Monetary fines trivialize the Conflict of Interest Act, Greg Levine tells House committee conducting five-year statutory review.
'While the appetite for Senate reform is not overwhelming, it exceeds the interest in abolition, so we may have the Red Chamber to kick around for a while longer,' Forum Research president Lorne Bozinoff told The Hill Times.
'Our government believes that the Senate must change in order to reach its full potential as a democratic institution serving Canadians,' says Democratic Reform Minister of State Tim Uppal.
The feds are expected to clear the legislative deck for the next budget.
'We had a really good system beforehand, a means of checking that unlicensed persons or criminals weren’t legally acquiring firearms. Now we have something close to what they have in the States,' says Chris Wyatt.
Government House Leader Peter Van Loan, who caused recent House dust-up, says Tories ‘got a lot of work done.’
First Nations say this is just the beginning and are organizing across the country to make their voices heard.
House to vote on 47 grouped votes on Bill C-45, Second Budget Implementation Bill, it’s expected to take eight to 10 hours.
Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand says Bill C-21 is ‘an overly complex regime that will be very difficult to apply for political entities and their supporters.’
House committees will have to report back amendments by Nov. 20.
Jennifer Stoddart says Bill C-27 privacy issue is not lawfulness, but one of principle.
The Forum Research poll, conducted last weekend after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled a second massive budget implementation bill, found 64 per cent of respondents opposed bundling several unrelated bills into one, which also failed to get support from a majority who ranked the Conservative Party as their current voter preference.
Second massive omnibus bill to be studied in 11 House committees, but NDP and Grits doubt they’ll be allowed to amend bill.
Bill S-11, Food Safety Act, is considered hugely important for the food industry, especially since there was the largest beef recall last month in Canadian history.
Bill will further tighten rules on political loans and calls for more transparency, but opposition parties want PM to release his own 2004 leadership contributors’ list.
Ridings can vary 25 per cent below or above the average population. Incumbent MPs are making their cases.
MPs returned last week to Ottawa after a nearly three-month break. But their political, partisan games continue, on both sides of the House.
MPs say economy, energy, foreign policy, immigration, robocalls, crime, and F-35s to be top issues in House.