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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


  
Grit Senator Austin gets Liberal Senators onside

Sen. Austin convinces Grit Senators to pass controversial ethics bill


  
Prime Minister Martin to move on democratic reform

This week's government 'action' plan to stress ethics, accountability and role of MPs


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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