NDP critics say massive, 900-page omnibus budget Bill C-9 must be split.
Government pushes 900-page sweeping budget bill through in days. Most Libs sit out House vote.
NDP MP Joe Comartin calls it a 'farce in terms of democracy,' describes issue as highly emotional and House committee process as stressful.
If the House really wants to restrict the PM's use of prorogation, all parties should agree to a Parliamentary convention, say experts.
Bloc House Leader Pierre Paquette says party has 'no choice' but to continue fight.
Bill C-12 attempts to address under-representation in Ontario, Alberta, and B.C., the fastest growing provinces in Canada.
NDP won't support any government move to revive bills at stage they were at in last session.
But opposition MPs defend the agency, describing it as a 'watchdog over democracy' and that it should not have to worry about its own funding.
Ontario, Alberta, B.C. to get 34 new seats
Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page will get $2.8-million budget after high-profile national fight.
Expect a 'bare bones' Speech from the Throne highlighting justice, electoral reforms, Canada-U.S. relations, a strong economy and innovation.
Government House Leader Jay Hill says the government's priorities will be to move the budget and economic issues through the House.
Former clerk says the Prime Minister didn't have to shut down Parliament for two months to get a majority on Senate committees.
PM Stephen Harper and his governing party are learning to master minority government, they're stronger now than when they entered it.
Liberal MP Pablo Rodriguez claims the Tories will kill the bill once they have a majority in the Senate in January 2010.
The government has officially apologized to Chinese, Japanese and Ukrainian Canadians. Why not Italian-Canadians, asks Grit MP Massimo Pacetti.
Conservatives are criticized for showing no political will to lead on poverty issues, but Tories say they have to be realistic.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela visited Ottawa in May 1992. The honorary Canadian who helped end apartheid in his country died on Dec. 5 at 95 years old. Governor General David Johnston said, "When history speaks of the very best examples of humanity, we will speak of Nelson Mandela." He's pictured here with former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney.