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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 23, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Former Liberal deputy prime minister Herb Gray dies at age 82: some photos from his life on the Hill April 22, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray, the former Liberal MP, Cabinet minister, and deputy prime minister, pictured here with his daughter Elizabeth Gray-Smith, died on Monday, April 21 at the age of 82. He served in Parliament of 39 years and was one of Canada's longest-serving MPs.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray and his former assistant Eugene Lang, pictured at a Hill reception.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray, pictured on his way to a U.S. Embassy's Fourth of July party in Ottawa. Mr. Gray may have not been in the House in his later years, but he regularly attended Hill-related receptions.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray at a menorah-lighting ceremony on the Hill.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured back in his Centre Block office when he was in government.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured in his Centre Block office, being interviewed by Bill Curry, who was a reporter for The Hill Times.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured in his Centre Block office back when he was in government.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured on the Hill posing for The Hill Times.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured on the Hill back when he was a Cabinet minister.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured on Parliament Hill.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray pictured with his wife, Sharon Sholzberg, on the Hill.
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Herb Gray, pictured in a Hill scrum.
The Hill Times file photograph
Jim Peterson and Herb Gray, pictured on a rainy day on the Hill.
The Hill Times file photograph
Jim Peterson and Herb Gray.
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Herb Gray, centre, pictured with the late Liberal MP Shaughnessy Cohen, and Windsor Star Hill reporter Paul McKeague, during a Hill fire drill.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, who went esophagus cancer in 1996 and beat it, is pictured here in a Hill scrum.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured at a Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner on the Hill.
The Hill Times file photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured at the Lester B. Pearson Building in Ottawa on his way into a special Cabinet minister back when he was a Cabinet minister.
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Herb Gray, pictured in a Hill scrum. Allan Thompson, left, was a reporter with The Toronto Star, and Paul McKeague, pictured right behind Mr. Gray, was never far behind the MP from Windsor.
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Herb Gray in another Hill scrum.
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Herb Gray in his Centre Block office back when he was a Cabinet minister. He collected, framed, and hung up most of the editorial cartoons of himself in his Centre Block office.
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Herb Gray and his many framed cartoons.
The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy
Herb Gray and his editorial cartoons, pictured in his Centre Block office.

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