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.
Government House Leader Jay Hill says, 'A small party like the NDP can basically tie up a piece of legislation forever.'
Conservative MP Scott Reid says the principle of representation by population would be the main reason for the bill.
Commons to vote on Liberals' non-confidence vote, NDP likely to support it.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to table his budget update report. Grits to vote against Tories.
Libs to table non-confidence motion on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1, but say the government wants to trigger an election. Tories say Liberals are to blame.