Opposition MPs say Finance Minister Jim Flaherty should have announced it in Parliament and criticize his lack of vision, detail.
The Conservatives say it won't be an issue in the next election campaign, but opposition MPs promise it will.
But NDP MP Charlie Angus says it will take more than 'big assed' Tory billboards to push legislation through the House.
Government has 42 bills on the Order Paper. Copyright Act heats up this fall.
Pollster Nik Nanos says it could 'make or break individual seats' across the country for the NDP.
House vote on Sept. 22 is on concurrence motion on whether the bill should be allowed to proceed.
Opposition Senators warn government they're serious, 'it's the wrong way to do a budget bill.'
The Senate Finance Committee still wants to hear from a number of Cabinet ministers and will report back by July 9.
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.
Third year civil engineering student, Liban Mohamed, a co-op student with Public Works this summer, tweeted this photo from the West Block. This is the excavation work to construct the West Block's portion of the new underground Visitors' Welcome Centre.
Workers loading a fixture onto a construction elevator destined to top a chimney on the West Block's Mackenzie Tower.
The secret staircase inside the Mackenzie Tower is named after Alexander Mackenzie, Canada's second prime minister. Mackenzie, whose office was in West Block, was apparently leery of lobbyists and used the secret staircase as an escape route.
Copper roofing and metal vents near the top of the West Block's Mackenzie Tower, named after Alexander Mackenzie, Canada's second prime minister and first Liberal prime minister. Mackenzie, who was in office from 1873 to 1878, had his office in West Block. The Mackenzie Tower, the building's tallest tower, also to be completely dismantled and rebuilt as part of the restoration work.
Small copper-rimmed windows set to be installed on the West Block's Mackenzie Tower. The West Block is one of four Parliament Buildings under construction as part of the Public Works' multi-billion-dollar rehabilitation project. It's expected to cost $2.64-billion by 2018. West Block's renovation is expected to cost $863-million and is expected to be completed in 2018.
A worker wearing rubber gloves for protection is pictured cleaning West Block masonry with a toothbrush.