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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.


  
House Finance Budget showdown on C-43 and C-48 petering out

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.


  
Budget bills showdown to begin on Hill, more drama

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.


  
Senators pass a code of conduct, 'warts' and all

Ethics Officer says code has 'limitations' but he can live with them for now


  
Proposed Senate ethics regime a 'joke'

Critics blast code for putting Ethics Officer under control of a committee


  
Budget bill blasted for retroactive measures

Former Trudeau-era minister Marc Lalonde says bill sets a 'very bad precedent'


  
Liberal government death watch

Can Paul Martin's government avoid a spring non-confidence vote? The Conservatives say they can't


  
Tories to take procedural war up a notch

'We intend to have as many rounds in the Chamber': Conservative Jay Hill


  
House poised for divisive Hepatitis C vote

Libs punish Conservatives for moving motion, get a Wednesday supply day


  
Tories poised to filibuster controversial same-sex bill

  
Tories start up caucus to battle 'crystal meth'

MPs pushing to give RCMP power to control and monitor sales of potent drug


  
Alcock told to take whistleblower bill back

All-party committee urges Reg Alcock to put whistleblower bill under an independent agency


  
Commons committees budget doubles, soars to $5-million

  
Whistleblower bill a 'poison pill,' says NDP MP Pat Martin

MPs say it will take weeks to rehaul bill to protect public servants, some say bill is dead


  
Conservatives to line up en masse to debate same-sex bill

Second reading debate of Justice Minister's Civil Marriage Bill expected to drag on


  
Government shuts down its democratic reform website

PCO site was part of Prime Minister Paul Martin's agenda to fix so-called democratic deficit


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, May 22, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, President of the SOCAN Board of Directors Stan Meissner, and SOCAN Chief Quebec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, pictured May 12 at the event.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Gord Brown, chair of the House Canadian Heritage Committee.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Pierre Nantel take a selfie during the concert.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Canadian performing artist Sarah Slean.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
DFATD Director General Marcel Lebleu, Environics Communications' Louis-Charles Roy, Alex Nevsky, and ESDC's Philippe Bernier-Arcand.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Back Row: Stéphane Dion, Sarah Slean, Mr. Brown, Eric Baptiste, Pierre Nantel, Stan Meissner, James Cowan. Front Row: Marc Ouellette, Geneviève Côté, Alex Nevsky, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Gabriel Gratton.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Gabriel Gratton, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Alex Nevsky performing.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, SOCAN's Geneviève Côté, and Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Sarah Slean and NDP MP Tyrone Benskin.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Terrence Young, SOCAN's Stan Meissner, and Eric Baptiste.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Tom Mulcair's current, and former chiefs of staff Alain Gaul and Raoul Gébert, with SOCAN's Eric Baptiste.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Sen. Cowan, Sarah Slean, and Stan Meissner.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics Communications' Alex Bushell, with NDP MPs Carol Hughes and Djaouida Sellah.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Alex Nevsky and Environics Communications' Greg MacEachern.

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