Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Federal government 'dragging its feet' on electoral reform: NDP MP Ed Broadbent

The government says it can't meet the House's deadline to bring in major reforms to Canada's electoral system. And the government snuck its response in through the Commons Clerk's Office, not through the House of Commons.


  
Tories say Liberals have no respect for Parliament

If the Prime Minister has so much regard for MPs, then why did he and his government push all opposition days off to mid-November: Conservatives


  
Senate shuts down, has nothing to do

The Senate shut down last week and won't be back until Oct. 18 because it has no bills to scrutinize.


  
Commons legislative agenda to be dominated by election call

The House is back, but the upcoming session won't have anything to do with legislative issues. It's all about the election.


  
DFAIT split is Prime Minister's prerogative: International Trade

An 'eminent persons panel' will now wade into the controversial fray on splitting up Foreign Affairs and International Trade.


  
Conservatives expect another poisonous House session

The Conservatives say the government hasn't consulted with any of the parties since last June on the 'skimpy' House agenda, but the Government House Leader's Office says it's still working on the legislative game plan.


  
MPs want CBC's Rabinovitch to give 'full accounting'

The House's Heritage Committee is gearing up to call the CBC's president to account for the costs of the lockout of the Crown corporation's 5,500 employees.


  
Support for asbestos makes Canada an 'international pariah'

Tory MP Chuck Strahl's stunning announcement that he has cancer should be a wakeup call for the government to support a global ban on asbestos, says NDP's Pat Martin.


  
'No ambiguity' in government's accountability system: TB

Treasury Board rejects misconceptions about the loopholes in the government's accountability system guiding the relations between ministers and deputy ministers.


  
MPs to debate ban on floor crossing

Two backbench MPs are poised to trigger emotional debates on crossing the floor this fall with separate private member's bills that would ban the controversial practice.


  
Pat Martin wants to change party policy on abolishing Senate

NDP MP Pat Martin wants to change his party's long-standing position to abolish the Senate, and is also calling for a new round of constitutional talks on Senate reform, western alienation, and Quebec separatism.


  
Bank merger issue immobilizing government to move: NDP

Finance Minister Ralph Goodale's July 21 letter to opposition party finance critics seeking their views on bank mergers is stirring up some controversy, again.


  
Tories promise to fight same-sex marriage law in election

The Conservatives say they won't drop the divisive same-sex issue this fall and promise to try to repeal it if they form the next government.


  
C-48 is an 'abomination': PC Sen Lowell Murray

The Senate National Finance Committee reported the controversial bill back to the Senate without amendments, but not before hearing from several witnesses who slammed the two-page bill for violating the government's normal budgetary process.


  
Senators rubber stamp child porn bill

'It's a bill that doesn't convince us that it will satisfy the objective for which it has been tabled': Liberal Sen. Serge Joyal


  
MPs celebrate whistleblower bill in House

'I really believe it's the most important piece of legislation that has come through from the government in this session': Tory MP Leon Benoit


  
Grit MPs reluctantly return to the Hill

Bitter, fatigued and confused is how some Grit backbenchers describe the way they feel about the way Paul Martin has been governing in the dying days of this session.


  
Tories mock 'surplus of ministers' on dem ref file

There's some confusion about who's in charge of democratic and electoral reforms in the Prime Minister's Cabinet. But advocates are hopeful that, out of the confusion, the Martin government will revive its flagging agenda.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
World Press Photo 15 exhibit premiere at the Canadian War Museum, July 22 July 24, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
A woman takes in the third prize for contemporary issues single photos by Italian photographer Fulvio Bugani. His series is called 'Waria: Being a Different Muslim.'
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cees Cole, Netherlands ambassador to Canada.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
World Press Photo representative Noortje Gorter.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Photographer Chris Roussakis, Hill Times reporter Rachel Aiello, photographer Cynthia Münster and Hill Times online editor Bea Vongdouangchanh.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The music from these two string musicians flowed through the gallery all evening.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Jeanine DeVos taking in the exhibit.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums, with Silvie Morel.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cynthia and Yves Bled.

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