Green Leader Elizabeth May argues the NEB has always had the capacity to overrule findings by any of the review panels it establishes for projects such as the Northern Gateway, but the Budget Implementation Bill will assure investors that regardless of what happens, the Harper government will have the power to override any decision.
But government says ‘responsible resource development is a cornerstone’ of the budget.
The government will move on the budget implementation bill and on trade and copyright bills.
And how the next chapter is written could be crucial to determining its long-term fate, says Tory pundit Tim Powers.
The government’s budget motion, which lays out how it will spend $255-billion this year, gets a filibuster in the Commons.
Critics say last week’s budget falls short of the necessary funds needed to seriously address education and health issues for Canada’s aboriginal peoples.
They’re on: Cabinet ministers set to sell the ‘quintessential political document of every government.’
Ainsley Muller of Express Pardons Canada says the feds’ crackdown on pardons on certain offences ‘doesn’t make any sense.’
NDP House Leader Joe Comartin says party’s closely monitoring electoral redistribution process in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Massive public backlash against Bill C-30 forces Tories to backtrack, but opposition MPs say police require it to modernize their fight against organized crime. They just want the bill amended.
The government will send its controversial internet surveillance bill to a Commons committee that includes one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s most trusted troubleshooting MPs soon after Parliament reconvenes and MPs return Monday from this week’s recess.
Paul Champ says the government’s new counter-terrorism strategy means protesters and activists could be put under wider surveillance through the provisions of Bill C-30.
NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right.
NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning.
Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.
RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated.
Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.