But expert Ned Franks also says the feds should bring the bill in sooner rather than later. Otherwise, the Tories will be accused of gerrymandering seats.
The last time the Copyright Act underwent significant amendments was in 1997.
The legislation will add an expected 30 seats to the current 308 in the House.
NDP and Grits call feds’ use of closure twice in less than two weeks an ‘abuse of Parliamentary process.’
NDP says governing Conservatives playing to their base support on criminal justice reforms.
Meanwhile, the NDP say Tories are trying to reverse 40 years of criminal justice system with omnibus crime bill.
New Dems, Libs plan to challenge feds on job creation, crime bill while jockeying to expand political support.
Libs, NDP agree more seats are needed for Ontario, Alberta, and B.C., but urge government to respect Quebec’s distinct status within the House.
NDP says Tory MPs 'came on really strong to establish their primacy,' in the beginning but have since calmed down.
The government has to get the new seats law passed by Oct. 19, 2014 in order to be in place for election in Oct. 19, 2015. It's going to be tight.
Opposition members say reform efforts are destined for the Supreme Court, while former Mulroney adviser doubts there will be an elected Senate for generations.
Conservatives poised to reform Senate, but NDP says it's not capable of being reformed, it has to go.
Majority governing Conservatives to pass budget, omnibus crime bill and to scrap long-gun registry, per-vote political subsidies.
The Harper government will be showing significant progress in implementing its platform once the budget gets passed.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper promises no surprises. Some say he should frame policies in economic, not ideological terms.
Some 40 bills died on the Order Paper when the government was defeated.
CCA's Alain Pineau says Bill C-32's 'one-size-fits-all approach' a victory for the 'big players,' but not for the 'majority of Canadian artists.'
Tories say they've been working on the controversial copyright legislation since the first day they were elected five years ago and in good faith.
Copyright Modernization Act review could be delayed until the fall as opposition parties call for 200 more witnesses.
Expect heightened partisanship and political jockeying in the Commons as election posturing continues until March budget.