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.
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
The Senate shut down last week and won't be back until Oct. 18 because it has no bills to scrutinize.
The House is back, but the upcoming session won't have anything to do with legislative issues. It's all about the election.
An 'eminent persons panel' will now wade into the controversial fray on splitting up Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
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.
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.
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.
Treasury Board rejects misconceptions about the loopholes in the government's accountability system guiding the relations between ministers and deputy ministers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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
'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.