not actually get a real election for House Speaker


  
It's the opposition show now in minority Parliament

Joint opposition plan to reform House smacks of 'showmanship': expert Ned Franks


  
Far-reaching terrorism bill coming into force bit by bit

Public Safety Act amends several federal statutes and has attracted its share of critics


  
Chrétien whip sees no 'huge' changes in 'dem def'

  
Whistleblower Bill at risk of dying on Order Paper

Government still has 18 bills on Order Paper, many expected to die due to election call


  
Speaker's ruling on Sun Media leak falls on deaf ears

'A caucus meeting is really an unknown beast to Parliament': Lib MP Roger Gallaway


  
Government to address MPs' concerns on 'democratic deficit'

  
Paul Martin's plan on democratic reform stalled

'Nobody really knows where to start, they don't know what the parameters are': Judi Longfield


  
Government shuts down debate on controversial ethics bill, to push Canada Elections bill

Liberals could go to the polls in late May or June


  
Parliament can only review 30 appointments yearly: Dion

MPs sound off on new rules for appointment reviews, some want to keep TV out


  
Libs admit bill to change definition of party not perfect

Bill will open door to fringe groups or individuals spreading 'extreme' views: Nystrom


  
Government House leader angling for new secretariat

New federal body would give Liberal House leader 'tools' to fix the democratic deficit


  
Grit Sen. Austin's ethics compromise falls flat

Senators no closer to reaching a consensus on legislation to create ethics watchdog


  
No break for Sober Second Thought until Easter

Government is threatening to keep Senators in their seats without a break until April 9


  
Tories wonder if Saada is next 'King of Closure'

Opposition dubbed Don Boudria 'king of closure,' argue his successor Jacques Saada is no better


  

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Monday, October 20, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Movie Night on the Hill: Elephant Song's premiere Sept. 29 in Ottawa Oct. 6, 2014

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Elephant Song, directed by Montreal's Charles Binamé, and film crew at the Movie Night on the Hill pictured with sponsors and host, Heritage Minister Shelley Glover.
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The scene at the NAC.
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Conservative Sen. Don Meredith.
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Heritage Minister Shelley Glover, Telefilm's Michel Roy, and Elephant Song's producer Richard Goudreau.
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Husband and wife team, Laura Peck and Barry McLoughlin of McLoughlin Media.
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Heritage Minister Shelly Glover and CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes' comedian Mark Critch.
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Elephant Song's director Charles Binamé.
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Telefilm's Michel Roy, Elephant Song's director Charles Binamé, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, Elephant Song's producer Richard Goudreau and Patrick Roy of Les Films Seville, all pictured at the film's premiere on Sept. 29 at the NAC in Ottawa.
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Conservative Senator Don Meredith and Conservative MP Wladyslaw Lizon.
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McLoughlin Media's Laura Peck.
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CPAC's Colette Watson.
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Conservative Senator Janice Johnson.
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Heather Bradley, director of communications to House Speaker Andrew Scheer.
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Conservative MP Mike Wallace.
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CBC TV's This Hour Has 22 Minutes comedian Mark Critch with Elephant Song director Charles Binamé.
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CBC TV's This Hour Has 22 Minutes comedian Mark Critch begins to interview NDP MP Pierre Nantel, his party's culture critic.
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NDP MP Pierre Nantel and CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes Mark Critch.
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And another thing. NDP MP Pierre Lantel and This Hour Has 22 Minutes' Mark Critch.
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And another, extra thing, Nantel.
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Okay, back off, buddy. Mark Critch really gets into his skit with a good-natured NDP MP Pierre Nantel.
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And I really, really like this movie, Elephant Song. Okay? Got it? Do you hear me, Nantel? Yeah, love it.
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And you better love it too, Nantel. Got that?

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE