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Harper should fire Shapiro, says Conacher

But the NDP wants Ethics Commissioner Bernard Shapiro to look into Belinda Stronach's floor-crossing and Paul Martin's role in it.


  
Liberals vow not to back down on Conservatives' childcare promises

Grit House Leader Goodale predicts 'fundamental differences in philosophies' make for a 'lively House'


  
Grits not impressed by Harper's public hearings for Supreme Court justice: Irwin

Former justice minister says Liberals brought in transparency to process


  
Conservatives' childcare plan its big legislative, political test

The Conservatives' plan to cancel the childcare agreements with the provinces will be one of its biggest tests in this minority government.


  
PM Harper has some potential minefields to navigate into Parliament

New Prime Minister Stephen Harper will likely put some water in his wine initially, but if he pushes a right-wing agenda, there are no natural allies among the three opposition parties.


  
Parliament not well-served in the last session say experts

The government rushed 13 bills through in one day before last week's dramatic defeat of the Liberal minority government. Critics say the move was undemocratic.


  
Government funding announcements in the last two weeks

  
38th minority Parliament: not memorable

Ned Franks, a top expert on Parliament democracy, says the 38th Parliament had no 'knock-down, dragged out fight on public policy' issues.


  
House drama heats up as Liberals push for recorded roll call votes

The federal Liberals will undermine their own legislation if they force opposition parties to accept a recorded vote on four priority bills, says FCM.


  
Section of Canadian Human Rights Act excludes aboriginals

Tory Sen. Kinsella is tabling legislation to repeal section 67 of Canadian Human Rights Act.


  
Conservatives threaten to defeat Liberals even if it means a cold Christmas federal election

Conservatives aren't ruling out defeating the government late next month, in the seemingly never-ending game of political chicken on Parliament Hill.


  
Federal government 'dragging its feet' on electoral reform: NDP MP Ed Broadbent

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.


  
Tories say Liberals have no respect for Parliament

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


  
Senate shuts down, has nothing to do

The Senate shut down last week and won't be back until Oct. 18 because it has no bills to scrutinize.


  
Commons legislative agenda to be dominated by election call

The House is back, but the upcoming session won't have anything to do with legislative issues. It's all about the election.


  
DFAIT split is Prime Minister's prerogative: International Trade

An 'eminent persons panel' will now wade into the controversial fray on splitting up Foreign Affairs and International Trade.


  
Conservatives expect another poisonous House session

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.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
MPs party under the stars, B.C. politicos come to Ottawa Feb. 8, 2016

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole and Steven Blaney dancing with performer Jully Black. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Party Under the Stars organizer Cheri Elliott, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Mr. Sajjan and Ms. Elliott.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Environics' Louis Charles Roy, Greg MacEachern, and their newest hire Chris McCluskey.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa city councillor Jody Mitic.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP James Bezan.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Rob Nicholson. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Peter Kent.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Jully Black with emcee of the evening Sarah Freemark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The crowd inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 3.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MPs at Wednesday's reception.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MPs Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Harjit Sajjan and Sukh Dhaliwal.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido and Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal B.C. MP Hedy Fry.

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