'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
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.
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.
The Liberal, NDP and Bloc parties have all signaled a desire to see both budget bills passed before the summer break; only the Tories are making noises about standing in the way, but their enthusiasm is waning fast.
As MPs prepare to battle over Paul Martin's two budget bills, NDP's Judy Wasylycia-Leis says the House should order the House Finance Committee to speed bills along if Bloc and Tories use delaying tactics.
Ethics Officer says code has 'limitations' but he can live with them for now
Critics blast code for putting Ethics Officer under control of a committee
Former Trudeau-era minister Marc Lalonde says bill sets a 'very bad precedent'
Can Paul Martin's government avoid a spring non-confidence vote? The Conservatives say they can't
'We intend to have as many rounds in the Chamber': Conservative Jay Hill
Libs punish Conservatives for moving motion, get a Wednesday supply day
MPs pushing to give RCMP power to control and monitor sales of potent drug
All-party committee urges Reg Alcock to put whistleblower bill under an independent agency
MPs say it will take weeks to rehaul bill to protect public servants, some say bill is dead
Second reading debate of Justice Minister's Civil Marriage Bill expected to drag on
PCO site was part of Prime Minister Paul Martin's agenda to fix so-called democratic deficit