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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


  
Controversial Anti-Terrorism Act faces tough review

'Our agenda is to dramatically alter the bill, if not get rid of it completely': NDP's Comartin


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, April 24, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Vickers honoured at Douglas C. Frith dinner April 2, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Château Laurier Ballroom was packed on Tuesday, March 31 for the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians dinner.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The evening began with RCMP Cpl. Craig Kennedy's rendition of O Canada.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers was recognized as an honorary member of CAFP for his heroism as the Sergeant at Arms during the Oct. 22 shooting.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Peter O'Brian, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett and Steve Paikin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Rob Nicholson and former Liberal MP Sue Barnes.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Dean Allison.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Kevin Vickers and Conservative MP Ray Boughen.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
International Union of Operating Engineers' Steven Schumann and Canadian Labour's Nathan Rotman.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
House Deputy Speaker Joe Comartin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mary Dawson, Senator David Smith, and Sharon Sholzberg-Gray.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Senator Art Eggleton and Conservative MP Earl Dreeshen.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Independent MP Brent Rathgeber in conversation with TVO's Steve Paikin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Andrew Cardozo, Pearson Centre president.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Jay Aspin and Kevin Vickers.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Lobbyist Leo Duguay.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
TVO host and author Steve Paikin gave an impassioned speech on what he's learned about the allure of public life.

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